Pacific Southwest, Region 9
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Moreno Valley (City of) - Edgemont Water Master Plan Update Project
Public Notice for the Finding of No Significant Impact
- Moreno Valley Edgemont Water Master Plan Update Project Finding of No Significant Impact (PDF) (4 pp, 24K)
- Initial Study/Environmental Assessment (PDF) (183 pp, 7.8M)
EPA is considering authorizing the expenditure of funds awarded to the City of Moreno Valley (City) to analyze the existing Box Springs Mutual Water Company (BSMWC) water system and determine the adequacy of the existing system, determine any necessary system improvements and the associated costs of the improvements to comply with the current City of Moreno Valley General Plan and Land Use designations (ultimate development). Presently, the existing BSMWC water system is not up to City fire protection standards and codes. Furthermore, due to age and deterioration of the existing system, there is a potential for pipeline failure; thus, leading to a shutdown of the entire system and water will not be delivered to the public. The Water Infrastructure Analysis Study (WIAS) proposes two water system alternatives based on the additional water supply and improvements to water system facilities including storage, pipeline and pumping. Alternative No. 1 consists of maintaining the current system operational scheme, with additional water supply from additional groundwater extraction, and upgrading all existing BSMWC facilities (pipelines, reservoir, and hydropneumatic booster station). Alternative No. 2 consists of connecting to the Western Municipal Water District water system for both water supply and fire suppression needs. The National Environmental Policy Act also requires analysis of the No Action or No Project Alternative. The No Action Alternative would not adopt or implement the EWMPU and the WIAS would not be utilized to address the inadequacy of the existing system.
In compliance with the NEPA, the EPA has prepared an Initial Study (IS)/ Environmental Assessment (EA), which examines the potential environmental impacts of the proposed action and alternatives along with the no action alternative. As a result of the IS/EA, the EPA has determined the proposed action will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.
Howard Kahan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
U.S. EPA, Region 9 (WTR-4)
Southern California Field Office
600 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1460
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 244-1819
Fax: (213) 244-1850
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