Water Authority Builds Infrastructure to Meet Region’s Water Demands

The Water Authority has executed an ambitious plan since 1989 to design and build world-class public works projects to help reduce its dependence on imported water and enhance its water delivery system. This plan, known as the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), remains focused on meeting water demands within the region.

The 2003 Regional Water Facilities Master Plan identified additional projects and facilities that need to be included in the CIP to ensure the Water Authority could achieve its mission of providing a safe and reliable water supply to the San Diego region. Many of these facilities have since been constructed.

In 2013, the Water Authority finalized the Regional Water Facilities Optimization and Master Plan Update, the agency’s new roadmap for infrastructure investments through 2035. This updated plan focuses on optimizing the Water Authority’s existing infrastructure while maintaining the flexibility to adjust to a range of future water supply needs. 

The Water Authority strives to be a good neighbor to local residents and businesses residing near its current and future facilities by providing up-to-date information to and working with the communities that are affected by construction projects.

Collaborating with the Business Community

The Water Authority also reaches out to the business community to solicit competitive proposals and bids for its construction projects. If your company would like more information about contracting with the Water Authority, or would like to view additional documents including design manuals or the General Conditions and Standard Specifications, go to the Water Authority’s Contracting Opportunities web page.

Southern First Aqueduct
Southern First Aqueduct Facilities Improvement

The southern First Aqueduct delivers untreated water from Escondido throughout southeast San Diego County.

Crossover I-15 Pipeline Project 

The San Diego County Water Authority is planning a critical pipeline project for approximately one mile under Interstate 15 along…

First Aqueduct Treated Water Bifurcation and Hubbard Hill Vent Structures Rehabilitation

The Water Authority’s First Aqueduct contains six tunnels to convey water by gravity.

Flow Control Facility Seismic Upgrades

The Water Authority has contracted a structural engineering consultant to evaluate eight facilities for seismic vulnerabilities.

Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir

The Water Authority’s First and Second Aqueducts deliver treated and untreated water throughout San Diego County while the Valley Center…

Helix 9 Flow Control Facility

The project demolishes the existing Helix 1 Flow Control Facility (FCF) and constructs a new Helix 9 Flow Control Facility. 

Lake Murray to Sweetwater Relining
Lake Murray to Sweetwater Relining

The Water Authority in 2018 completed crucial relining work on a section of a regional wholesale water pipeline, which extended…

Miramar Hills to Scripps Ranch
Miramar Hills to Scripps Ranch Relining

The Miramar Hill to Scripps Ranch Relining Project rehabilitated approximately 3.25 miles of two of the Water Authority's pipelines that…

Mission Trails Flow Regulatory Structure II

The Water Authority is building a new flow regulatory structure to upgrade the untreated water system in the northwest area…

Mission Trails to Lake Murray Project Photo
Mission Trails to Lake Murray Pipeline Relining

The San Diego County Water Authority’s pipeline relining program rehabilitates and extends the life of its aging water delivery pipelines.…

Moosa Canyon Erosion Control

A crucial component of maintaining the Water Authority’s large-diameter pipelines is ensuring that they are protected from potential failures. In…

Nob Hill Pipeline Project
Nob Hill Pipeline Improvements

This project replaced approximately 900 feet of two sections of existing pipelines with one pipeline at a lower elevation in…