About Us

About Padre Dam

Padre Dam provides water, wastewater, recycled water and recreation services to 100,000 residents in the San Diego suburbs of Santee, El Cajon, Lakeside, Flinn Springs, Harbison Canyon, Blossom Valley, Alpine, Dehesa and Crest. We are a public agency with policies and procedures directed by an elected five-member Board of Directors. Our infrastructure is worth $243 million and we have an annual budget of $53 million. We import 100% of our treated water supply and treat two million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater at our Water Recycling Facility.


Our mission is to provide quality water, recycled water, park and recreational facilities and wastewater management services for our customers. We accomplish this mission in the most cost-effective manner possible, earning customer and community respect.