OMWD completes new Encinitas pipeline

ENCINITAS – No more orange icons and traffic backup, now. Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors agreed to submit a notice of completion of the Manchester Avenue Potable Water Pipeline Project on April 20. Work to replace the Encinitas pipeline was completed on Manchester Avenue, Rancho Santa Fe Road and Encinitas Boulevard. In total, 3,700 feet of smooth old drinking water pipe was replaced.

Formerly water pipes were installed in 1961 and were nearing the end of their lives. OMWD is taking steps to repair and repair dilapidated water structures to prevent leaks and to ensure the continuity of uninterrupted water service to its customers. As the effects of the California drought continue to rise, programs such as these help save drinking water even faster.

“Disaster cuts are very costly, can waste millions of gallons of water, and can affect surrounding areas,” said Bob Topolovac, board chief of OmWD. “Our investment in preventing these accidents will help taxpayers in the future.”

This pipeline replacement project was completed on time and without major damage or drainage in the affected area. OMWD teamed up with the city of Encinitas on a traffic control plan to reduce construction traffic, and there was no significant impact on traffic.