Until further notice, the SEJPA facilities are closed to all visitor, educational tours, and non-essential activities. Essential site visits and supply delivers are by appointment only (760-753-6203).

In response to the Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority (SEJPA) is taking precautionary measures to protect our community and employees. Until further notice, the SEJPA facilities are closed to all visitors, educational tours, and non-essential activities. Essential site visits and supply deliveries are by appointment only (760-753-6203). Please note that all persons should avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact. All persons entering this facility are required to comply with social distancing, hygiene requirements, and wear a mask or a cloth face covering. Water quality protection performed by SEJPA has not been impacted. Washing hands and using sanitizing wipes are vital to slowing the spread of coronavirus, however, please don’t flush them down the toilet as they negatively impact the sewer system. Recommended COVID-19 response measures are available by the StateCounty, and CDC.

Thank you for your understanding and your efforts to protect our community.


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Serving the cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar

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.

Clean water is our core mission.

Vision Statement

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

Project News & Announcements

Water Campus Improvements Project Update

Date: 10-02-20

The Water Campus Improvements project broke ground in June 2020 and is currently in construction, with a November 2021 completion date. Site preparation, rough grading, and underground utility relocations are in progress.

The project includes a segment of the North Coast Bike Trail, and the bicycle/pedestrian path is currently in construction. In order to construct the multi-use path, a portion of the existing regional stormwater culvert will be undergrounded. All stormwater pipe associated with the undergrounding work is installed and on schedule to be completed in October, in preparation for winter rain events.  

More information on the North Coast Bike Trail is available here.

sejpa overall site plan

Consideration of Solar Photovoltaic System

Date 10-14-20

In our pursuit to protect the environment and manage future energy costs, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority is considering implementing a solar photovoltaic system to produce approximately 25% of the average daily electrical demand of the San Elijo Water Campus. The proposed project site is at 2695 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, 92007 and includes solar panels located on new carports and ground mount systems, as well as existing water treatment structures. The solar system is proposed to be financed and constructed using a power purchase agreement with IGS Solar, LLC. This project represents our commitment to the responsible use of natural resources and to California climate action goals.

San Elijo Joint Powers Authority will be considering this topic at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on November 17, 2020.


Encinitas Ranch Recycled Water Project Recognized for its Environmental Stewardship

Date: 10-05-2020

The Encinitas Ranch Recycled Water Project is now serving locally produced recycled water to irrigate the community’s shared landscaping, parks, and trails.

Press Release


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