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Meadow Creek Well Water Supply and Treatment Facility

As Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), North of the River Recreation and Park District (NRRPD) has reviewed the project described below to determine whether it could have a significant impact on the environment because of its development.  In accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15382, “significant effect on the environment” means a substantial, or potentially substantial, adverse change in any of the physical conditions within the area affected by the project, including land, air, water, minerals, flora, fauna, ambient noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance.

The proposed project is for Vaughn Water Company and involves drilling and equipping a new municipal water well, constructing an Ozone Treatment facility, and connecting it to the existing VWC distribution system. 

The well site property is approximately 105-ft by 210-ft or approximately ½-acre.  The site is currently irrigated lawn as part of the community park landscaping.  The grass and sprinkler system will be removed within the limits of the well site and the site graded to be level and uniform.  The earthwork will involve moving approximately 470 cubic yards and the material will balance so there is no import or off-haul of dirt. 

The site grading is anticipated to involve approximately 20 working days.  The document and documents referenced in the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration are available for review at the North of the River Recreation and Park District located at 3825 Riverlakes Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312 or by visiting Vaughn Water Company's website here.

For further information, please contact Curtis M. Skaggs at (661) 393-4796 or

Dated January 22, 2024 as advertised in the Bakersfield Californian


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