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 SEW Timeline

Planning phase: Completed September 9, 2014

  • Conducted a design level geotechnical investigation
  • Collected additional survey data in key areas
  • Completed the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
  • Release Draft EIR for public review in November 2013
  • Final EIR certified on September 9, 2014

Design phase: July 2010 to March 2015

  • Updated hydraulic models with refined design elements
  • Refined erosion protection and floodwall design
  • Completed structural design for floodwalls and new culverts at Carl Road (Sunnyvale West) and Caribbean Drive (Sunnyvale East)
  • Completed 90 percent design submittal of the contract documents in December 2013

Permit acquisition: April to December 2015

Construction phase: January 2016 to December 2017 (dependent upon the issuance of regulatory permits)

Community meetings and project updates: periodic throughout the project. Review the meetings and notices.

The project will require several actions by the water district Board of Directors to complete the anticipated work. Below is a list of the actions and when these items are estimated to be brought to the Board for approval.

  • Adopted Planning Study Report and authorized staff to proceed with design: June 2010
  • Certified Final Environmental Impact Report and approved project: September 9, 2014
  • Advertise for construction: Fall 2015