Water Bottle Filling Stations


SCH Number
Public Agency
Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD)
Document Title
Water Bottle Filling Stations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Mammoth Community Water District (District) provides water and wastewater services to the Town of Mammoth Lakes (Town). The Town is a resort community that supports both permanent and transient populations. There are 18 miles of paved multi-use paths (MUP) located in, and around the Town and District’s service area. These MUPs are heavily used by locals and visitors to the area. This project seeks to provide drinking water to people recreating along the paved MUPs. Water will be available at the stations from approximately May through September, annually. The water bottle filling stations (stations) provide both water bottle filling and a drinking fountain spout, details of the stations can be seen in Exhibit B. The locations for the project were selected considering frequency of trail use, proximity to an existing water line and ease of installation. The locations for installation are on disturbed lands, directly next to the paved MUP. The stations will be installed on small, less than 4 foot by 4 foot, concrete pads. Trenching necessary to tap the existing water line and bring supply to the station will occur on previously disturbed land and in no case exceeds 10 feet. Removed dirt will be replaced. Construction is estimated to take one week at each location. Established paved and dirt roads will be used to access project locations. All vehicles and equipment will utilize existing barren areas for parking and conducting work. No vegetation will be cleared for the project. The District has submitted Standard Form 299 to the Inyo National Forest for project approval. Work at the sites will commence in June 2022 and is expected to be completed by September 2022.

Contact Information

Mark Busby
Agency Name
Mammoth Community Water District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Mammoth Lakes
Cross Streets
Twin Lakes Bridge, Waterford Bridge, Mammoth Creek Bathroom
Total Acres
Other Location Info
37°, 37’ 58.781” N of 118° 58’ 57.987” W – Waterford Bridge 37°, 38’ 08.001” N of 118° 57’ 53.288” W – Mammoth Creek Park Bathroom

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15311 (c)
Reasons for Exemption
The District is a public utility. The proposed project would construct water bottle filling stations along a public multi-use path to provide drinking water for the paths’ seasonal use.
County Clerk


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