GrokSurf's San Diego

Local observations on water, environment, technology, law & politics

San Diego area water news roundup

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 4, 2010

WATER: Desalination financing gets extension / North County Times : “Months after preliminary construction began on its desalination plant, Poseidon Resources Corp. said it expects to borrow the money necessary to complete the project before the end of June.”

Fixed and variable costs / Aguanomics : “Water bills do not reflect the cost of delivering water. If people vary their behavior, financial imbalances result and things get messy. If we fixed water bills (cover fixed costs and feebate variable costs), we would see the end of “I conserved water, and now I pay more!” headlines.” (a year-old article that’s still relevant today)

REGION: Rainy season disappoints, lawns to suffer this summer / North County Times : “We think we’re going to wind up pretty much in the same place we were last year,”

Recycled shower water key to man’s water-saving system / 10News : “A Carlsbad man has invented a unique system that could save homeowners water and thousands of dollars.”

Jamacha Road pipeline project halfway complete / Otay Water District : “The pipeline will tie in to the San Diego County Water Authority’s Flow Control Facility 14 located near the intersection of South Third Street and Lexington Avenue in El Cajon.”

…and FYI:

Just released: California Water Plan Update 2009 / Department of Water Resources : “Climate change and increasing demand have greatly reduced the flexibility and resilience of the last century’s infrastructure investments.”

 

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