Poseidon Resources has begun construction on its 10-mile pipeline project, which will connect the company’s Carlsbad plant with a Vallecitos Water pumping station. When the pipeline is completed and the desalination plant is operational it will provide the city and the region with an important new source of water. Poseidon marked the beginning of the project with an event off Rancho Santa Fe and Pawnee Street, where the pipeline will eventually connect into our current system.
The project starts in San Marcos with the tunneling under Rancho Santa Fe to connect the first segment of pipes on 9th Street. For residents in the area it will mean some significant short-term inconveniences as roads are closed and streets are dug up to get the pipeline in place. Poseidon and the Water District have been working to let residents know what to expect and to minimize the disruption as much as possible. The work on the San Marcos portion of the pipeline is expected to be competed this summer.
When the entire pipeline is complete and the desalination project comes on-line some time in 2015, it will connect the region’s first aqueduct to the largest, most technologically advanced and energy-efficient desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere.
If you live in the area of the pipeline construction, please feel free to contact me if you need information about the project or have any concerns you would like to express.