Well Q2 Perchlorate Removal Facility


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Well Q2 Perchlorate Removal Facility
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency - Valencia Division (hereinafter Valencia Division) proposed Project includes Well Q2 Ion Exchange (IX) Treatment Facility and the Disinfection Facility at the location described above. The Valencia Division will utilize IX treatment to remove perchlorate and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the raw water of Well Q2, which has a capacity of 1,320 gpm. The effluent from the IX vessels will then receive chloramination treatment at the Saugus Perchlorate Treatment Facility (SPTF). The Well Q2 IX Treatment Facility includes two bag filters and one treatment train (two IX vessels total, operated in lead and lag configuration). The Disinfection Facility includes existing sodium hypochlorite storage and liquid ammonium sulfate storage at the SPTF, and additional chemical feed systems installed for both sodium hypochlorite and liquid ammonium sulfate. Both treatment facilities are equipped the associated electrical equipment, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, and water quality measuring equipment.

Contact Information

Naira Ghukasyan
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Santa Clarita
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
26477 Bouquet Canyon Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Existing Facilities, and Class 3 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures.
Reasons for Exemption
he project qualifies for an exemption under Class 1 Existing Facilities because it is a minor alteration of an existing public facility and it concerns proposed new mechanical equipment involving negligible or no expansion of use. The project also qualifies for an exemption under Class 3 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures because the project construction is limited to construction within SCVWA's existing facility property. None of the exceptions listed in section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines would apply to the proposed Project.


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