Coalition Members

The ten Coalition members provide water and wastewater services to communities within the Project Area. The Coalition was formed to investigate expansion of water reuse within northern San Diego County. This Project is a result of these efforts. A brief description of each Coalition member, their role in the Project, and links to their respective websites are available by clicking on the Coalition member name in the list below.

Carlsbad Municipal Water District
City of Escondido
City of Oceanside
Leucadia Wastewater District
Olivenhain Municipal Water District
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
San Elijo Joint Powers Authority
Santa Fe Irrigation District
Vallecitos Water District
Vista Irrigation District

Wendy Chambers
General Manager
Carlsbad Municipal Water District
5950 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Wendy.Chambers@Carlsbadca.gov
760-438-2722
http://www.carlsbadca.gov/water

Carlsbad Municiapl Water District (MWD) is a subsidiary district of the City of Carlsbad and delivers water and recycled water to its service area. Carlsbad MWD's recycled water system is extensive, and includes distribution and transmission provided by the City of Carlsbad. Recycled water is provided to Carlsbad MWD from the Carlsbad WRF (which receives secondary effluent from Encina Water Pollution Control Facility [WPCF]). Additional external sources of recycled water include flows from Leucadia WWD's Gafner WRF and Vallecitos WD's Meadowlark WRF. The Carlsbad WRF has a current capacity of 4 million gallons per day (MGD), which will be expanded to 8 MGD by 2025 and 12 MGD by 2035 as part of the Project, to meet demand projections.

Carlsbad MWD's existing recycled water system includes 77 miles of pipeline, three booster pumping stations, three storage tanks, three pressure regulating systems, and two supply sources with pump stations. As part of the Project, this distribution system will be expanded with over 90,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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Chris McKinney
Director of Utilities
City of Escondido
City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
cmckinney@escondido.org
760-839-4662
http://www.escondido.org/utilities.aspx

The City of Escondido owns and operates the Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF) that produces recycled water for local distribution. The City of Escondido produces and sells recycled water to its customers primarily for irrigation purposes, and also wholesales recycled water to Rincon del Diablo MWD. The HARRF currently produces up to 9 MGD of recycled water for use in the City of Escondido and Rincon del Diablo MWD's service areas. Through the short-term, a 9 MGD expansion of tertiary treatment system at the HARRF is anticipated.

The City of Escondido currently serves recycled water to over 80 customers, through 18 miles of pipelines. Recycled water storage is provided at the HARRF (1 MG) and Leslie Lane Reservoir (2 MG). Much of the City's recycled water customers use recycled water for irrigation purposes, though 60-90% of average daily recycled water demand in the City of Escondido is for industrial purposes associated with the cooling tower at the Sempra Energy Power Plant. As part of the Project, this distribution system will be expanded with over 43,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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Cari Dale
Water Utilities Director
City of Oceanside
300 N. Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054
cdale@ci.oceanside.ca.us
760-435-5800
https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/water/default.asp

The City of Oceanside owns and operates two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs): La Salina WWTP and San Luis Rey WWTP. Currently, only a small amount of recycled water from the San Luis Rey WWTP is used at a local golf course and Whelan Lake, both within the City of Oceanside. The San Luis Rey WWTP provides secondary treatment for most of the wastewater generated within the City of Oceanside's service area. The secondary treatment capacity of the existing San Luis Rey WWTP is 13.5 MGD, while the tertiary capacity is 0.7 MGD. Tertiary facilities at the San Luis Rey WWTP would be expanded to a capacity of 6.5 MGD by 2025 and 13.5 MGD by 2035. Current planning efforts indicate that San Luis Rey WWTP could be upgraded to include Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) capabilities for potable reuse.

Oceanside's existing recycled water pipeline system serves the northern portion of the City of Oceanside, as well as other development projects. As part of the Project, this distribution system will be expanded with over 92,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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Paul Bushee
General Manager
Leucadia Wastewater District
1960 La Costa Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92009
pbushee@lwwd.org
760-753-0155 x 3014
http://www.lwwd.org/

Leucadia WWD wholesales recycled water to the City of Carlsbad for use on the south golf course at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. Leucadia WWD owns and operates the Gafner WRF, which has a 1 MGD capacity to treat water to tertiary levels. Secondary effluent is provided to the Gafner WRF from the Encina WPCF. Tertiary-treated recycled water from the Gafner WRF is supplied directly to the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa via a distribution system owned and maintained by Leucadia WWD.

Leucadia WWD has a 900 foot recycled water pipeline installed from the Gafner WRF to the east edge of El Camino Real in readiness for a future connection and supply of recycled water to other agencies' recycled water distribution systems. As part of the Project, pipelines and a pump station will be constructed to enable Leucadia to supply recycled water to adjacent agencies.
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Kimberly Thorner
General Manager
Olivenhain Municipal Water District
1966 Olivenhain Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
Kthorner@olivenhain.com
760-753-6466
https://www.olivenhain.com

Olivenhain MWD currently supplies recycled water to two separate portions of its service area. In the southeastern portion of the service area, wastewater is collected and treated to tertiary levels at the 4S Ranch WRF, which is a 2 MGD capacity water reclamation facility. The 4S Ranch WRF currently treats all wastewater that it receives to tertiary levels, and recycled water from the facility is used for non-potable irrigation. To meet recycled water demands in the southern portion of Olivenhain MWD's service area, Olivenhain MWD also purchases additional recycled water from the City of San Diego (800 acre-feet per year [AFY]) and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District (CSD) (110 AFY). In the northwestern portion of the service area, Olivenhain MWD purchases recycled water from Vallecitos WD's Meadowlark WRF and San Elijo JPA's San Elijo WRF. Olivenhain MWD's 4S Ranch WRF does not currently have the capacity to provide additional recycled water to the northwest portion of Olivenhain MWD's service area.

