THE NACIMIENTO WATER PROJECT
In 1959, San Luis Obispo County secured the rights to 17,500 acre-feet of water per year from Lake Nacimiento. Construction of the Nacimiento Water Project (Project) was completed in 2011. The total cost of the regional water delivery project was $176 million.
The project is owned, managed and operated by the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) and is the largest project ever constructed by the District. It was made possible through the collaboration between the project participants: the City of Paso Robles, Templeton Community Services District, Atascadero Mutual Water Company, the City of San Luis Obispo, and Community Services Area 10.
The delivery system consists of an intake facility at Lake Nacimiento with a pump station, two intermediate pump stations, three storage tanks, a control system, and approximately 45 miles of transmission pipeline ranging from 36- to 12-inches in diameter. The system has the ability to deliver 15,750 acre-feet of untreated water each year to communities within San Luis Obispo County.
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