Olivenhain installs recycled water pipeline in Encinitas

Olivenhain installs recycled water pipeline in Encinitas

Olivenhain Municipal Water District has begun construction on a new recycled water pipeline in Encinitas along Manchester Avenue and South El Camino Real from Via Poco to Tennis Club Drive. According to the District, once complete, the new pipeline will reduce demand for imported potable water by more than 10 million gallons every year.

“Recycled water is a critical tool in our effort to diversify our water supply and reduce the impacts of drought,” explained OMWD Board  President Larry Watt. “By converting from potable to recycled water for irrigation, this project has become yet another example of how we can significantly reduce our potable water consumption.”

This new pipeline is an element of the larger North San Diego County Regional Recycled Water Project—a collaborative effort among nine North County agencies that coordinate across jurisdictional boundaries. The water that OMWD will deliver through the new pipeline is produced at San Elijo Joint Powers Authority’s water reclamation facility in Cardiff.

The project is expected to be completed in 2023.

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