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San Diego regional water news roundup July 6-10, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 10, 2010

 


Water managers and gold-plated fantasies / Aguanomics“SDCWA may be taking over the contracts — or even the whole operation — at Poseidon’s desalination plant. This may happen because SDCWA is suing MWD and MWD may turn around and refuse to subsidize the desalination. Without subsidies, the desal plant make no sense. Or does it?”

South Bay Power Plant May Stay Open For 5 Years / 10News“Dynegy, the company that operates the plant, has filed an application to have its water discharge permit extended for another five years after the current permit runs out on Dec. 31, 2010.”

U.S., Mexico pledge Colorado River cooperation / Imperial Valley Press“The Mexican and U.S. governments have pledged to work cooperatively to identify issues regarding the Colorado River water supply and to develop methods to conserve river water.”

Water main break in Lakeside leaves dozens without water / KFMB Channel 8“While the cause of the rupture is still undetermined, there is speculation that tree roots or Wednesday’s earthquake may have played a role.”

Sylvia’s soapbox: our Dieguito River Park is in danger / East County Magazine“One of our most prized regional achievements and treasures in San Diego County is the San Dieguito River Park, located in our back yard. When Mayor Sander’s budget was approved by the San Diego City Council recently it included cutting $254,000 annual contribution to the river park, which is 36% of the park’s budget.”

Boil water order lifted for Los Tules Mutual Water Company / San Diego County News“The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has lifted the Boil Water Order for Los Tules Mutual Water Company located at 32995 Camino Moro, and Warner Springs effective immediately.”

The Gregory Canyon landfill plans should be dumped / LA Times“Imagine being one of hundreds of thousands of people who depend on an aquifer for drinking water as out-of-town interests hatch plans to bury more than 30 million tons of trash on top of it….The dump also would threaten our access to imported water. One of San Diego County Water Authority’s massive aqueducts flanks the landfill site.”

Fluoridated water for Del Mar by year’s end / The Coast News“As the city of San Diego moves forward with fluoridation at its three treatment plants, Del Mar residents can expect to receive fluoridated water by the end of the year”

DeMaio’s defunct measure symbolic of troubles with privatizing / Voice of San Diego“Since his election to City Council, DeMaio has been relentless in his attempts to privatize San Diego’s city services, including the city’s drinking water and wastewater systems….In California, at least nine cities have taken back their water systems from private companies because of the failures of privatization….The utter incompetence of DeMaio’s hired petitioners is just a sign of things to come if DeMaio’s privatization efforts move forward in San Diego.”

South Bay power plant in hot water? / San Diego Reader“Days after Dynegy Energy Incorporated filed an application to extend its water discharge permit an additional five years at the 47-year-old South Bay Power Plant, Chula Vista deputy mayor Rudy Ramirez reached out to residents and local environmental advocates to discuss the proposed extension.”

 

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