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San Diego regional water news roundup (June 13-18, 2010)

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 18, 2010


Poseidon Resources’ Carlsbad desalination factory subsidies would be withheld as a result of proposed lawsuit / Know Your H2O“San Diego County Water Authority is suing the Metropolitan Water District (unless they can settle their dispute) over rates, which means that the much-needed subsidies to fund Poseidon Resources’ Carlsbad Desalination plant would be withheld as a result of the proposed lawsuit.”

Parts of Paradise Hills without water after water main break / KPBS“A water main break left dozens of homes and a primary school in Paradise Hills without working plumbing…”

Waiter, there’s a metal rod in my sand / Voice of San Diego“Imperial Beach has asked the Port of San Diego to help the Army Corps of Engineers and Sandag bring more sand to its beaches. The plan has raised concerns among environmentalists who fear the Army Corps’ project could bring contaminated sand to the beaches, as they say happened in 2005.”

On the up – the San Vicente Dam raise project / International Water Power and Dam Construction“Construction is underway at the tallest dam raise in the US which will help drought-stricken San Diego County respond to emergency water needs once complete.”

Toilet to top of the line purification system to tap [student contest essay] / Voice of San Diego“Not only is the indirect potable reuse system safe, but it would also be economically cheaper and more environmentally friendly than a desalination option.”

Most Californians live near severely polluted waterway / KPBS“Several bodies of water in San Diego County are on a new state list of severely polluted waterways in California. Several parts of San Diego Bay and many creeks and rivers feeding into the bay and the Pacific Ocean are on the list.”

Imperial Irrigation District struggles to find buoy funding / Imperial Valley Press“Imperial Irrigation District General Manager Brian Brady updated the Board of Directors about progress on the buoy lines across the All-American Canal during Tuesday’s meeting. San Diego County Water Authority has not agreed to pay for the buoys yet.”

Border Patrol reports the rescue of family last week from All Amercican Canal / Imperial Valley Press “The U.S. Border Patrol is reporting that a family of three survived an accident last week where the vehicle they traveled in plunged into the All-American Canal…”

Helix water board backs district on reservoir site [4th article down]/ SignOnSanDiego “The Helix Water District board voted Wednesday to support a neighboring East County water district in its dispute with the Viejas tribe over a proposed reservoir site that the tribe says is a sacred burial ground.”

All water is wastewater [student contest essay] / Voice of San Diego “The earth is one large closed system which nothing can escape or enter; everything made of matter that we deal with is recycled.”

Burial site vs. water project / SignOnSanDiego“A state commission voted Thursday to recognize a Lakeside parcel as an Indian burial site, in an attempt to protect it from being part of a $20 million water project.”

San Diego IPR demonstration project held up / Desalination & Water Reuse“Approval of a contract with Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM) for construction of an indirect potable water-reuse demonstration project in San Diego failed to pass a meeting of the Californian city’s Natural Resources & Culture (NRC) committee on 16 June 2010.”


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