Gallons of Drinking Water Can Be Produced Each Day
Recreational Open Space Maintained
Gallons of Recycled Water Can Be Produced Each Day


What We Do

Olivenhain Municipal Water District is a public agency providing water, wastewater services, recycled water, hydroelectricity, and the operation of the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve.

OMWD maintains a philosophy of a rewarding working environment, high level of customer service, open communication with the public, and a strong financial position. These elements are imperative for achieving long-range infrastructure plans to provide a sustainable water supply for generations to come.


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OMWD implemented a new identification system for field equipment that will assist utilities and first responders in contacting us in the event of an emergency, minimizing our response time, reducing water loss, and saving ratepayers money. ... See MoreSee Less

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While our offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, rest assured that OMWD operators will be on duty 24/7 this holiday weekend to ensure high-quality water is delivered to your tap. ... See MoreSee Less

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OMWD maintains an aggressive preventative maintenance program in order to reduce operating costs and avoid emergency outages. During a routine inspection, 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility operators identified a filter pump that was operating inefficiently and quickly scheduled its replacement, thereby reducing energy costs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ben SeverBen Sever Science research suggests adverse effects of wastewater on soil and agricultural products:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17720286https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4705247/http://docserver.ingentaconnect.com/deliver/connect/wef/10614303/v85n10/s35.pdf?expires=1484255976&id=89661132&titleid=11548&accname=Guest+User&checksum=E5AEE98371DD61000A00B2AD52F6A1DAhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/29763337?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contentshttp://www.waterboards.ca.gov/publications_forms/publications/general/docs/irrigation-manual-1984c.pdfhttp://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=48320http://www.ijritcc.org/download/1419496703.pdfhttps://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/lrp-ei-1sy11.pdfhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/147616957 days ago

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Bids & Planning

Water supply shortages, growing communities, and changing water needs together mean that a number of OMWD projects are planned or underway to ensure reliable water service to current and future customers.



OMWD’s Human Resources Department provides a full range of services to employees and the public, including employee and labor relations, employee benefits and compensation, recruitment and selection, …


Elfin Forest
Recreational Reserve

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve offers approximately 784 acres of preserved open space and 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails,
as well as picnic areas and scenic mountain viewing points.

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