Otay Saves Water through Its Annual Leak Detection Program
As part of its preventative maintenance program to safeguard its water supply and reduce water loss, the Otay Water District will conduct leak inspections of its pipeline system beginning Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, through an estimated completion date of Friday, April 28, 2023. The District’s contractor, Utility Services Associates, will inspect approximately 171 miles of potable water mains in Spring Valley and Jamul, along with potable and recycled water mains in areas of Chula Vista.
Customers may see workers inspecting the meter in front of their home or business, typically between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend and night work may also be required. The duration of the inspection can range from a few minutes to one day.
Workers will wear a Utility Services Associates logo and carry company identification. They will not need access to customers’ homes or property but may contact customers if they need to momentarily shut off their water supply for further testing. They will not shut off the water supply without permission from someone at the home or property.
Workers may lift water meter covers, inspect, and attach equipment to meters or valves. If a leak is suspected, the District will contact the customer and advise them of the potential leak.
For questions on the Leak Detection Program, contact customer service at (619) 670-2222.
Since 2013, the proactive Leak Detection Program has identified 292 leaks that have been repaired by the District, resulting in an average annual savings of $54,000 per year from reduced water losses.