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Project: Pismo Beach City Central Coast Blue - Planning Project

Description: Project is injecting advanced treated recycled water into the Northern Cities Management Area of the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin, to prevent seawater intrusion. Project includes: 1) Design and install monitoring wells; 2) Permitting and environmental review; 3) Anti-degradation analysis; 4) Geophysical investigation to update groundwater flow and transport model; 5) Conduct injection tests to evaluate suitability of project locations; and 6) Develop a groundwater monitoring program.

Reference Number: 3940P01D1812520

Implemented By: Pismo Beach, City of

Objective: Protect groundwater/drinking water from seawater intrusion and aid in restoring beneficial uses of the Basin.

Type: Water Management

Total Cost: $4,534,145.00

Project Status: Project Implementation

On Time?: Yes    Within Scope?: Yes    Within Budget?: Yes

Estimated Completion: 1/31/2022    Actual Completion:

Associated Counties: San Luis Obispo

Project Benefits a Disadvantaged Community (or SDAC): No

Contribution SourcesContribution DateContribution Amount
Local Contribution3/14/2019$2,534,145.00
Prop. 1, Groundwater Sustainability9/21/2018$2,000,000.00

Project MetricMetric TopicQuantityUnit
Water ManagementGroundwater Remediation  

Water Action Plan Target

Provide Safe Water for All CommunitiesAction Description


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