Serving the Greater

Escondido Valley Since 1954


Taste & Odor Concerns - Water Quality

The District has been receiving reports from customers in ID-A (the pink area on the attached map) that their water has a dirt-like taste and odor.  Although the taste and odor may differ from what our ID-A customers are used to, the water you are receiving is safe to drink and meets mandated water quality standards.  

The water delivered to customers within the ID-A service area is treated water purchased from the City of Escondido (City).  However, the City reports that due to maintenance on their imported water source line, they have had to temporarily replace the source water supplies with local, treated water from Lake Dixon and Lake Wohlford.  Although there have been challenges treating the temporary water supplies for taste and odor, the water is safe to drink.  City staff expects the issues to be resolved within the next two weeks.

If you have further concerns about this temporary change in taste and order, please contact the City's water quality staff at 760-839-4668.  Once connected, please select option 9.  When discussing your concerns with City staff, be sure to let them know that you are a Rincon Water customer who receives City water through your tap.

Sierra Linda Drive / San Pasqual Road Pipeline Project

 Project Documentation:


To access the Request for Proposals for the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District's Compensation and Benefits Study, please click on the link below:


Class and Comp RFP

Class and Comp Addendum

Class and Comp Addendum 2


Questions should be directed to Andrew Stibal at (760)745-5522 ext.106 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All questions must be submitted by October 8, 2018.  Responses to this Request for Proposal must be received by the District Office by Tuesday, October 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  



Escondido, CA – As adopted by the Board of Directors of the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District as part of its 2015 Water Rate Study, water rates and charges are increasing on September 1, 2018. 

Not including SDCWA pass-throughs, the District’s Service Charges and Water Usage Rates are increasing between approximately 6% and 8%.  An adjustment to the pass-through of SDCWA rates and charges will occur in January 2019.  Per Board action, the District continues to be under Level 1 Rates. 

While the rates and charges are increasing on September 1, 2018, customers will not see the impacts of the increases until their October 2018 water bill, which is scheduled to be delivered during the last week of October. 

To view the District’s 2015 Water Rate Study, please click here.  To view the District’s schedule of water rates and charges, effective September 1, 2018, please click here

To help mitigate the impact of rate increases, it is recommended to become as efficient as possible with water use. Rincon customers are encouraged to register for WaterSmart, a free tool which allows access to hourly water use data, customized water conservation opportunities, rebate availability, and leak notification.  To visit the WaterSmart portal, please click here

Few would disagree that water and "Quality of Life" go hand in hand in arid southern California.  This bond is especially true in a region where the combined engines of population growth and industrial development increasingly stress the supply of high quality water.  To successfully meet this critical issue calls for competent and informed leaders to manage our water resources fairly and efficiently.

Traditionally, a water manager's primary job was to deal with mostly engineering and financial issues, a task later complicated by the onset of legal, environmental, regulatory, climatic and personnel challenges.  Today, a water manager's life is even more complex facing complex issues involving desalination, waste and storm water recycling, integrated watershed planning, and conjunctive management of surface and ground water.  

For all of these reasons, CSUSM, Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District, and others representing the regional water industry, have joined forces to develop a unique intermediate level certificate program; one designed to familiarize participants with issues and points of view they might not encounter otherwise.  While open to the general public, this program is geared toward individuals already employed in the water industry and wish to advance their supervisory skills and knowledge.

Left Picture: Certification graduation ceremony on August 15.

Right Picture (from left to right):

Top Row - Greg Thomas, Rincon General Manager; Nick Lyuber, Rincon Senior Engineer (2018 Certification Program Graduate); Clint Baze, Rincon Director of Operations and Engineering; and, Julia Escamilla, Rincon Public Services Information Officer/Water Conservationist.

Bottom Row - James Murtland, Rincon Board President; David Drake, Rincon Board Secretary/Treasurer; and, Erin Lump, Rincon Board Vice President.