Padre Dam's Annual Report
Take a look at Padre Dam's Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report to see highlights and accomplishments. Created with Padre Dam customers in mind, you will find District stats, project updates and new initiatives. This document is a window into what's going on at Padre Dam. Be sure to check out the detailed financial reports showing how your money is spent. Read the entire report here !
Instructional Landscape Makeover Videos
Are you interested in transforming your yard into a drought-tolerant landscape? In addition to workshops, the San Diego County Water Authority provides a series of short videos as a resource for homeowners looking to create a WaterSmart landscape. These videos will take you through 6 steps to creating a beautiful new landscape, all the way from creating a plot plan to evaluating your soil. To see the full series of Landscape Makeover Videos, click here
Padre Profile: Eric Lucie
Padre Dam's service area experiences elevation changes of over 2,300 ft. Additional infrastructure, such as pump stations, are required to deliver water to higher elevations. It's Eric's job to make sure that strategically placed pumps can move water to these higher elevations. He also works to ensure that our wastewater is pumped to a central location for disposal or treatment. Without properly functioning pumps, residents in high elevation zones around the region - especially in places like Alpine and Crest - would not receive a reliable and consistent flow of water.
"Basically, I make sure that the mechanical means of providing water and wastewater services to ratepayers is always reliable." Eric explained. "So whatever elevation a customer is at, they can always turn on the faucet and get high quality, clean water."
Padre Dam maintains a network of 14 potable water pump stations, each pushing water to a higher elevation for our customers. Each pump station contains 2-5 powerful pumps which work to create pressure and flow, helping the water fight against gravity to reach homes and businesses. These pumps are complicated machinery that require time and attention to function, and Eric is tasked with making sure that pumps, motors, valves and other equipment are operating smoothly to provide consistent water pressure to customers.
Eric's favorite part of working at Padre Dam is the collaboration between coworkers across departments. As the President of the Padre Dam Employee's Association, he has the opportunity to interact with personnel throughout the District. "Employees here care, we don't just work without purpose. We are always focused on making sure that customers receive reliable service, regardless of the circumstances."
Eric joined the Padre Dam team 18 years ago, after his retirement from the Navy. His experience working on board ships and submarines, including pipe fitting and welding, made him a great fit for the position of Pump Technician. When he's not on the job at Padre Dam, Eric operates a small business with his wife, Laurie. He also enjoys hiking on the weekends with friends and coworkers.
"How Your Water Works For You" District Tour
You turn the knob and clean water flows from your sink, but do you ever wonder how it gets there? Join us on May 30, 2018 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm for a Padre Dam District Tour. Customers will learn about the District's infrastructure, water monitoring system and more. Traveling on a bus, the tour will encompass a visit to a District pump station, reservoir, Ray Stoyer Water Recycling Facility and Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Facility. Space is limited, so sign up here.

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Sewer Pump Station Construction
If you've been by Padre Dam's Customer Service Center lately, you've probably noticed that a portion of the parking lot is closed. This is because of construction related to the Influent Sewer Pump Station, which is located nearby. This pump station is where all waste water from Padre Dam's service area flows before heading to the Ray Stoyer Water Recycling Facility or the City of San Diego's Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

The Pump Station's wet well is being updated to extend its life. While sewer is being redirected from the pump station, Padre Dam is taking advantage of this time to install a sewer manhole near the parking lot and complete important maintenance work on the Ray Stoyer Water Recycling Facility

During construction, Padre Dam's recycled water fill stations have been closed. They are expected to re-open to Padre Dam customers on Tuesday, May 29.