New Reservoir to Protect Water Deliveries in North County
The Hauck Mesa drinking water reservoir project in North San Diego County broke ground in February 2021. The project includes demolition of an abandoned steel tank, construction of a 2.1 million-gallon storage reservoir connected to the Valley Center Pipeline, and construction of an isolation vault and underground flow control facility.
The new Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir will provide operational flexibility and enhanced system reliability for day-to-day operations of the aqueduct system, while helping ensure water deliveries can be maintained even if power supplies are interrupted. The Water Authority and its member agencies are dedicated to the asset management program, which actively replaces and repairs the Water Authority’s assets, including pipes, valves, facilities, equipment, and other infrastructure. The Hauck Mesa project required close communication with the Valley Center Community, Valley Center Municipal Water District, and nearby homeowners. It is expected to be completed in winter 2022.
“This project is just one of the infrastructure improvement projects the Water Authority is undertaking to fulfill the agency’s mission to provide a safe and reliable water supply for today and the future. ”