Lead Service Line Replacement Inventory and Investigation


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Lead Service Line Replacement Inventory and Investigation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes approval of a State Revolving Funds (SRF) loan application to compile an inventory and investigation of lead service lines for privately-owned water services. Publicly owned lead services were installed in the City of San Diego (City) through the mid-1900s when cast iron and copper service lines became standard; however, the City has not inventoried nor replaced lead services on the privately-owned customer side of the water meter as it was not a regulatory requirement at the time. In accordance with the EPA’s recent Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR), the project will develop a Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI). The City has engaged an engineering consultant to develop a Customer Service Line Inventory Plan that leverages existing data from City records with additional data sources related to lead service lines. This Inventory Plan is currently in place and the consultant has begun the investigation and inventory phase of the project. Concurrently, the project proposes development of a plan to replace any lead service lines discovered by July 22, 2031, which is 10 years after the effective date of the LCRR Act. Physical replacement of the lead service lines is not part of the project and will be subject to future environmental review.

Contact Information

DDS Dirk DeYoung Smith
Agency Name
City of San Diego Public Utilities Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
City of San Diego wide
Total Acres

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The City of San Diego conducted an environmental review that determined the project would not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15262 Feasibility and Planning Studies. The work is limited to inventory and investigation only; and where the exceptions listed in CEQA Section 15300.2 would not apply in that no cumulative impacts were identified; no significant effects on the environment were identified; the project is not adjacent to a scenic highway; no historical resources would be affected by the action; and the project was not identified on a list of hazardous waste sites pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.
County Clerk
San Diego


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