Otay Water District (“District”) is a potable water, recycled water, and sewer service provider. The District is a “revenue neutral” public agency where each end user pays only his or her fair share of the District’s costs of acquiring, treating, transporting, or the operation and maintenance of the public water, recycled water, or sewer facilities. The District provides water service to a population of more than 225,000, which is expected to ultimately 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 $283 million in capital assets through ultimate build-out. The Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Budget is approximately $24.24 million and the Six-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals approximately $92.80 million.