Construction is underway to build an advanced water purification project and expand the City of Oceanside’s existing recycled water system. Both projects originate at the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility (SLRWRF). The advanced water purification project, called Pure Water Oceanside will purify recycled water from the SLRWRF to create a new, local source of high-quality drinking water. Learn more about Pure Water Oceanside.
Simultaneously the city is also expanding its recycled water system. The two projects are being constructed at the same time to minimize impacts to the community. The goal of the recycled water expansion project is to support the city’s goal to supply half of the city’s water demands from local sources by 2030. Recycled water will be replacing drinking water used for landscape and crop irrigation with high quality recycled water generated from wastewater treated at SLRWRF. Learn more about recycled water.
Construction includes building a new water purification facility, installing new water and recycled water pipelines under Douglas Drive and North River Road, three injection wells in Coco Palms and a new recycled water pipeline on El Camino Real to the city’s Fire Mountain Reservoir. View the interactive construction map shown to the right.
Virtual open house meetings will be offered to explain the injection and monitoring wells work planned in Coco Palms. An invitation will be mailed to residents within 500 feet of the wells and flyer invitations will be hand delivered to homes nearest the work area.
Construction for the entire project is expected to be complete in 2022 with regular working hours occurring Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Critical pipeline construction elements require temporary activities to occur 12 hours a day, 6 days a week to complete the project on time. The injection and monitoring wells require construction 24-hours a day, seven days a week, which will occur for approximately 3 weeks. Residents within 500 feet of these locations will receive invitations to attend a virtual open house meeting to learn more about the project.
Potential temporary impacts from construction activities may include noise, dust, parking restrictions and traffic delays/detours.