As a Lead Agency for CEQA, Sweetwater Authority considers a project “approved” once the decision-making body has (1) reviewed and considered, in its totality, the project’s final environmental documents, and (2) decided to approve or carry out the project. The following projects have been recently approved by the Authority:
Sweetwater Authority Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Inventory and Identification Requirements
Sweetwater Authority is proposing an information gathering investigation (i.e. lead service line inventory) related to the Lead and Copper Rule – Requirement for Lead Service Line, and the recent revisions issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Lead and Copper Rule. The goal of the investigation is to identify, using computer statistical modeling and field investigations, how many private lead service lines currently exist in the Sweetwater Authority’s service area. For more details, see link below:
Sweetwater Authority Lead and Copper Rule Revisions Inventory and Identification Requirements CEQA NOE (PDF)
Robert A. Perdue Water Treatment Plant Fuel Management and Fire-Resilient Habitat RestorationThe proposed project consists of four phases, including fuel reduction and hazardous fuel removal, soil stabilization and slope protection, reforestation with fire-resilient native habitat, and maintenance and monitoring. The proposed project would occur on a 4.9 acre steep slope, located on the west side of the Robert A. Perdue Water Treatment Plant, in the Sweetwater Reservoir property. For more details, see link below:
Robert A. Perdue Water Treatment Plant Fuel Management and Fire-Resilient Habitat Restoration Project CEQA NOE (PDF)
Hazardous Tree Removal at the Robert A. Perdue Water Treatment Plant Emergency ProjectThe project includes the removal of eucalyptus trees adjacent to the Robert A. Perdue Water Treatment Plant pump station and above-ground raw water main. For more details, see link below:
Hazardous Tree Removal at the Robert A. Perdue Water Treatment Plant Emergency Project CEQA NOE (PDF)
Sweetwater Dam and South Dike Improvements Project
The proposed project would include improvements to the Sweetwater Dam and South Dike to safely pass and contain storm water flows associated with a Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) event. In order to achieve that primary objective, an existing parapet wall on the north side of the dam would be raised and a new parapet wall would be constructed on the south side. Additionally, the South Dike would be raised. Other minor repairs and modifications to the Sweetwater Dam, South Spillway, and associated facilities would also be conducted. The proposed project would fully comply with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) regulatory program (California Water Code Division 3, Dams and Reservoirs).
Sweetwater Dam and South Dike Improvements MND Final
Sweetwater Reservoir Wetlands Habitat Recovery Project
Sweetwater Reservoir Habitat Recovery Project MND Final
Central-Wheeler Tank and Systems Improvement Project Sweetwater Authority proposes to construct a new 0.8 million gallon (MG) water storage tank and associated conveyance pipelines near Sweetwater Reservoir. The 2015 Water Distribution System Master Plan evaluated Sweetwater Authority’s transmission, pumping, storage and distribution network and made recommendations to meet anticipated demands through the year 2040. The current requirement to satisfy maximum day and fire protection water demands in the Wheeler Pressure Zone is 0.60 million gallons per day (MGD) and the projected demand is 0.84 MGD by 2040. The existing Wheeler Tank was constructed in 1952 and has an operating storage capacity of 0.36 MG, but operates at a reduced capacity of 0.25 MG since the tank does not meet structural stability requirements for seismic activity. The proposed Project would improve reliability of the water distribution system in the current Wheeler Pressure Zone and a portion of the Gravity Pressure Zone by allowing Sweetwater Authority to meet anticipated maximum day and fire protection demands through the year 2040. The project would involve construction of a new 0.8 MG welded steel water storage tank (Central-Wheeler Tank) near a hillside in an undeveloped portion of land owned by SWA and construction of associated water drainage and conveyance pipelines to improve reliability of water distribution within Sweetwater Authority’s Wheeler Pressure Zone and a portion of the Gravity Pressure Zone. Project facilities would occur within public rights-of-way, within property currently owned by Sweetwater Authority, or easements to be acquired by Sweetwater Authority.
Central-Wheeler Tank Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)
Notice of Determination (PDF)
Water Main Installation - Sweetwater Road to Pray Street and Pray Street 200 LF North of Pray Court to Sweetwater Road, BonitaFor details, see https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2022030343
Water Main Replacement - Bucky Lane, South 43rd Street to Easement at Still Street, National CityFor details, see https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2022030342
East 24th Street, Grove Street to Euclid Avenue, National CityFor details, see https://ceqanet.opr.ca.gov/2022030336
Please note approved projects are removed from this webpage after one year of adoption or once project is completed.
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