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Did you see us in your neighborhood this week? We have been conducting smoke testing in the Leucadia area of City of Encinitas to maintain the sewer system.

Learn why smoke testing helps keep our waterways and communities clean: https://www.lwwd.org/community-info/smoke-testing

We are hiring two full-time Field Services Technicians-In-Training.

This position is the entry level class in the Field Services Technician series and those selected will perform a wide variety of manual tasks to help maintain and repair our wastewater collection system.

Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2024, at 4:30PM; however, for earliest consideration, candidates should submit their application and supplemental materials by July 1, 2024.

Congratulations to Field Services Technician Matthew Anderson for receiving his Grade 1 Collection System Maintenance certification from the California Water Environment Association!

This accomplishment reflects Matthew’s desire to excel through continued professional development.

Catch the Wave at Ponto Beach!

Before you pack your surfboard and sunscreen for a day at Ponto Beach, take a moment to plan your visit! With LWD’s webcam on the Batiquitos Pump Station, you can get a live glimpse of the surf conditions, soak up the sunny scenery, and check the parking situation from the comfort of your home. Simply visit bit.ly/pontosurfcam and let the beach come to you.

Did you know that the Broad Street water pump in London, England, played a crucial role in the history of public health?

During the 1854 cholera outbreak, Dr. John Snow's investigation pinpointed the community drinking water pump as a source of contaminated water, and by simply removing the pump's handle, he significantly reduced the number of cholera outbreaks, saving countless lives.

This landmark event marked a significant advancement in understanding disease transmission and laid the groundwork for modern epidemiology.

Sewer Service Rate Increase Proposed

Leucadia Wastewater District takes pride in providing top-tier service to our community while maintaining one of the lowest sewer service rates in San Diego County. With a current monthly rate of $38.12 (or $457.44 annually) for a single-family home, we stand well below the county average of $58.79 per month (or $705.48 annually). This commitment to affordability, coupled with a remarkable four-year no-spill streak, speaks volumes about our dedication to both quality service and environmental stewardship.

Did you know that the District offers a financial assistance program that can reimburse homeowners 50% of your sewer lateral repair costs, up to a maximum of $3,000? This program is geared to help with necessary sewer lateral repairs due to root intrusion, cracks, or potential blockages. The installation of lateral liners and/or replacing existing sewer pipe qualify as sewer repairs and can be reimbursed. A cleaning of the private lateral does not qualify for the program. The District paid $59,028 to property owners during FY2023.

Leucadia Wastewater District (LWD) will be conducting safe and non-toxic smoke tests on the following streets in the City of Encinitas as indicated on the map below during the week of June 10, 2024 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Smoke testing offers a way for our Field Service Technicians to detect storm water intrusion within the sewage collection system and identify which pipes need repair. Learn why smoke testing helps keep our waterways and communities clean through the link below.

The Leucadia Wastewater District will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day.

We honor and remember those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thank you for your service.