California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Water Reclamation Facility Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University Board of Trustees
Document Title
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Water Reclamation Facility Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is proposing to construct and operate an on-campus water reclamation facility (WRF) and recycled water storage and distribution system to produce and deliver disinfected tertiary recycled water meeting the requirements of Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations for unrestricted reuse, including safe application to agricultural crops, pastures, and recreation fields on campus. The nonpotable water demands of the campus that are currently met via untreated water from Whale Rock Reservoir (approximately 15 miles to the northwest) would be transitioned over time to nonpotable recycled water supplied by the on-campus WRF. The campus would then use the Whale Rock Reservoir water freed up by operation of the WRF to meet future potable water demand associated with campus growth proposed under the Campus Master Plan. Cal Poly would continue to pump groundwater for agricultural purposes. Nonpotable water demands associated with agriculture are not anticipated to increase with implementation of the Campus Master Plan.

Contact Information

Marcus Jackson
Agency Name
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Job Title
Project Manager, Facilities Planning and Capital Projects
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Andrea Shephard
Agency Name
Ascent Environmental
Job Title
Senior Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
California Blvd and Highland Dr and Mt Bishop Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
073-341-016,020,026; 052-252-001,014
State Highways
Union Pacific
Bishop Peak Elementary, Pacheco Elementary, Teach Elementary, ++
Brizzolara Creek, Stenner Creek

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 Education, 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of General Services (DGS), 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 6, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Water Reclamation Facility, Recycled Water Reservoir & Delivery)(Type Treatmnt/Pipelin, MGD 0.5)
Local Actions
Routine development permits, such as encroachment, grading, and noise permits; agreements for private pipeline placement in public rights-of-way
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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