Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Hauled Water Initiative

Contact Information

For more information contact:
Dale Sakamoto
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626-458-3915


Overview

The Hauled Water Initiative is an effort by the County to determine the feasibility of using hauled water as a potable water source for new single-family residential development, where there is no other feasible source of municipal or well water available. Documents related to this proposed initiative are available under the Documents section on this page.


Background

In response to a motion by Supervisor Antonovich, the County’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) convened the Hauled Water Task Force (“Task Force”) comprised of staff from the Departments of Public Health, Public Works, Regional Planning, Fire, and County Counsel, to study the use of hauled water as a potential source of potable water in certain parts of the County. The Task Force prepared an informational report on the feasibility of using hauled water and presented the report to the Board of Supervisors in 2009.

From 2010 to 2012, at the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Task Force presented the informational report’s conclusions at a series of community meetings in Juniper Hills, Lancaster, and Acton, and met with community members to discuss their concerns with the report. Based on community input and consideration of other potential impacts, the Task Force revised the informational report and several of its recommendations.

The Task Force’s recommendations were compiled into a revised report, which the CEO presented to the Board on August 17, 2012. On September 4, 2012, the Board instructed the Task Force to prepare the appropriate environmental documentation analyzing the potential environmental impacts of a hauled water policy, and to prepare an ordinance for a single-family residential hauled water use policy for new development. The Task Force determined that an environmental impact report (EIR) is required for the ordinance.


Environmental Review

The County of Los Angeles released the Draft EIR for public review on May 31, 2016.

The Notice of Availability is available.

The comment period ends on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The Documents are available for review online under the Documents section below, and hard copies are available at the following nine County public facilities:

5th Supervisorial District Field Office
1113 West Avenue M-4, Suite A
Palmdale CA 93551
Lake Los Angeles Library
16921 East Avenue O, Suite A
Palmdale CA 93591
Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works
900 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra CA 91803
Lancaster Library
601 West Lancaster Boulevard
Lancaster CA 93534
Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
Stevenson Ranch Library
25950 The Old Road
Stevenson Ranch CA 91381
Acton Agua Dulce Library
33792 Crown Valley Road
Acton CA 93510
Quartz Hill Library
42018 North 50th Street West
Quartz Hill CA 93536
Castaic Library
27971 Sloan Canyon Road
Castaic CA 91384

Documents

Environmental Documents and Meetings

Draft Environmental Impact Report – Released May 31, 2016

VOLUME I
VOLUME II
VOLUME III
VOLUME IV
VOLUME V

Public Meetings on the Draft EIR

The County will host two public meetings to provide a review of the EIR process, conclusions of the Draft EIR, and to solicit written comments on the Draft EIR. Attendance at meetings is not required to submit comments on the Draft EIR. The public meetings will take place from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the following locations on the dates listed:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
General William J. Fox Airfield
4555 West Avenue G
Lancaster CA 93536
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Acton Agua Dulce Library
33792 Crown Valley Road
Acton CA 93510
Draft EIR Preparation Process and Documents

August 17, 2012, Report to the Board of Supervisors


Schedule

The Draft EIR is completed and is available under the “Documents” section of this web page. The 50-day public review period for the Draft EIR starts on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and ends on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.


Contact

For more information contact:
Dale Sakamoto
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
626-458-3915

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