Oceanside’s NEW Source of Water
Pure Water Oceanside will purify recycled water to create a new, local
source of high-quality drinking water that is clean, safe, drought-proof
and environmentally sound. The program will produce enough water to
provide more than 30% of the city’s water supply.
Work is underway on the Pure Water Oceanside facility and recycled water pipelines under Douglas Drive and North River Road. Construction preparation has also begun on Pala Road and Coco Palms Drive.

Cones are set up to redirect traffic and workers are helping vehicles safely access nearby neighborhoods and businesses when needed. The work that affects Douglas Drive and North River Road is expected to be complete in December 2020. Traffic delays continue to be anticipated and alternative routes are suggested. Online map assistance, like Google, provide good alternative detours to avoid delays. 
In addition to the pipeline installation work, up to three water wells will be drilled at specific locations on Coco Palms Drive. Each site will be surrounded by 16-feet-high sound walls to minimize noise. Drilling work is expected to take three weeks and occur 24-hours a day. This work is planned to begin between October and November 2020. Residents within 500 feet of this project will be mailed a more detailed invite to attend a project meeting for more information. 

Click here to view the new dedicated construction webpage which includes a link to an interactive map showing the construction area.

We'd like to express our appreciation to the community living and working near the construction sites. Thank you for your patience!
Oceanside Awarded $69M Loan From
Oceanside was awarded a $69 million loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September to help finance the city's Pure Water Oceanside and recycled water expansion projects.

The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan will finance nearly half of the $158 million water purification project costs as well as portions of the city's lower and upper recycled projects.

The WIFIA loan and the 1.2% interest rate the City of Oceanside negotiated will save the city an estimated $24 million compared to typical market financing. Project construction and operation are expected to create 622 jobs.

Commemorating the important announcement, the city held a press conference with officials including Deputy Mayor Jack Feller, Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Water David Ross and Oceanside Water Utilities Director Cari Dale.

The event was broadcast live on the Water Utilities' Facebook page and can be watched here. Click here to learn more about the WIFIA loan.
Oceanside is committed to providing high quality drinking water to your tap each and every day for less than a penny a gallon. 
Questions about the project?
Call (760) 435-4570 or email PureWaterOceanside@oceansideca.org