2024 Well Rehabilitation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
2024 Well Rehabilitation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Santa Cruz Water Department (City) will rehabilitate its Beltz Well 10 and Tait Wells 1B, 3B, and 4 by chemical and mechanical means to restore lost well performance. Beltz 10 was never fully and properly developed after well construction due to limitations that existed at that time for the disposal of well development water. That situation has since been resolved and the City now seeks to maximize the production capacity of the well through a rigorous well rehabilitation/well development program. Generally, the work shall consist of: • Removal of existing pump assembly • Inspection and assessment of pumping equipment • Pre-rehabilitation video surveying • Nylon brushing the well screen • Cleaning of the well screen by hydraulic pressure jetting • Bailing the well to bottom • Installation of tanks, piping, and treatment system for discharge water • Installation of a 4-inch PVC pipeline at the Beltz WTP from the raw water • pipeline to the storm drain inlet • Pre-chemical development by airlift/swabbing with dual swab • Chemical treatment • Agitation by swabbing • Post-chemical development by airlift/swabbing with dual swab • Post-rehabilitation video surveying • Well disinfection • Reinstallation of City’s pump assembly

Contact Information

Ezekiel Bean
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Job Title
Associate Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Citywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
34th Ave and Roland Dr.; Ocean Street Ext & Crossing St.
Parcel #
032-075-06; 060-192-21
State Highways
9, 17, 1
Santa Cruz Branch RR, Big Trees
San Lorenzo River and Tributaries

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, California Code of Regulations Title 14 §15301 & §15061(b)(2)
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt under California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines §15301 - Existing Facilities, for routine maintenance activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance of an environmental resource. Additionally, the project is not barred by the exceptions for taking a Class 1 Categorical Exemption (14 Cal Code Regs §15300.2): • (a) Location. Not applicable for Class 1 Exemptions • (b) Cumulative Impact. The 2024 well rehabilitation project would not result in a cumulative impact of successive projects overtime because this project is fully contained within the facility footprints and construction activities would be temporary and isolated. • (c) Significant Effect. o There will be no significant impacts from noise to adjacent properties with ASR testing. Noise from all activities will comply with the Santa Cruz County noise ordinance. o No permanent impacts to sensitive, scenic, or coastal resources would occur. Discharges will meet NPDES requirements. • (d) Scenic Highways. The study would not damage scenic resources within a scenic highway. The site is not near or within the viewshed of a designated scenic highway. • (e) Hazardous Waste Sites. The study site is not located on any list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code (Cortese List). • (f) Historical Resources. The study is not anticipated to cause an adverse change to a historical resource. There are no known cultural or historic resources in the area and no structures would be affected.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


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