Water Authority’s Right-of-Way Allows Access to Critical Infrastructure
The Water Authority maintains 308 miles of pipeline and 1,400 related structures and facilities. These facilities are located within the Water Authority’s 168 miles of right-of-way. The right-of-way is inspected with periodic patrols and the use of drones.
“Right-of-way” is land that the Water Authority owns or has rights to use to operate, maintain or repair agency facilities. .
Managing the right-of-way to preserve the Water Authority’s ability to quickly access or repair vital water facilities when needed is a crucial ongoing effort.
Easements & Other Property Acquisition
The majority of the Water Authority’s right-of-way is in the form of easements. Easements are permanent and appear in the title report for the property when it is transferred from seller to buyer.
The Water Authority should be consulted before any improvements are planned to ensure those improvements are compatible with the easement held by the Water Authority. Chapter 7 of the Water Authority’s Administrative Code outlines permittable uses of easements.Administrative Code – Chapter 7.00 – Regulation of Rights of Way and Property