Tehachapi Groundwater Sustainability Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Tehachapi
Document Title
Tehachapi Groundwater Sustainability Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
City of Tehachapi: Light Industrial, Agriculture (Wastewater Treatment Plant). Kern County: Other Facilities (Map Code 3.3).
Document Description
The Groundwater Sustainability Project (GSP; proposed project) is an Indirect Potable Reuse (IPR) project that would allow the City of Tehachapi (City) to increase local water supply, maximize recycled water use, improve water quality to support higher levels of recycled water, and decrease reliance on imported water. The GSP would construct new facilities at the City’s existing Tehachapi Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to produce tertiary-treated recycled water, upgrade the effluent pump station at the WWTP, construct a new pump station at the Borrow Pit, construct a new transmission pipeline to convey recycled water from the Borrow Pit to Blackburn Dam, and construct new spreading grounds at Blackburn Dam to allow for recharge of the tertiary-treated recycled water into the local Tehachapi Groundwater Basin. The recharged water would be extracted at existing domestic supply wells at a later date.

Contact Information

Don Marsh
Agency Name
City of Tehachapi
Job Title
Public Works Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Sarah Spano
Agency Name
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Cross Streets
Enterprise Way / J Street; E Steuber Road between E. Tehachapi Blvd. and Braverman Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
415-011-05; 415-110-14; 223-190-33, 34, 41; 222-500-24, 223-052-26
State Highways
State Route 58
Union Pacific Railway
Tehachapi Municipal Airport
Tehachapi High School, Jacobsen Middle, Monroe High School
32 S
33 E
San Bern

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 19, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Water Facilities (Indirect Potable Reuse)(Type Recycled Water, MGD 1.25)
Local Actions
Recycled Water Project
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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