Construction of New Reservoir in North County to get Underway

Construction on the Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir is expected to get underway this month after San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors approved an $11.4 million contract with Pacific Hydrotech Corporation of Perris, Calif.

The North County project includes demolition of an abandoned steel tank, building a 2.1 million-gallon storage reservoir and construction of an isolation vault and an underground flow control facility. The project is expected to be completed by winter 2022.

“These upgrades are investments in our future,” said Water Authority Board Chair Gary Croucher. “Ever-changing conditions mean the work is complex and challenging, but continued vigilance helps ensure that we can meet our region’s water needs both today and for decades to come.”

The new Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir will provide operational flexibility, enhanced system reliability for the day-to-day operations of the aqueduct system, and help ensure water deliveries can be maintained even if power supplies are interrupted.

The Water Authority will continue to work closely with the Valley Center community, Valley Center Municipal Water District, and nearby homeowners to minimize short-term construction impacts. For more information on the Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir project, go to

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