La Jolla Reservoir Projects
Located in the community of La Jolla, the La Jolla View Reservoir and the La Jolla Country Club Reservoir & Pump Station projects would update existing facilities to meet current City standards; help reduce maintenance and energy costs; improve water quality and water supply reliability and meet the increased water demands for the La Jolla community.
All efforts will be taken to minimize potential impacts to residents and businesses in the community throughout the duration of the proposed projects. To help keep the community informed about the anticipated construction activities and impacts for both projects, updates will be emailed to subscribers as significant events occur.
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La Jolla View Reservoir Replacement Project Overview
The City is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed La Jolla View Reservoir Replacement Project. The City solicited input during a 30-day public scoping period from April 5 to May 7, 2018, and at a public scoping meeting on April 19, 2018. The Draft EIR is expected to be released for public review and a 45-day public comment period in winter 2018.
The proposed project would demolish and replace the existing 700,000 gallon La Jolla View Reservoir, an above ground water storage tank put in to service in 1949 located in the La Jolla Natural Park. It would be replaced by a new 3.1 million gallon underground reservoir that would be located at a higher elevation within the park and would blend in with its natural surroundings. The project would also restore the existing reservoir site back to its original topography and condition and install 2,700 feet of 30-inch pipeline to connect the new reservoir to the City's water distribution system, 780 feet of 8-inch pipeline to serve existing customers, 160 feet of 18-inch overflow pipe, and 480 feet of new 8-inch water line to supply the reservoir.
The proposed project would also demolish and remove the existing 990,000 gallon La Jolla Exchange Place Reservoir and pump station, located near the corner of Country Club Drive and Pepita Way. This partially above ground reservoir was built around 1909 and placed out of service in 2002. The reservoir site would be backfilled and landscaped to blend in with the surroundings. The reservoir's pump station and pressure reducing station will continue in operation, supporting the local water distribution system.
La Jolla Country Club Reservoir & Pump Station Project Overview
This project will replace the existing 500,000 gallon reservoir put in to service in 1927 with a new concrete rectangular reservoir containing an increased storage capacity of 880,000 gallons. The new storage reservoir will be constructed within the existing reservoir footprint. The Pump Station will be upgraded with three new pumps that will be able provide over 3 million gallons per day.
Anticipated Construction Schedules
La Jolla View Reservoir- These dates are tentative, pending the EIR process.
Construction Start: Late 2020*
Construction Complete: Late 2022*
La Jolla Country Club & Pump Station
Construction Start: Late 2017*
Construction Complete: Mid 2019*
- The La Jolla View Reservoir project's planning, design, and construction budget is approximately $26,350,000.
- The La Jolla Country Club Reservoir & Pump Station Project's planning, design, and construction budget is approximately $10,200,000.
For questions or concerns about the projects, call the Public Works Department construction project information line at 619-533-4207, email [email protected], or submit your inquiry online. Please reference the La Jolla Reservoir Projects in your inquiry.