ACWD proposes to properly destroy two abandoned irrigation wells that are potentially acting as pathways for saltwater intrusion into the lower drinking water aquifers. Any debris or equipment within the two wells will be removed, the existing well casing perforated, and the casing will be backfilled with a neat cement sand slurry mixture. The upper portion of the casing will be removed and the resulting hole will be filled to grade with native material.
In the City of Newark, on the Mayhew Landing Unit of the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge.
A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued to well drilling contractors for the proper destruction of the two abandoned irrigation wells. The project is expected to be awarded in October 2020.
The CEQA Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) public comment period is from September 2, 2020, through October 1, 2020. The public review draft may be reviewed at the link below. Comments regarding the Draft IS/MND should be directed to Douglas Young, project manager, at the address above, by phone at (510) 668-4452, or via email by 5:00 p.m. PST. ACWD will hold a future public meeting to consider adoption of the IS/MND and project approval at a later date
Anticipated Activities: November 2020
Project Manager: Douglas Young