Wright Drive Water Main and Edgehill Booster Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sweetwater Springs Water District
Document Title
Wright Drive Water Main and Edgehill Booster Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the project is to replace a water system that has reached the end of its service life, which will improve water service flows, improve customer water quality, improve fire protection, reduce water losses from leaks, and minimize the need for future maintenance. The project would replace 6,400 linear feet of water main serving 65 low-income households, as well as replace the Edgehill Booster Station. The project would also include the installation of new fire hydrants approximately every 300 feet within the project site. New hydrants are needed because there are an inadequate number of fire hydrants in the overall area, and fire flows are either non-existent or are extremely low. The addition of new hydrants will bring fire flows into compliance with minimum standards of 1,000 gallons per minute.

Contact Information

Eric Schanz
Agency Name
Sweetwater Springs Water District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Wright Drive, Wright Lane, Edgehill Drive, Glenda Drive, Natoma Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 116
Guerneville School
Russian River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2 (section 15302) and Class 3 (section 15303)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed replacement of water infrastructure, including water mainlines and the Edgehill Booster Station, qualifies for an exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15302(c), which applies to "replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity." The proposed construction of new fire hydrants and rerouting of three sections of cross county mainlines qualifies for an exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15303(d), which applies to "water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions, including street improvements, of reasonable length to serve such construction." The project would not increase the capacity of the water distribution system or support future growth within the project area. The project would not trigger any exception to the use of a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2.
County Clerk


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