TUD ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS
Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) proposes the Matelot Pipeline and Turbidity Station Project (project), which includes constructing an 18-inch diameter raw water main up to 1,650 feet in length that would convey water from Matelot Reservoir in the north to the Columbia Water Treatment Plant (Columbia WTP) in the south. The project site consists of a 30-foot utility easement around the proposed pipeline alignment and the site of the proposed turbidity station. While the utility easement would be 30 feet in width, it is anticipated that all construction disturbance for the project would be contained within a 20-foot corridor along the pipeline alignment and an area of approximately 150 square feet at the turbidity station.
Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) is proposing the Matelot Pipeline and Turbidity Station Project is a project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In accordance with Section 15051 of the CEQA Guidelines, “Criteria for Identifying the Lead Agency,” The Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration is subject to a 30-day public review period. The public is encouraged to provide written comments during the 30-day review, and/or attend the Board of Directors’ hearing at which the project and the Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration will be considered for approval. In accordance with Section 15074 of the CEQA Guidelines, TUD’s Board of Directors must consider the Initial Study and proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration along with any comments received during the public review process.
November 7, 2019
Nov. 14, 2019 to
Dec. 20, 2019
The Tuolumne Utilities District is the Lead Agency for and intends to consider adoption of a mitigated negative declaration in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the following project:
Consolidate the Curtis Creek Elementary School District’s existing school water system with the existing Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) system. Construct 5,700± linear feet of 12” diameter water main from the school located at 18755 Standard Road, along Standard Road to Mono Way then westerly along the south side of Mono Way to the existing connection near the entrance to Tractor Supply Company (14879 Mono Way). No sites enumerated pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5 regarding hazardous materials have been identified on the site.
April 4, 2019
May 4, 2019
CEQA Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Ditch Maintenance Activities Project
The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) has evaluated the potential environmental impacts associated with ongoing ditch maintenance activities system-wide. TUD intends that this master environmental document will address ongoing maintenance activities and their potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to guide implementation of these recurring activities without the necessity for conducting and preparing a new environmental review and document for each activity. It is anticipated that this master environmental document will be updated approximately once every five years.
Aug 02, 2017
Sep 01, 2017
Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Project
The main components of the Proposed Project include sediment removal and wetland enhancement, sediment reuse and disposal, and tributary improvements. Most of the sediment removed from the lake would be placed at the Cedar Ridge Apple Ranch and on the Summers property immediately north of the lake. Sediment would also be placed in strategic locations within the lake to improve water circulation and manage sedimentation. The Proposed Project would also involve sedimentation and flood protection improvements along lower Chicken Creek and construction of a crossing over Power Creek. Implementation of the Proposed Project would increase the water supply reliability and improve water quality for TUD’s largest water system, serving more than 10,000 people, as well as commercial and agricultural users.
Jul 21, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Cuesta Heights Water Storage and Distribution Improvements Project
The proposed improvements are located in various locations around Columbia and Sonora in Tuolumne County, California. Improvements would be located on the following Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs):
- 35-070-51 (Cuesta Heights Tank and supply and distribution mains)
- 35-070-35 (Cuesta Heights Pump Station and supply and distribution mains)
- 33-040-31, 35-010-73 (pipeline from Sawmill Flat Road to Pedro Y Tank)
- 33-381-20 (Gopher Tank), 34-330-21 (420K Tank and 420K Pump Station)
- 35-131-29 (Saratoga Tank and two pressure reducing stations)
- 34-330-21, 34-330-24, 34-370-15
- 34-330-17 (pipeline that connects the 126K Tank and the distribution system just below the 420K Tank) or within the right-of-way of Shaws Flat Road, Gibbs Drive and Redbud Drive.
Jun 30, 2017
Jul 31, 2017