Serving the Greater

Escondido Valley Since 1954

North San Diego County Regional Recycled Water Project

This study is intended to assist the North San Diego County water and wastewater agencies in identifying the benefits of regionalization of existing and planned recycled water systems to further maximize the use of recycled water. Regionalization of facilities will allow recycled water to play an even more significant role in meeting the future water needs in the north San Diego County area. In 1998, four agencies, Olivenhain MWD, Carlsbad MWD, San Elijo JPA, and the Leucadia Wastewater District received USBR Title XVI grant funds for the construction of various recycled water facilities within each of the north county agencies. The facilities that were included in that original regional effort have been constructed and are in use. As a result of these previous successes, a larger group consisting of eleven North County Agencies (Group) has been formed to investigate expanded use of recycled water within north San Diego County. The intent of this study is to identify new local and regional recycled water projects that will provide additional recycled water supplies to the local water agencies beyond what they could utilize individually.

Rincon Water and the partner agencies were awarded $1.5 million in 2013 from the State to continue the work on this project. An additional $3.4 million was awarded in 2014.