Notice of Availability of an EIR and Public Comment Period

  • Water
  • by BPC Staff
  • on November 29, 2016

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Update on
Silicon Valley Clean Water
Conveyance System
(Pipeline) Project

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Wastewater Conveyance System and Treatment Plant Reliability Improvement Project (“Project”) is available for public review and comment.  The purpose of the Project, located within the Cities of Belmont, Menlo Park, Redwood City, and San Carlos (see Figure 1 next page), is to ensure the reliability of the conveyance system and the wastewater treatment plant  facilities.  The main components of the Project include the following:
Pipelines – A Tunnel/Gravity Pipeline would be constructed using a tunnel boring machine. The concrete tunnel would be constructed at depths ranging from 30 to 60 feet below ground surface.
The Belmont Force Main Improvements component would consist of lining 0.9 miles of existing pipelines to convey the wastewater flow from the City of Belmont to the SVCW system.
Pump Stations – Construction would occur at all four of SVCW’s existing pump station locations to assure that the SVCW system can reliably pump and convey flow.
Wastewater Treatment Plant – Conveyance and treatment facilities would be built to increase the reliability of the system and comply with anticipated future regulations.
The proposed Project will have potentially significant environmental impacts with regard to Air Quality; Biological Resources; Cultural Resources; Geology/Soils; Hazardous Materials; Hydrology and Water Quality; Noise; Utilities and Services; and Cumulative Impacts.  CEQA requires this notice to disclose whether any listed toxic sites are present at the Project locations. The Project locations are not contained in the Cortese List of toxic sites.
The 45-day public review period for this DEIR begins on November 29, 2016 and ends on January 13, 2017.  The DEIR and the documents referenced in the DEIR are available for review online on SVCW’s web site under “Projects” at: and are also available at:  Silicon Valley Clean Water, 1400 Radio Road, Redwood City, CA 94065.  Written comments must be received at SVCW by 5:00 PM January 13, 2017 to be addressed as part of the formal EIR review process.  Comments and questions should be referred to Kim Hackett at SVCW at (650) 591-7121 or at, or by regular mail to 1400 Radio Road, Redwood City, CA, 94065.
SVCW will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the Draft EIR on December 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will be held at SVCW’s Administrative Offices, 1400 Radio Road, Redwood City, CA.  Following the close of the 45-day public review period, SVCW will prepare a Final EIR that will include responses to all comments received
 during the public review period.  At least 10 days prior to the SVCW Commission public hearing to certify the Final EIR and consider the Project,  SVCW’s responses to comments received during the DEIR public review period will be available for review and will be sent to those who have commented in writing on the DEIR during the public review period.
Daniel Child, Manager
Silicon Valley Clean Water
Daniel Child                                                         November 29, 2016
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Silicon Valley Clean Water
1400 Radio Road
Redwood City, CA 94065
Phone: 650-591-7121

SVCW provides wastewater services to residents and businesses in

Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, and West Bay Sanitary District


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