Water and Sewer Capital Improvement Projects
In the early 2000s, the City of San Diego was hit with a rash of water main breaks. This was due in large part because the City's aging water infrastructure was in need of replacement, repair and upgrades. Some pipelines had been in operation for a hundred years.
Beginning in 2007, the City increased water rates by 6.5% per year for three years to replace and improve water system infrastructure. These rate increases are paying for more than $585,200,000 of needed water system improvements. These projects include replacement of water mains, water treatment plants upgrades, and water pump station improvements.
Water System Improvement Projects are funded by the rate increases.