Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Anza Road 1550 Pressure Zone Pipeline Extension [Project No. D1988]

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Rancho California Water District
Document Title
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Anza Road 1550 Pressure Zone Pipeline Extension [Project No. D1988]
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Water Facilities - Potable Water Pipeline
Document Description
Rancho California Water District proposes to extend a potable water pipeline within the 1550 pressure zone from Morgan Hill Drive to Anza Road. The proposed Project will improve reliability of the water system. The pipeline extension is a total of 1,050 linear feet of potable water pipeline beginning at the end of the existing easterly terminus of Morgan Hill Drive within an existing residential development. The project is located easterly and continues to the east on unimproved Morgan Hill Drive to the future intersection of Anza Road and Morgan Hill Drive. The Project is centered along the centerline of future Anza Road. The Project will be implemented with open trench and bore and jack construction. The Project consists of approximately 725 linear feet of 12-inch and 325 linear feet of 24-inch diameter potable water pipeline. The Project will extend from the existing 12-inch potable water pipeline at the terminus of Morgan Hill Drive in an easterly direction and connect to the existing 24-inch potable water pipeline located in the Rancho California Water District easement. In addition, approximately 45 linear feet of 24- inch casing will be utilized to install the pipeline where it passes under an unnamed jurisdictional wash. The casing construction will require the removal of approximately 120 cubic yards (CY) of excavated material (80 CY for jacking pit and 40 CY for receiving pit). Excavation of the trench will involve preparation of the trench (shoring, etc.), amending soil to fill the bottom of the trench, and backfilling the trench. Inspections will occur throughout the excavation of the trench to ensure depths are consistent with engineering fill. Additional removal of approximately 560 CY of excavated material for the entire length of the 12-inch pipeline and 450 CY of excavated material for the entire length of the 24-inch pipeline is required. While most of the Project is underground, two locations along the pipeline will be above ground where the two-air release and vacuum valves are located. The above ground features will be protected by bollards likely 2 or 4 metal posts, each one being approximately inches in diameter and 4 feet tall. Project construction is anticipated to last for five months, beginning in the second quarter of 2023, and ending in the last quarter of 2023. Construction involves four to six workers, employed, or contracted, that will be on site. Construction will occur between 7AM and 5PM Monday through Friday, except during weekends and district holidays. Construction within 600 feet of the closest residences shall not occur before 8AM.

Contact Information

Dan Ruiz
Agency Name
Rancho California Water District
Job Title
Director of Engineering
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Lori Trottier
Agency Name
Ardurra Group, Inc.
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Cross Streets
Morgan Hill Drive and Anza Road
Parcel #
966-170-003, 966-170-006, 966-170-022, 966-170-040
State Highways
State Highway 79
French Valley Airport
Vail Ranch Middle School and Tobin Elementary School
Temecula Creek, Jurisdictional Dry Wash
14 Sth
2 West

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (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 Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), 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 20, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Potable Water Pipeline)(Type Potable Water , MGD 0.000001)
Local Actions
Master Plan
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Public Services, Tribal Cultural Resources
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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