San Dieguito Groundwater Recharge and Recovery

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Olivenhain Municipal Water District
Document Title
San Dieguito Groundwater Recharge and Recovery
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Special Use Permit P68-103/Estate Development Area, Impact Sensitive

Document Description
The proposed project is being considered by the Olivenhain Municipal Water District in order to maximize utilization of surface and groundwater storage capacity, improve water quality, and increase the dry-year groundwater supply within the basin. In an effort to reduce the level of dependency on imported water, to control costs, to ensure safety and reliability, and to promote responsible use and reuse of this county's water resource, OMWD has determined that the use of potable water for irrigation purposes represents an inefficient use of the available water resource. Thus, OMWD operates and maintains the 4S Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant (4S Ranch WWTP) for the purpose of providing reclaimed water as a replacement for potable water currently being used for irrigation by OMWD customers. However, one of the requirements stipulated by the Regional Water Quality Control Board in the Master Reclamation Permit calls for OMWD to dispose of up to 1.2 MGD (soon to be increased to 2.0 MGD) during the wet season. Thus, in compliance with this permit requirement, OMWD has undertaken a search for appropriate locations to either store or dispose of excess reclaimed water during the wet season. Two destinations have been identified. The first delivery destination is Fairbanks Ranch County Club and the second delivery location is Morgan Run Resort and Golf Club.

Contact Information
Harry Ehrlich
Olivenhain Municipal Water District
1966 Olivenhain Rd.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone : (760) 753-6466


San Diego
Cross Streets
El Camino Real and San Dieguito Road: Via de la Valle and El Apajo
State Highways
S8, S6
Several - Fairbanks Country Day HS, Diegueno Country Elem., etc.
San Dieguito River
Del Mar
Other Location Info
Fairbanks Ranch

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Water Facilities (Surface Water & Groundwater Storage & Recovery)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Surface and Groundwater Storage and Recovery
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Health Care Services California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 California State Lands Commission Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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