XII. UTILITIES AND SERVICE
- The proposed project is
responding to a regional need for electric power
distribution upgrades and would not in itself be
considered a cause for other new or altered power or
natural gas utilities. Therefore, no impact to power or
natural gas systems or supplies would occur.
- Pacific Bell provides
communication services and currently serves the project
area. The project site currently has telephone lines that
are used by the tree trimming operation (ESA, 1997). The
operation of the substation would require a minimum of
new communications infrastructure. The substation would
not house any employees but would be connected via
telephone lines to PG&E engineering controls for
remote operation and alarm systems (Masuoka, 1997).
Therefore, no impact to communication services in
- The project site does not
have any septic tanks or sewer services (ESA, 1997). The
operation of the substation
- would not create a demand on
water supply or sewer services. No bathroom facilities
would be required since the substation would be
controlled remotely and not house any employees (PEA,
1997). Water supply for the perimeter landscaping would
be maintained without change. No water or sewer lines
would have to be moved for construction of the project.
Therefore, no impact to water supply and sewer services
- The size of the project site
is 3.2 acres and the stormwater drainage from the site
currently discharges into the Town's storm water system.
The increase in the amount of impermeable surfaces that
would create additional run-off would have a less than
significant impact on the local storm drainage system
given the mitigation measures included as part of the
project (see Section IV Water). With the proposed
drainage management measures, site runoff would not
exceed the capacity of the storm drains serving the site.
Therefore, the project would have a less than significant
impact related to storm water infrastructure (also see
section IV Water).
- The project would require
solid waste disposal service only during the construction
phase. A small amount of soil would be removed from the
trench for the underground distribution feeder line.
PG&E and its contractors for construction would
remove all solid wastes from the site. In the long term,
no solid wastes would be generated at the site because
the substation would be controlled remotely and not house
any employees (PEA, 1997). Therefore, no impact to solid
waste disposal services would occur.
- The project would require a
minor increase in water use for construction that could
be accommodated by available water service and would not
have a substantial impact on local or regional water
supplies. Although not required or proposed, PG&E
could use reclaimed water for construction purposes.
Because construction would occur in winter and spring,
which typically are wet periods, overall availability and
use of water supplies would not pose a problem. In the
long term no additional water services would be needed,
as the substation would be controlled remotely and not
house any employees (PEA, 1997). Water service would be
restricted to that needed for maintaining the existing
landscaping. Therefore, no impact to water services would