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The End of a Water Conflict : An OCWA Webinar

  • 17 Nov 2021
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online MICROSOFT TEAMS Webinar


  • The Meeting Link will be emailed
    when participants Register.
  • The Meeting Link will be emailed
    when participants Register.

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November 17 Industry Insight Webinar

The End
to one of the oldest
water supply conflicts
in California:

A Brief History of the
Santa Margarita
Conjunctive Use Project


Hosted by OCWA.

Sponsored by
JIG Consultants,
MWH Constructors

November 17, 2021 – 12:30 pm

Presented by:

Jack Bebee

General Manager,
Fallbrook Public Utility District

We’re Proud to Recognize
Our Sponsors
for the November 2021 Webinar:

Click on the logos
to learn more about our November Sponsors.

Join us, November 17,
when City of Fallbrook’s
Jack Bebee
spins a tale of lawsuits
and water rights.

As always, our
will be offered FREE
to our Members. 

Non-Members Still Pay
Only $10.00

About Our Presentation

Its description is deceptively simple: The project will upgrade existing systems to help meet water demands for the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton and the City of Fallbrook. This will reduce regional dependence on imported water while it improves water reliability. The reality is far more complex: It’s the culmination of the longest, ongoing civil lawsuit in San Diego County, a suit the U.S. government filed 70 years ago against thousands of landowners in and around Fallbrook.

When the saga reaches its happy ending later next year, the City of Fallbrook will receive somewhere between 30% to 50% of its annual water needs, while the Marines will retain control of the wells and pumping facilities for the operation. This dual management of the watershed and aquifer, or “conjunctive use” in the legal parlance, is the conclusion of not just the ongoing lawsuit but of a debate over riparian rights that stretches back well into the early years of the 20th century.

You won’t want to miss OCWA’s November webinar. It promises to be a historical saga of a clash between the peoples’ government and the people, a story that includes a cast of thousands (over 7,000 defendants at its height), along with some well-known names from yesteryear. It is also a tale of engineering creativity, as existing systems of recharge and recovery were upgraded, diversion and percolation facilities improved, and pump stations, a pipeline, new wells, and an advanced potable water treatment plant were all brought online.

Make plans now to attend, November 17. You’ll want to hear this fascinating tale. For though its roots are well in the distant past, its implications for the future are instructive.

OCWA Members with Reservations:  FREE

Non-Members with Reservations:  $10.00

The Meeting Link will be emailed
when participants Register.

Cancellations received AFTER Tuesday, November 16,
CANNOT be refunded.

About Our Speaker

Jack Bebee
General Manager,
Fallbrook Public Utility District

Jack Bebee has more than 20 years in the management of engineering, operations, design and planning of water and wastewater infrastructure – including water treatment, distribution and wastewater collection and reclamation facilities. He began working for the District in 2009, and prior to that worked as a consultant, managing water and wastewater infrastructure projects. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Washington and Lee University, a Master of Science in civil engineering from University of Illinois, and a Master of Business Administration from California State University San Marcos. He holds a Professional Civil Engineering License in California.

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