The District provides water service to a population of more than 220,200 people, which is expected to increase to 308,000 by the year 2050. This growth, as well as the maintenance of existing assets, requires long-term capital planning. The process is dynamic, due to the evolving needs of the community, the water supply issues, and changing regulations. As such, capital planning is part of the District’s overall strategic planning. The capital planning process involves identifying current needs, future needs, and prioritizing them based on certain operating assumptions. The primary objective of this planning effort is to support an orderly and efficient program of expansion, new water supply, replacement, and betterment, while maintaining a stable long-range financial plan.
To accommodate growth requires that the District invest $299 million in capital assets through ultimate build-out. The Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Budget is $10.7 million for 89 projects and the Six-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals approximately $89.8 million for 107 projects.