City of Exeter DWSRF Planning Application


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Exeter
Document Title
City of Exeter DWSRF Planning Application
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Exeter (City) operates a small, community drinking water system located in the disadvantaged community of Exeter in Tulare County, California. The system has 3,298 service connections, an average demand of approximately 1,738 acre-feet per year, six active wells, three inactive wells, and one active 100,000-gallon storage tank. The City is seeking to address the following issues: • The City’s existing water storage capacity is insufficient during peak demand periods. Additional water storage and pumping facilities will be required to satisfy peak demands and future growth. • Several wells are abandoned. The City would like to explore the possibility of rehabilitating abandoned wells to restore production capacity. • The capacities of the existing wells have been declining over the years. The City wishes to conduct pump testing to determine the current capacities of each well. • Elevated haloacetic acid, trihalomethane, and coliform levels have been occasionally observed throughout the distribution system. The City wishes to evaluate and design infrastructure improvements for mitigating exceedances. • The City’s existing water system controls infrastructure is aging and requires extensive upgrades to facilitate long-term operation of water supply infrastructure. • Several critical wells do not have auxiliary power to maintain production in the event of a power and/or engine failure of the existing well motors. To address these issues, the following project components work will require planning and design: • Increasing the water storage capacity from 100,000 to 500,000 gallons through design of a new storage tank and booster pump station. • Increasing water supply capacity through potential rehabilitation of abandoned and active wells. • Mitigation of occasional coliform, trihalomethanes, and haloacetic acid exceedances through evaluation and design of infrastructure improvements. • Design of a new SCADA system with updated radio telemetry equipment to serve six (6) or more wells and associated storage tanks. • Design of auxiliary/emergency power to four (4) existing wells.

Contact Information

Daymon Qualls
Agency Name
City of Exeter
Job Title
Director of Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Cross Streets
various areas within the City
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 65
San Joaquin Valley RR
Kawean HS, Lincoln, Rocky Hill & Wilson Elementary

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262- Feasibility and Planning Studies
Reasons for Exemption
The City is submitting a planning and feasibility grant application at this time. Based on the research and studies prepared, the City will design new components for the system for future actions and consideration for the approval or disapproval of the project. An environmental review of the proposed project will be conducted as warranted prior to actions by the lead agency.
County Clerk


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