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San Diego regional water news roundup

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 21, 2010

Around town: looking southwest toward the Silver Strand from Pasatiempo Open Space

Secondary treatment facilities to be completed by January / San Diego News Room : “After years of waiting for funding and litigation, the construction of the secondary treatment facilities at the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant finally has a projected date of completion.”

Lagoon mouth getting annual cleaning / SignOnSanDiego : “Goodbye stagnant, smelly water and buzzing kelp flies at the San Elijo Lagoon in Encinitas. The sand, pushed by winter storms, that has clogged the inlet to the ocean is being cleared this week as part of annual maintenance of the lagoon to restore tidal flushing…”

U.S. officials suspend water testing in Tijuana over travel warning concerns / KPBS : “For the last month, the International Boundary and Water Commission has suspended water quality testing at three beaches in Tijuana, where they have been required to test bacterial levels for the last 14 years…”

Escondido water rate restructure in the works / SignOnSanDiego : “Escondido is considering a new water rate structure that would reward small households…”

Military marching ahead with plans to conserve energy / SignOnSanDiego : “The Pentagon-supported makeover — including waterless urinals, carports topped with solar panels and landscaping that uses native plants and reclaimed water — has affected every major base in San Diego County. Military commanders lauded Miramar for saving $1 million a year by tapping the city of San Diego’s reclaimed-water line, among other energy and water-saving improvements…”

SAN MARCOS: Lake San Marcos residents’ reactions to cleanup deal mixed / North County Times : “Lake San Marcos residents who have spent years pushing for the polluted lake’s cleanup had mixed reactions last week to San Marcos’ commitment to being part of the solution, saying they weren’t sure it represents any progress for them…”

Source: San Diego County Water Authority


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