Recycled Water

Water Reclamation

The San Elijo Water Campus provides more than 500 million gallons of recycled water annually for landscaping, golf courses and industry to the City of Del Mar, San Dieguito Water District, Santa Fe Irrigation District, and Olivenhain Municipal Water District. Among those using San Elijo recycled water are the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, Santa Fe Golf Club, Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds, Quail Botanical Gardens and CalTrans, as well as various homeowners associations and school districts.

Water reclamation and recycling are very important in the arid San Diego environment, which relies heavily on imported water from the Colorado River and Northern California. While numerous projects are underway in the County to be less reliant on imported water, using recycled water for non-drinking purposes will help us conserve and extend our precious drinking water supply.

Recycled water is distributed through a system of purple pipes, which are completely separate from the drinking water system. It is clean, clear and safe! In fact, no health related incidents have ever been linked to the use of recycled water.

More Information

To learn more about recycled water in our community, click here to download a printable flyer (PDF).

To learn more about the San Elijo Water Reclamation Facility, click here to download a printable flyer (PDF).

"Protecting the Environment and Public Health is our Mission."

Our Mission

To serve our communities by providing safe and reliable recycled water and wastewater services in order to protect the environment and public health.


Vision Statement

We pursue innovative practices to produce clean water in an environmentally, socially, and fiscally responsible manner.

Connect with Us

2695 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

t) 760.753.6203
f) 760.753.5935

Hours: 7am – 4pm Mon – Fri

After Hours Emergency

t) 760.942.0688