Dating to 1885, the area's water provider adopted the name Helix Irrigation District in 1956 and occupied a building…More in La Mesa's civic center in 1957. The state Legislature in 1973 approved a change that made Helix Water District possible. And in January 1998, the district moved to its current ofices on University Avenue.
Groundbreaking took place that same year for the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College.
The Otay Water District was established in 1956, and has been at its current location near the intersection of…More Jamacha Boulevard and Sweetwater Springs Boulevard since 1962. It was formed by a merger of two earlier water districts, Otay Municipal Water District and La Presa County Water District.
This is a unique water agency because you won’t see any lakes, streams or open reservoirs holding its water. This agency imports all of its water and transports that water through large underground pipes and stores it in above ground water storage tanks. The water district serves 206,000 people in its service area that includes the communities of Spring Valley, La Presa, Rancho San Diego, Jamul, eastern Chula Vista and Otay Mesa along the international border.
The wastewater collection system provides sewer service in Rancho San Diego and to communities on the southeast slope of Mount Helix. Additionally, the agency recycles that wastewater and delivers it through a separate system of pipelines to eastern Chula Vista where it is used to irrigate golf courses, playing fields and public parks.
Five directors serve on the board that governs the district and are elected by division and serve four-year terms. Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30pm at the headquarters.
Otay Water strives to provide the best quality of water and wastewater service to the customers of the Otay Water District, in a professional, effective and efficient manner.
The agency has 159 employees and sends out customer newsletters four times a year. Annual consumer confidence reports and other reports can be viewed on line at the agency's website.