San Elijo Hills Pump Station wins engineering award
Vallecitos' recently constructed San Elijo Hills Pump Station won an Award of Merit from the American Council of Engineering Companies for engineering excellence. The pump station was built to transfer potable water from the Olivenhain Municipal Water District to Vallecitos customers living around the San Elijo Hills area. By tapping into this local water supply, this further diversifies the District's water supply portfolio to increase long-term reliability for our customers.
The project was highly innovative in regards to protecting the environment. By building the pump station entirely on the footprint of the old Questhaven Road (built in the 1960’s), this avoided the need to remove any native vegetation, protecting the long-term welfare and sustainability of open space and wildlife in the area.