Reclamation Releases Draft EA/FONSI for the South Santa Clara County Recycled Water Master Plan Project

Media Contact: Pete Lucero, 916-978-5100 TTY 916- 978-5608

For Release: May 13, 2010

The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (EA/FONSI) for the Short-Term Phase I Component of the South Santa Clara County Recycled Water Master Plan Project.  This project, authorized through Title XVI of Public Law 102-575, as amended, is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will be constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD).

The SCVWD and the South County Regional Wastewater Authority are implementing the South Santa Clara County Recycled Water Master Plan and Project to expand the existing recycled water system to provide recycled water to landscape, agricultural, and industrial users in the Cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill areas. 

The Draft EA/FONSI were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available online.  If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call at 916-978-5100 or e-mail

Please send comments to Mr. David T. White, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, by close of business, Friday, May 28, 2010.  Comments may also be faxed to Mr. White at 916-978-5094 or e-mailed to

For additional information or to request a copy of the Draft EA/FONSI, please contact Mr. White at 916-978-5074 (TTY 916-978-5608).  Copies of the draft documents may also be viewed at Reclamation's Sacramento office at the above address.

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