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 State, County, and CDC.
Thank you for your understanding and your efforts to protect our community.
Serving the cities of Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar
To serve our communities by providing safe and reliable recycled water and wastewater services in order to protect the environment and public health.
We pursue innovative practices to produce clean water in an environmentally, socially, and fiscally responsible manner.
Project News & Announcements
Approval of Solar Photovoltaic System
The SEJPA Board of Directors approved a power purchase agreement with REC Solar to implement a solar PV project that will produce approximately 610 kilowatts (kW) of solar power, or approximately 25% of the average daily demand of the Campus. The project includes a combination of rooftop, carport, and ground-mounted solar arrays for an estimated capital cost of $2.0 million. The agency is currently finalizing the PPA contract, and construction of the PV system is expected to begin Spring 2021. The full-version of the PPA staff report can be found here.
Water Campus Improvements Project Update
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.
Consideration of Solar Photovoltaic System
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 REC Solar Commercial Corporation. This project represents our commitment to the responsible use of natural resources and to California climate action goals.
Please see our notice to the public here: