Capital Improvement Program

Public Works Employees Working a CIP Project

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is administered by the Public Works Engineering Division. The program provides for maintenance and improvements to existing infrastructure as well as new installations to support future growth in the City of Chino. The division oversees and manages the planning, design, bidding, construction inspection, and project management functions for City-sponsored CIP projects.

CIP projects underway include the following:

  • Arterial Highways
  • Local Streets
  • Traffic Signal Modification/ Installation
  • Sewer/ Storm Drain
  • Water
  • Various Landscape Improvements

The CIP was developed with input from City departments and citizen groups and was adopted by the City Council based on identified needs. The projects are funded from a variety of sources such as the General Fund, Community Development Block Grant, Measure I, SB 1 and other local and federal grants.

  1. City of Chino State Street Water Treatment Facility

The proposed project consists of development of a State Street Water Treatment Facility (State Street WTF), which will be a new centralized treatment project that will treat water from Wells 12 and 14 for nitrate, perchlorate, and 1,2,3-TCP. The project also includes installation of offsite water transmission and brine pipelines, improvements to the existing wells, and site improvements. The water treatment facility will have a capacity to treat up to 4,000 gallons per minute (gpm) and the anticipated extraction rate from each well is 2,000 gpm.

The proposed project would provide treatment for nitrate, perchlorate, and 1,2,3 TCP at Wells 12 and 14. Treatment is anticipated to include pretreatment through sand separators followed by cartridge filters (solids removal), 1,2,3-TCP Removal through Granular Activated Carbon (GAC), perchlorate and nitrate removal through a proprietary ion exchange (IX) treatment system, then disinfection and storage in Reservoir 5 before distribution. The IX treatment system generates waste water known as brine, that will be disposed of through a new connection to north Non-Reclaimable Wastewater System (NRWS) brine disposal pipeline that is managed locally by the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA). The GAC system generates a periodic backwash water when the media is replaced that will be disposed accordingly.

A copy of the MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION and other project information are available for your review at the Community Development Department, 13220 Central Avenue, Chino (City Hall).  The document is also available on the City’s website. The CEQA-required public review period of the Initial Study/MND began July 15, 2022 and ended on August 13, 2022 (30-days).  Written comments on the draft MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION were received by the City.

NOTICE: The proposed adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project has been scheduled for October 18th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the regular Chino City Council meeting.