Facilities associated with the 4S Ranch WRF include a 3 MG recycled water blending reservoir, several pump stations, a 1 MG recycled water tank, and approximately 33 miles of recycled water pipeline. Recycled water facilities in the northwest area also include approximately 15 miles of recycled water pipelines. As part of the Project, this distribution system will be expanded with over 29,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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Greg Thomas
General Manager
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
1920 North Iris Lane
Escondido, CA 92028
GThomas@rinconwater.org
760-745-5522
http://www.rinconwater.org

Rincon del Diablo MWD provides recycled water to its customers through a purchase agreement with the City of Escondido. Recycled water provided by the Rincon del Diablo MWD is produced at HARRF and used for landscape irrigation and industrial purposes. The Harmony Grove WRP is a new 0.2 MGD tertiary plant proposed to provide wastewater and recycled water services for 750 new homes planned as part of the Harmony Grove Village development project within the Rincon del Diablo MWD service area. The WRP will be owned and operated by the County of San Diego to treat wastewater and produce recycled water for irrigation and industrial uses as part of the development project.

The largest recycled water customer within Rincon del Diablo MWD's service area is the Sempra Energy Power Plant, which uses 2 to 3 MGD for cooling purposes (industrial use). Rincon del Diablo will also be responsible for the distribution of recycled water within the Harmony Grove Village development. As part of the Project, this distribution system will be expanded with over 58,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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Mike Thornton
General Manager
San Elijo Joint Powers Authority
2695 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
thornton@sejpa.org
760-753-6203 x72
http://www.sejpa.org/index.php?page_id=1

San Elijo JPA owns and operates the San Elijo WRF and approximately 19 miles of recycled water distribution pipelines and two covered reservoirs. San Elijo JPA is responsible for collecting, treating, and disposing of wastewater within its service area that includes the City of Solana Beach, portions of the City of Encinitas, portions of the community of Rancho Santa Fe, and the City of Del Mar. San Elijo WRF is a tertiary treatment facility that has a design capacity of 5.5 MGD through secondary treatment and a tertiary treatment capacity of 3 MGD. In 2013, San Elijo JPA added an AWT facility at San Elijo WRF that provides highly treated recycled water using microfiltration and reverse osmosis processes.

San Elijo JPA also produces and distributes recycled water to four water purveyors: Santa Fe ID, San Dieguito WD, Olivenhain MWD, and the City of Del Mar. As part of the Project, San Elijo JPA's distribution system will be expanded with over 21,000 feet of recycled water pipelines or other facilities as necessary.
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Mike Bardin
General Manager
Santa Fe Irrigation District
P.O. Box 409
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
mbardin@sfidwater.org
858-756-2424
http://www.sfidwater.org

Santa Fe ID's service area covers portions of the City of Solana Beach and portions of the communities of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch. Santa Fe ID serves water and recycled water to its customers. Wastewater services within Santa Fe ID's service area are provided by San Elijo JPA, and three separate Community Service Districts (Rancho Santa Fe CSD, Fairbanks Ranch CSD, and Whispering Palms CSD). Santa Fe ID purchases its recycled water supply from the San Elijo JPA.

Santa Fe ID currently serves approximately 500 AFY of recycled water to a variety of customers (golf courses, parks, home owners' associations, greenbelt areas, etc.) located in the western portion of its service area. As part of the Project, this distribution system will be expanded with over 46,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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Tom Scaglione
Interim General Manager
Vallecitos Water District
201 Vallecitos de Oro
San Marcos, CA 92069
tscaglione@vwd.org
760-744-0460
http://www.vwd.org

Vallecitos WD provides water, wastewater, and reclamation services to San Marcos, the community of Lake San Marcos, parts of the cities of Carlsbad, Escondido and Vista, and other unincorporated areas in north San Diego County, but does not currently retail recycled water to any customers. Wastewater flows from the Vallecitos WD service area are treated at the Encina WPCF. Vallecitos WD owns and operates the 5 MGD Meadowlark WRF and wholesales recycled water to other agencies (Carlsbad MWD and Olivenhain MWD). Wastewater flows currently limit production of recycled water to just under 4 MGD on an average daily basis.

As part of the Project, Vallecitos WD's distribution system will be expanded with over 11,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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Eldon Boone
General Manager
Vista Irrigation District
1391 Engineer Street
Vista, CA 92081
eboone@vidwater.org
760-597-3100
http://www.vidwater.org

Vista ID's service area covers the City of Vista, as well as portions of the cities of Escondido, Oceanside, and San Marcos, and unincorporated areas of San Diego County. Previously, Vista ID served recycled water to the Shadowridge Golf Course from the Shadowridge Water Reclamation Facility operated by the Buena Sanitation District. Since the Shadowridge WRF was decommissioned, there is no longer any recycled water use in the Vista ID service area at the present time. Vista ID is considering purchasing recycled water from the Carlsbad MWD or the City of Oceanside to use on the Shadowridge Golf Course.

As part of the Project, Vista ID's distribution system is planned to be expanded with over 12,000 feet of recycled water pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, pressure reducing stations, or other facilities as necessary.
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