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Pipeline Rehabilitation Y-1

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Project Background

The City of San Diego has more 3,000 miles of wastewater pipelines that help dispose of sewage for more than 2 million residents of San Diego County. Some pipelines are more than 100 years old, are deteriorating, and are in need of replacement, repair and upgrades. To avoid future service disruptions, such as sewer main stoppages and spills, the aging pipelines are replaced or rehabilitated. The new pipelines will bring the existing sewer mains up to modern standards, accommodate community growth and reduce maintenance requirements.

Project Overview

The project is located in Council District 1 within the La Jolla and University City community areas. The project will rehabilitate 41,846 linear feet (7.93 miles) of existing 8-inch and 10-inch sewer mains within the City's right of way. The project will also:

  • Connect laterals to the rehabilitated mains;
  • Install cleanouts;
  • Rehabilitate or replace manholes;
  • Conduct spot repairs to existing sewer mains, which will require some excavation;
  • Install or replace curb ramp where required;
  • Resurface streets impacted streets;
  • And restore disturbed areas to their original condition.


  • Improve service reliability
  • Extend the service-life of existing sewer mains
  • Minimize community disruptions

Project Budget

The project's planning, design and construction budget is $3.9 million.

Anticipated Schedule

Construction Start: October 2013*

Construction Finish: December 2014*

Dates are approximate and subject to change; please visit the Project website regularly for the latest!

Contact Us

For questions or concerns about the project, call the Public Works Department information line at (619) 533-4207, email [email protected], or submit your inquiry online. Please mention Pipeline Rehabilitation Y-1 in all correspondence.


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