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San Diego regional water news roundup June 10-13, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 13, 2010


Commentary: Still deluding ourselves about drought / SignOnSanDiego“We live in a semiarid part of the world. In order to continue living here, there is only one choice. We must prioritize the use of the remaining water.”

Water district takes heat for portable generator / Ramona Sentinel“As a precautionary measure for the upcoming fire season and possible power outages, Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) figured a portable back-up generator could be the solution to assure water is available for fire protection at one of the district’s pumping stations — until the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) gave notice.”

Water district expects to generate savings with solar / Ramona Sentinel“In a special meeting June 1, Ramona Municipal Water District (RMWD) directors agreed to enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a private company that will construct two solar projects at the RMWD sewer plants which will cost the district nothing but could provide savings of $2.2 million in energy costs over 20 years.”

SD County Water Authority OKs suing Metropolitan Water District / North County Times“The San Diego County Water Authority said today its board of directors has authorized a lawsuit against Metropolitan Water District, Southern California’s main water wholesaler. But the water authority also agreed to stay the lawsuit while it seeks discussions with Metropolitan. The water authority said Metropolitan is charging too much for its water, in violation of state law.”

Campo tribal council votes to cancel Campo landfill project / East County Magazine“The Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation’s general council has voted to rescind lease agreements and terminate the Campo Sanitary Landfill Project, ending a decade-long battle by neighboring community members seeking to halt the project…tribal members opposed to the project had concerns over impacts to their water supply, impacts on wetlands and communities from wastehauling…”

Environmental groups reject supporting Quantification Settlement Agreement stay, seek renegotiation / Imperial Valley Press“Three environmental groups have informed the Imperial Irrigation District in a letter to General Manager Brian Brady that they are not in support of the current Quantification Settlement Agreement.”

SD County Water Authority ponders subsidy for desal plant / North County Times“The San Diego County Water Authority is considering a subsidy to help Poseidon Resources Corp. build its proposed desalination plant, water authority Chairman Bud Lewis said Friday.”

Editorial: County Water Authority is right to fight rate hike / North County Times“The San Diego County Water Authority Board is right to wave the litigation flag in front of its principal supplier, the Metropolitan Water District, particularly if it results in persuading the water giant to responsibly and fairly negotiate its onerous transportation charges.”


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