The Otay Water 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 operating and maintenance of the public water, recycled water, or sewer facilities. The District provides water service to a population of more than 240,000, which is expected to ultimately increase to 272,350 by 2045. This growth, as well as the maintenance of existing assets, requires a long-term capital planning process. The process is dynamic, due to the evolving needs of the community, water supply issues, and changing regulations. As such, capital planning is part of the District’s overall strategic planning process. The capital planning process involves identifying current and 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 over $269 million in capital assets through ultimate build-out. The Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Budget is approximately $12.6 million and the Six-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals approximately $108.4 million.