COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
Department of Public Works
October 9, 2008
BOARD MEETING DATE:
October 28, 2008
Honorable Board of Supervisors
James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Executive Summary: Accepting the Facilities Plan for the Pescadero Community Sewer Project and Designating a Preferred Alternative for the Environmental Assessment
Adopt a resolution accepting the Facilities Plan for the Pescadero Community Sewer Project and designating Wastewater Treatment Plant SITE 3 and a conventional gravity collection system as the preferred alternative for the environmental assessment.
Commitment: Ensure basic health and safety for all.
Goal(s): Maintain and enhance the public safety of all residents and visitors.
The construction of a wastewater treatment plant for the community of Pescadero will improve their sanitary sewer facilities for the benefit of the public.
In 2004, the Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted a Resolution supporting a Public Health Declaration of public health threat related to sewage disposal for the Community of Pescadero and the establishment of a wastewater treatment improvement project for the community.
Subsequent to the Regional Board’s Resolution, San Mateo County obtained grant funding from the State Water Resources Control Board under their 2004 Small Community Wastewater Grant Program and contracted with Hydroscience Engineers, Inc., to perform a feasibility study. They have produced a draft feasibility study report titled “Pescadero Community Sewer Project, Facilities Planning Report” dated June 2008, and hereinafter referred to as “Report”.
Public Works staff and the consultant presented the findings from the Report to the community at a Pescadero Municipal Advisory Council
Because the environmental impacts would vary depending upon the site chosen, selection of a preferred site is required prior to performing the environmental assessment.
The cost for developing a treatment plant at site 3 is estimated to be $4,736,000.
There is no impact to the General Fund for accepting the Facilities Plan and designating the preferred alternative.