Otay Water District, California

Population (Year): 227957  (2021)

The Otay Water District faces several infrastructure challenges that impact the quality and reliability of water services for its customers. One of the main issues is the need to maintain and upgrade aging pipelines, treatment plants, and reservoirs to ensure safe and efficient water supply. Additionally, the district faces challenges related to increasing water demand due to population growth and climate change. The district also needs to address water quality issues related to contaminants and emerging contaminants, such as PFAS. Finally, the district must address the impacts of natural disasters, including earthquakes, on critical infrastructure, including pipelines and treatment facilities. Overall, addressing these infrastructure challenges requires significant investment in the district’s water treatment, supply, and delivery systems to ensure long-term sustainability and resilience.

Otay Water District

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


450-1R Reservoir Interior/Exterior Coating & Upgrades


“This project is for the interior and exterior coatings of the 450-1R Reservoir (12.0 MG). In addition, an assessment of the facility
will be accomplished to assure compliance to all applicable codes and OSHA standards.”



Not Started


450-1 RW Res Stormwater Improvements


“Construct a stormwater detention basin to capture and slowly release runoff from the 450-1 Recycled Water Reservoir site.
Restore areas where excessive erosion has occurred to protect the District’s 30-inch recycled water line crossings.”





Rancho San Diego Basin Sewer Rehabilitation – Phase 3


“This project is for the repairs to gravity sanitary sewer system to repair areas with potential for sewer backups and spills. This
project addresses the following sewer sites: 735 and 747 plus manhole repairs/replacements adjacent to the project site. A total
of 700 linear feet of sewer is required for the sewer replacement and rerouting to resolve pipe sags.”



Not Started


RWCWRF Blowers Renovation


“Refurbish the three (3) blowers at the Ralph W. Chapman Water Reclamation Facility (RWCWRF) used to supply air to the
aeration basins and other processes. Work includes the replacement of impellers and heat exchangers.”





Steele Canyon Rd Bridge 6-inch Sewer FM Renovation


“Replacement of the existing 6-inch steel sewer force main installed on the Steele Canyon Road Bridge that spans the
Sweetwater River. Work will be completed in two phases. The first phase is to address immediate corrosion concerns of the
piping. The second phase will replace additional piping, all pipe supports, and protective coating of the pipeline.”




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