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San Diego regional water news roundup May 9-12 , 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on May 12, 2010

Council’s Frye wants water limits permanent / SignOnSanDiego : “Just as people are starting to think about outdoor watering for the summer, a debate over conservation mandates is raising questions about how residents and business should use water — drought or no drought.”

S.D. County Wants To Test Beach Water / KPBS : “The San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted today to look for ways to fund a water quality testing program.”

Power plants face closures / SignOnSanDiego : “Three power plants on the San Diego County coastline face major changes — from shuttering operations to building new cooling towers — in the wake of a landmark ruling by California’s water-quality officials to protect sea life.”

Poseidon’s desalinization plant: dream water supply or draining the Pacific and taxpayers? / DC Bureau : “Company and water officials, along with some industry analysts, say it is well worth the price to bring a local water supply to the drought prone region…[b]ut critics say that far from being a New Age answer to water woes, the plant and others like it are costly, unnecessary boondoggles that often malfunction and carry damaging environmental side effects.”

Desal timeline / DC Bureau : “Six weeks and counting. That’s how much time Poseidon officials have to clear a laundry list of approvals, then persuade Wall Street investors to buy $530 million in bonds to construct their 50 million gallon a day seawater desalination plant.”

Imperial County challenges feds over QSA / Imperial Valley Press : “The county is challenging Interior’s approval of the 2003 Colorado River Water Delivery Agreement.”

Cox to seek money for water-quality monitoring / SignOnSanDiego : “County Supervisor Greg Cox is launching a formal process to find money for monitoring the water quality at local beaches in 2011.”

San Vicente capacity to more than double / SignOnSanDiego

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