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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Montecito Water District (MWD), acting as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration at its regular meeting on January 28, 2020 for the Ocean View Avenue Water Main Replacement Project, which replaces a 100-year old 4-inch cast iron water main, service laterals, one hydrant, and one air vacuum valve on Ocean View Avenue in Montecito, California operated by the MWD. This water main replacement is required due to the restriction in flow within the water main and lack of pressure and flow rate for firefighting operations for the adjacent 20 properties. The water main will be replaced with 630 linear feet of new 6-inch ductile iron pipe in a new trench along Ocean View Avenue. The existing 4-inch pipe will remain in service during construction and will be abandoned in place. The water main trench will be 630 feet long by 12 inches wide and 40 inches deep. The project will also replace 18 service laterals with new copper piping. The service lateral trenches will total approximately 400 linear feet and will be 12 inches wide and 30 inches deep. The project will also include a new hydrant lateral and air vacuum valve with a total trench length of 30 linear feet and 12 inches wide and 40 inches deep. All trenching will be backfilled with sand to 6 inches above the top of pipe and concrete slurry above the sand and asphalt to match the existing asphalt thickness in accordance with County of Santa Barbara Construction Standards. The construction timeline is estimated to be 5 business days to install the water main and 10 business days to install the service laterals, hydrant and air vacuum valve.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Draft IS/MND is available for public review at the Montecito Water District Office, 583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, California 93108 during normal business hours. It is also posted online (link) on the District’s website: www.montecitowater.com

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that comments may also be given at the Public Meeting of MWD’s Board of Directors to be held on January 28, 2020 at 9:30 AM at MWD’s Office located at 583 San Ysidro Road. MWD will hold a public meeting to receive testimonies, oral and written, and consider adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration at the meeting scheduled for:

Date: Tuesday January 28, 2020
Time: 9:30 A.M., or as soon thereafter as practicable
Location: Montecito Water District, 583 San Ysidro Road, Montecito, California 93108.