Upsize Blending Line at Diamond


SCH Number
Public Agency
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Document Title
Upsize Blending Line at Diamond
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) operates a diverse potable water distribution system that involves groundwater wells, in addition to surface and imported water supplies. Water produced from some of the groundwater wells may exceed the notification, response, or Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for certain constituents and must be treated and/or blended with water from other sources to meet drinking water standards. EVMWD utilizes the Blending Line at Diamond to treat water that exceeds MCLs and or established notification/ response levels for arsenic, vanadium, and PFAS in compliance with regulatory requirements. Due to continuing changes in water quality regulations, EVMWD needs the ability to increase the volume of water that can be delivered through the blending line. The Upsize Blending Line at Diamond Project proposes to upsize approximately 3,000 feet of 12-inch pipe to 20-inch located between Summerly Well and Diamond Well along Diamond Drive. The Project will benefit the customers of EVMWD by improving the operational flexibility and reliability of EVMWD’s water distribution system.

Contact Information

Parag Kalaria
Agency Name
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District
Job Title
Director of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lake Elsinore
Cross Streets
Along Diamond Drive between Summerly Place and Hawthorn
Other Location Info
Township 6 South, Range 4 West, Sections 16 and 21, San Bernardino Base Meridian

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code, § 21080.21
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is statutorily exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under CEQA Statute Section 21080.21 (CEQA Guidelines Section 15282(k) – Other Statutory Exemptions), which exempts from CEQA “any project of less than one mile in length within a public street or highway or any other public right-of-way for the installation of a new pipeline or the maintenance, repair, restoration, reconditioning, relocation, replacement, removal, or demolition of an existing pipeline.” The Project entails construction within the public right-of-way that will allow the District to repair and replace an existing subsurface pipeline that is less than one mile in length and that is within an existing public right-of-way. The Project thus falls squarely within this statutory exemption.
County Clerk


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