Until further notice, SEJPA facilities are open to vendors and visitors by appointment only (760-753-6203). All unvaccinated visitors must wear masks when entering our facilities.

In response to updated guidance on COVID-19 prevention measures, San Elijo Joint Powers Authority (SEJPA) adopted revised precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Until further notice, SEJPA facilities are open to vendors and visitors by appointment only (760-753-6203). All unvaccinated visitors must wear masks when entering our facilities. Please note that all persons should avoid entering the facility if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, including a fever and cough. Recommended COVID-19 response measures are available from the State, County, CalOSHA, and CDC, and all persons entering the site are required to comply with these requirements.

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


We value our community, the environment, and our local water.

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: July 12, 2021

The SEJPA Water Campus Improvements project includes a multi-use path with signalized intersection to create a safe Manchester Avenue crossing for bicycles and pedestrians using the North Coast Bike Trail.  This multi-use path will connect to the NCC Bikeway along the 1-5 freeway, as well as the trail on the south side of Manchester Avenue, providing connectivity to the San Elijo Lagoon and Nature Center. Increased traffic control measures and a reduction in vehicle speed (30 MPH) will be implemented, between the Water Campus and Nature Center, beginning on July 14, 2021 to facilitate construction of the roadway improvements. This phase of the intersection work is expected to be substantially complete by August 4th, with an overall final completion in October 2021. The multi-use path will be available for public use in early 2022 in coordination with other Caltrans’ NCC 1-5 trail openings.

Construction progress on the operations and administration building

Solar Photovoltaic System Update

Date: May 28, 2021

In December 2020, 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 Water Campus. The project includes a combination of rooftop, carport, and ground-mounted solar arrays for an estimated capital cost of $2.0 million. The project is currently in the design and permitting phase, with an expected construction start in Fall 2021.

The full version of the December 2020 Staff Report can be found here.

New solar project image

Encinitas Ranch Recycled Water Project Recognized for its Environmental Stewardship

Date: October 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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