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Peck Reservoir Replacement Project

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Information contact.

Gilbert Gamboa, City Project Manager

(310) 802-5356



Finalization of the initial environmental study and start of the environmental review period. Based on the environmental review, mitigation measures will be identified to reduce construction-related impacts to less than significant levels. As applicable, these measures will be incorporated into the final design and construction contract documents.

The City of Manhattan Beach, as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lead agency for the project, has prepared and plans to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the project. This review period is intended to provide interested individuals, organizations, and agencies the opportunity to comment on the environmental effects of the project as described in the MND.

The initial study/mitigated negative declaration is available for review at the following locations:

  • City of Manhattan Beach City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue
  • City of Manhattan Beach Police/Fire Facility, 400/420 15th Street
  • County of Los Angeles Public Library, 1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach
  • Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Drive
  • Manhattan Heights Community Center, 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard

The Notice of Intent and the Initial Study/MND are available for download and review at the following document links:

Notice of Intent to file MND (PDF)
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (PDF)

The project will require a public hearing before the Manhattan Beach Planning Commission for action on the use permit. The meeting date and time is tentatively scheduled for June 12, 2019. A separate hearing notice will be published on a future date.

The City of Manhattan Beach, Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting for the project on May 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Manhattan Heights Community Center.

A community information meeting was held at the Joslyn Community Center on April 3, 2019.  For more information about this meeting, please download the presentation of the Peck Reservoir Project Update. (PPT)

The City of Manhattan Beach, Department of Public Works is receiving comments during the 30-day public comment period for the Peck Reservoir Replacement Project Initial Study/MND from March 14, 2019 to May 8, 2019. All mailed comments must be postmarked by May 8, 2019. All emailed comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM on May 8, 2019. Please send your responses to:

Gilbert Gamboa, PE
Senior Civil Engineer
City of Manhattan Beach
3621 Bell Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Below are general site layouts and graphical renderings of the new Peck Reservoir site. Please note that all features have been schematized and represent approximate locations for the water system assets.

Proposed Schematic Site Layout
Proposed Site Layout Schematic - Peck Reservoir Replacement Project

Graphical Renderings – Views from the West

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Graphical Renderings – Views from the East

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Community information meeting was held at the Joslyn Community Center. The preliminary Project design was presented at this meeting.


The Peck Reservoir Facility, at 1800 North Peck Avenue located at the Southeast corner of Peck Avenue and 19th Street, was built in1957 and at 60 years old has exceeded its useful life and is in need of replacement. Once exceeded, these facilities become less reliable, expensive to maintain and are subject to failure. This project was identified as a top priority and recommended as part of the 2010 Water System Master Plan. The replacement of the Peck Reservoir will help ensure the long-term dependability of the water system in our community.


The Peck Reservoir Replacement Project consists of the demolition of the existing 7.5 million gallon, partially buried concrete reservoir, pump station and other facilities situated within the existing 2.7 acre property.  A new 8 million gallon reservoir will be constructed at the same location.

The major elements of the project are:

·  New Reservoir Structure

·  New Pump Station Control Building

·  New Operations Building

·  New Water Treatment Facility

·  New Site Features (Sidewalks, Metal Picket Fencing, Planted Retaining Walls, Landscaping, etc.)

·  Off-site Pipeline Trench Work (at Peck Avenue, 18th Street, 19th Street & Herrin Avenue)


Construction Duration:  16 – 20 months

Goal:  Start 2020 / Finish 2022


City Staff:

Gilbert Gamboa, City Project Manager

Prem Kumar, City Engineer

Shawn Igoe, Utilities Manager 

Design Services:

Stantec, Inc.

Hazen and Sawyer




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