Construction of New Recycled Water Pipelines Begins in Encinitas

Olivenhain Municipal Water District has begun construction on new recycled water pipelines in the city of Encinitas. The pipeline extensions will allow homeowner associations in the area to convert to recycled water for irrigation of their properties.

This project phase involves installing pipeline extensions around Park Dale Lane and Gatepost Road off Village Park Way in the city of Encinitas. Work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Additionally, restricted work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, will be in effect for any work directly impacting Park Dale Lane Elementary School.

This phase of the project is anticipated to be complete in fall 2024. No impacts to customers’ drinking water supplies are anticipated. Project updates will be posted to

OMWD was successful in achieving approximately $900,000 in grant funding to make this project cost-effective for ratepayers. Specifically, both the US Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources are contributing grant funds to offset project costs.

OMWD produces up to two million gallons of recycled water every day at its 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility. Additionally, OMWD is the lead agency of the North San Diego Water Reuse Coalition, a group of nine North County agencies that coordinate across jurisdictional boundaries to expand the reach of the recycled water. As a result, OMWD now serves up to 15 percent of its overall demand from recycled water and continues to identify additional ways to make recycled water available to eligible customers.