BLM seeks public comment on reservoir and transmission pipeline

Environmental analysis released for 30-day comment period


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Barstow Field Office

Media Contact:

Michelle Van Der Linden

BARSTOW, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Barstow Field Office, is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment for the issuance of a right-of-way to Golden State Water Company . The applicant is seeking approval to construct, operate, and maintain a 1.5-million-gallon welded steel water reservoir and approximately 1,800 linear feet of 12-inch diameter polyvinyl chloride water transmission pipeline along the east side of Irwin Road, north of the city of Barstow in San Bernardino County.

Golden State Water Company delivers drinking water and fire suppression water to the city of Barstow. The proposed project would provide needed water storage and stable operating pressures to water customers on the north side of the Mojave River, particularly in the vicinity of Irwin Road and Spadra Street.

“We want to hear from the community members who will benefit from the proposed improvements and we encourage communication through the public comment process,” said Katrina Symons, Barstow Field Manager.

The 30-day public comment period will close on May 17, 2021. The BLM will evaluate and address all substantive comments received during the public comment period in the final document.

The environmental assessment is available for review online at Members of the public may submit written comments by May 17, 2021 through the link provided; by mail to BLM-Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311; or by email to

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.