By Colleen Larsen, GIS Coordinator, Padre Dam Municipal Water District
Padre Dam Municipal Water District provides water, wastewater, recycled water, and park and recreation services to over 102,000 residents in East San Diego County in California. Padre Dam's infrastructure is worth over $700 million, and it has an annual budget of $76.3 million. Padre Dam imports 100 percent of its drinking water supply and treats two million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater at the Ray Stoyer Water Recycling Facility.
As of 2019, Padre Dam has 38,853 total service connections (23,059 potable water, 15,556 sewer, and 238 recycled) within two unique service areas totaling 73 square miles. Padre Dam's infrastructure includes 393 miles of potable water mains, 29 water storage reservoirs, 16 potable water pumping stations, 169 miles of sewer mains, 4 sewer lift stations, 1 sewer pumping station, 31 miles of recycled water mains, 1 recycled storage reservoir, 1 recycled water pump station, 1 water recycling facility, and a 185-acre park.