Carmel Meadows Lift Station and Sewer Replacement Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Carmel Area Wastewater District (CAWD)
Document Title
Carmel Meadows Lift Station and Sewer Replacement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan Designation: Medium Density Residential (MDR) Zoning: MDR/2 Dwelling Units (2-D) per acre in the Coastal Zone (CZ)
Document Description
The proposed project is located on the northern edge of the Carmel Meadows Subdivision, which includes approximately 150 homes, some of which overlook the Pacific Ocean to the west while others overlook the Carmel River Lagoon to the north. The proposed project uses a small lift station and a series of four small residential scale sewage pumps to enable the use/reuse of accessible, and less environmentally damaging pipeline alignments through the backyards of the residences being served. A 12-inch wide trench would be dug with a small excavator to about three-feet deep, typically (maximum depth is five feet). Impacts to residential landscaping would be avoided where possible and/or restored to original or better condition. In areas where the alignment is beyond the fenced parcel, native vegetation would also be restored with native seeding and erosion best management practices installed on steeper slopes as needed. There is no expansion of sewer capacity and the new sewer line would continue to serve the same residents in the Carmel Meadows neighborhood as are served by the existing system.

Contact Information

Rachel Lather
Agency Name
Carmel Area Wastewater District
Job Title
Principal Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Carmel Meadows, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Cross Streets
Ribera Road
State Highways
Highway 1
Bay School Parent Co-Op Preschool
Carmel Lagoon

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Lift Station and Sewer Replacement)
Local Actions
Lift Station and Sewer Replacement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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