District at a Glance

The Santa Fe Irrigation District was established January 26, 1923 and is a Special District, organized under Section 71000 of the California Water Code.
District Admin office

Formation


  • January 26, 1923

Service Area


  • 10,326 acres

Communities Served


  • City of Solana Beach
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • Fairbanks Ranch

Population Served


  • 19,839

Governing Body


  • Five-member elected Board of Directors

Local Water Sources


  • Lake Hodges (~30% of potable supply)

San Diego County Water Authority


  • (~70% of potable supply)

San Elijo Joint Powers Authority


  • (100% of recycled supply)

Number of Employees (FY 2019)


  • 47

Potable Water Deliveries


  • ~10,000 acre feet per year 

Recycled Water Deliveries


  • ~500 acre feet per year 

Total Water Connections


  • 6,468 potable and 49 recycled meters (not including fire lines)

Water Usage Characteristics


  • 84% residential usage
  • 3.8% commercial / industrial usage
  • 5.7% irrigation usage
  • 5% recycled usage
  • 1% institutional / governmental
  • .5% agricultural usage

Miles of Pipeline


  • Approximately 150

Number of Storage Tanks


  • One

Total Storage Capacity


  • Six million gallons

Facilities Jointly Owned by Santa Fe Irrigation District and San Dieguito Water District


  • R.E. Badger Filtration Plant (40 million gallons per day)
  • Two Pump Stations
  • 850 acre foot San Dieguito Reservoir
  • 13 million gallon filtered water reservoir
  • 8 miles of transmission mains
  • 1.4 megawatt hydroelectric power plant