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Contact: Sonja Hanson, 415-561-4730
MILL VALLEY, Calif. — The National Park Service (NPS) has completed environmental compliance for a project to rehabilitate aging water and wastewater lines at Muir Woods National Monument.
The Muir Woods Water and Wastewater Service Lines Rehabilitation Project will ensure safe and reliable utility services to park facilities, including restrooms, the visitor center and concessions building. Components of the current water and wastewater lines are showing signs of corrosion and structural deterioration.
The new infrastructure will meet modern code requirements for fire protection flow demands and potable water quality and storage. The project will also provide stronger natural resource protections by relocating wastewater infrastructure out of the Redwood Creek corridor.
A Final Environmental Assessment (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Determination of No Impairment have been completed and are available on the NPS Planning website. The Final EA addresses substantive comments received on the Draft EA published earlier this year and meets compliance requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
NPS expects to begin construction on the project in summer 2018 with projected completion of fall 2018. For additional project details, please visit the project page at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/m
As NPS enters its second century, a number of projects are underway to improve the visitor experience at Muir Woods and ensure the health of the Redwood Creek watershed into the future. To learn more about these projects, please visit www.nps.gov//goga/getinvolved/
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 NPS employees care for America’s more than 400 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.