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Twin Oaks Pipeline Relining

Project Background

The San Diego County Water Authority will begin construction on the Twin Oaks Pipeline Relining Project in Fall 2022. The project is part of the Water Authority’s commitment to maintaining the critical infrastructure that supplies safe and reliable water to customers throughout the San Diego region. The project will reline about one mile of a section of underground water pipeline adjacent to North Twin Oaks Valley Road in the San Diego County unincorporated area located just north of the City of San Marcos. New steel liners will be inserted into the existing pipeline, which will prevent breaks or failures and extend the service life of the pipeline by 75 years or more. To minimize impacts, the relining will take place in work areas called portals.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Nearby impacts: During construction, the nearby community may experience noise, dust and brief increases in construction traffic on N. Twin Oaks Valley Road.
  • After hours work: Night and weekend work in mid-October 2022.
  • Water service: Water service to nearby customers is not expected to be impacted, and planned shutdowns will be communicated well in advance to avoid any interruptions.

PROJECT GOALS:

  1. Continue reliable water service: The Water Authority has undertaken this project as part of a long-term initiative to rehabilitate 82.5 miles of old and aging critical water infrastructure in San Diego County. The work will help ensure system reliability long into the future.
  2. Help prevent critical breaks and leaks: This project will extend the life of about 1 mile of pipeline in the area for as much as 75 years and prevent costly emergency repairs.
  3. Safe and efficient construction: To minimize impacts to the surrounding area, crews will work underground in portals (entry and work sites), and residents will be informed of any traffic interruptions.
  4. Communicate transparently: A dedicated outreach team will be available to respond to public inquiries within approximately 48 hours and provide progress updates.

LOCATION: The project traverses a rural area, adjacent to North Twin Oaks Valley Road, approximately 2 miles north of the intersection at Deer Springs Road. Construction is in the unincorporated area of San Diego County, just north of the City of San Marcos.

TIMELINE:

  • 2013: Water Authority’s Capital Improvement Program is approved by the board, including 82.5 miles of critical pipe upgrades throughout San Diego County
  • Spring 2022: All project designs and permits are approved, early outreach activities begin
  • Mid-September 2022: Contractor mobilizes equipment
  • Mid-October 2022: Overnight work
  • Mid- to Late-October 2022: Major construction activities begin
  • Summer 2023: Estimated completion of project

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Project Status: Future

  • 2013: Water Authority’s Capital Improvement Program is approved by the board, including 82.5 miles of critical pipe upgrades throughout San Diego County
  • Spring 2022: All project designs and permits are approved, early outreach activities begin
  • Mid-September 2022: Contractor mobilizes equipment
  • Mid-October 2022: Overnight work
  • Mid- to Late-October 2022: Major construction activities begin
  • Summer 2023: Estimated completion of project