Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir

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Improving Water Deliveries with the Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir

The Water Authority’s First and Second Aqueducts deliver treated and untreated water throughout San Diego County while the Valley Center Pipeline and Pump Station facilitate treated water deliveries between these two aqueducts. The pump station boosts water from the Second and First Aqueducts to serve the Valley Center Municipal Water District, Vallecitos Water District, Vista Irrigation District, and the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District in Escondido.

The existing aboveground storage reservoir at Hauck Mesa in Valley Center will be replaced to provide treated water storage along the First Aqueduct. The new storage reservoir will enhance the Water Authority’s ability to provide reliable and efficient deliveries of treated water to member agencies. Construction is expected to last approximately two years.

Figure 1: Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir Location Map













About This Project

The Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir project (Figure 2) will construct a new, above ground water tank, or flow regulatory structure, on the Valley Center Pipeline to enhance service reliability. The reservoir will help eliminate pump station surge and outage events and provide operational flexibility by balancing treated water flows between the First and Second Aqueducts. The work includes the demolition of an abandoned welded steel tank, removal of soil, and the construction of a 2.1 million gallon treated water reservoir, valve vault, and flow control facility to regulate water flows.


Figure 2: Hauck Mesa Storage Reservoir Site Map
















Advertise bids 2020
Board awards construction 2021
Construction begins 2021
Construction ends 2022

*All dates are approximate and subject to change.

Environmental Documents

Click here to view the Notice of Intent, Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration and other environmental documents for this project.


For more information, please call the 24-hour toll-free project information line at (877) 682-9283, ext. 7009 or email CIPinfo@sdcwa.org. A representative from the project team will return your call within one business day.