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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.

Email Updates

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.

To receive email updates, submit your email address in the Join our Email List box on this page, and select the Project Updates: La Jolla Reservoir Projects self-subscribe list.

La Jolla View Reservoir Project Overview

The City is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed La Jolla View Reservoir 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 City released the Draft EIR and initiated a public review and comment period on Dec. 31, 2020 to receive public comments on the adequacy and accuracy of the Draft EIR. The City has extended the public review and comment period through April 1, 2021. The Draft EIR and other project documents are available here. A project fact sheet is available on this page under the Important Documents heading.

Comments may be submitted by mail or email. Email comments to DSDEAS@sandiego.gov and include the project name in the subject line, or mail comments to: Rachael Ferrell, City of San Diego Development Services Department, 1222 First Ave., MS 501, San Diego, CA 92101. Comments must be postmarked or received by Thursday, April 1, 2021, for consideration in the Final EIR.

The proposed project would demolish and replace the existing 720,000-gallon La Jolla View Reservoir, an above-ground water-storage tank put in to service in 1949 located in the La Jolla Heights 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 2,790 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, 200 feet of 18-inch overflow pipe, and 480 feet of 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.

Project Budgets and Schedules

  • The La Jolla View Reservoir project's schedule and budget are available here.
  • The La Jolla Country Club Reservoir & Pump Station Project's schedule and budget are available here.
  • Please note that the project's schedules and budgets are subject to change.

Contact Us

For questions or concerns about the projects, call the Public Works Department construction project information line at 619-533-4207, email engineering@sandiego.gov, or submit your inquiry online. Please reference the "La Jolla Reservoir Projects" in your inquiry.