Construction Projects

OMWD has several active and upcoming projects in its service area. Updates and important announcements on OMWD’s larger capital improvement projects can be found on this page. If you have additional questions, please email our Engineering Department or call 760-632-4235.

El Camino Real Potable Water Pipeline Replacement and Green Bike Lane Striping Project

*Update 3/25/2020*—Due to a weather delay, construction is expected to begin the week of March 30.

Two aging distribution mains located beneath El Camino Real were originally installed in 1961 and 1974, and are approaching the end of their lifespan. OMWD plans to replace these pipelines in the coming months, with construction anticipated to begin this spring.

The project will replace approximately 4,700 linear feet of existing 12-inch diameter water pipeline in North El Camino Real from Encinitas Boulevard to Garden View Road and approximately 650 linear feet of existing 12-inch diameter pipeline in North El Camino Real between Via Molena and Mountain Vista Drive.

In addition to the pipeline replacement, the City of Encinitas will implement traffic calming measures along El Camino Real from Encinitas Boulevard to Leucadia Boulevard.

To reduce traffic impacts, all work will take place at night, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday. OMWD anticipates there will only be one shutdown of water service for most businesses/residences, the duration of which will be kept as short as possible.

A mailer with additional project details was sent to neighboring businesses and residents in September 2019.

For questions specific to the City of Encinitas’ Active Transportation Enhancing Project, please visit the City’s project page or contact traffic@encinitasca.gov or call 760-943-2211.

El Camino Real Project Map

El Camino Real Potable Water Pipeline Replacement and Green Bike Lane Striping Project Area

 

Manchester Avenue Recycled Water Pipeline Project

To expand the availability of OMWD’s recycled water, OMWD is planning to connect to San Elijo Joint Powers Authority’s recycled water transmission pipeline near Interstate 5 and Via Poco. From that connection, OMWD will construct a new recycled water pipeline along Manchester Avenue.

The Manchester Avenue Recycled Water Pipeline Project involves the construction of approximately 1.4 miles of six-inch diameter recycled water pipeline. The new pipeline will expand recycled water service to the corridor along Manchester Avenue and South El Camino Real from Interstate 5 freeway to Tennis Club Drive.

A mailer with additional project information was sent to neighboring businesses and residents in December 2019.

OMWD staff presented project details, as well as the benefits and requirements of using recycled water for landscape irrigation purposes, at a citizen’s participation meeting on January 7.

Environmental Public Comment Period & Public Hearing

OMWD prepared an Initial Study/Environmental Checklist and Mitigated Negative Declaration that addresses the potential environmental impacts of the Manchester Recycled Water Pipeline Project. On November 13, 2019, OMWD’s Board of Directors approved the release of the IS/MND document for public review and comment. The comment period ended January 15, 2020. A public hearing was held in OMWD’s boardroom on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to receive comments on the IS/MND for the Project.

Map of project area along Manchester avenue Via Poco to Calle Ryan

Manchester Avenue Recycled Water Pipeline Project Area