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Pacific Beach Pipeline South Replacement Project

Project Overview

The City of San Diego (City) is replacing and rehabilitating aging water and sewer infrastructure to avoid future service disruptions such as water main breaks and sewer pipeline stoppages. As part of the City’s efforts, Pacific Beach Pipeline South will replace approximately 7.6 miles of water main and approximately 1.6 miles of sewer main in the Midway/Pacific Highway Corridor and Mission Bay areas. The project will also demolish the Pacific Beach Reservoir, which was built in 1908 and removed from service more than 20 years ago.

This project will contribute towards the City’s ongoing program that mandates the replacement of all aging and deteriorating cast iron water mains currently in service. It will:

  • Replace associated water services, fire hydrants, curb ramps and traffic control devices.
  • Use best management practices to control erosion and protect storm drain inlets.
  • Resurface streets impacted by project construction activities.
  • Install new accessibility curb ramps.

These improvements are consistent with goals set forth in the City’s Climate Action Plan, by maintaining water supplies and services that support the region.

Visit the CIP Project Map View to look at the project alignment.

Construction Notices

Notices will be mailed to residents and businesses within the project area prior to the start of construction. In addition, the City’s contractor will deliver door hangers with the start date of construction for specific streets.

Email Updates

To keep you informed about the anticipated construction activities and impacts for both the water and sewer improvements, you are encouraged to sign-up for e-mailed project updates.

To receive these email updates, submit your email address in the "Join our Email List" box on the right side of this page, and select the "Project Updates: Pacific Beach Pipeline South Replacement Project" email self-subscribe list. To view previous email updates for this project, please visit the email archive page.

Construction Schedule

The project’s construction schedule is July 2016–Spring 2021*

Project Budget

The project’s planning, design and construction budget is $44 million.*

* The construction schedule and project budget are approximate and subject to change.

Contact Us

For information about CIP projects, please visit www.sandiego.gov/cip. For specific questions about the Pacific Beach Pipeline South project, contact the community liaison at 619-232-2188 or email pbpipelineinfo@cityworks.biz . Please reference "Pacific Beach Pipeline South Replacement Project" with your inquiry.