Otay Water District Suspends Plan to Use Desalinated Water from Mexico

A multi-million dollar pipeline project intended to bring desalinated water from Mexico to Otay Mesa is off the table indefinitely after years of planning. The Otay Water District began environmental reviews in 2010 on a plan to build a 3.5 mile pipeline to transport desalinated water from a new plant in Rosarito, Mexico to its reservoir in Otay Mesa. The district received a crucial permit from the U.S. government in May, allowing it to build the cross-border pipeline.