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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Water Infrastructure Project to Begin

map of temporary bypass project

Construction is set to begin soon on the first of three projects focused on increasing the reliability of drinking water for Poway water customers now and generations to come. During construction access to some amenities at Lake Poway will be impacted.

The ballfield at Lake Poway will be closed beginning Monday, September 20 for the construction of two tanks, each with the capacity to store 1.4 million gallons of treated water. The tanks are part of the temporary bypass project, which once completed will allow the city to move forward with replacing the clearwell (treated water storage) at the water treatment plant.

The parking lot adjacent to the volleyball court will be used for equipment staging and parking. It tentatively will be fenced off the week of Sept. 13.

The Public Works parking lot off Lake Poway Road, which is open to the public for free parking on the weekends, will be closed beginning Sept. 20. 

The clearwell replacement project is expected to be completed by Fall 2024. At that time the ballfield will be fully restored and both parking areas will reopen.

These projects are part of Poway’s largest capital improvement program (CIP) in the city’s 40-year history. The CIP will also include adding a new San Diego County Water Authority treated water connection and redundant pipeline. These infrastructure improvement projects have been in the planning stage for a long time and are moving ahead as part of a mutually beneficial agreement between Poway and the State Division of Drinking Water.

temporary treated water bypass construction illustration


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