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San Diego regional water news roundup July 23-26, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 26, 2010

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

Drink local! / Voice of San Diego“Equinox Center’s research shows that recycled water has been safely used for drinking water for decades in other parts of California, such as Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County, and around the country and the globe in places like Scottsdale, Arizona; Occoquan, Virginia and Singapore.”

Report: Wastewater-To-Tap Safer Than Other Water Sources / 10News“When it comes to the prospect of turning wastewater into drinking water, a new report from the non-partisan research group Equinox Center shows it could be safer than most would think.”

SDWD [San Dieguito Water District] to stay at drought level 2 / Leucadia Blog“SDWD’s own adopted ordinance says that if we need to conserve water up to 10%, then we should be in a level 1 drought condition, and if up to 20% then we need level 2.”

Bidness as usual / Poway Blog “Last (Tuesday) night, I wasted a few hours attending the workshop on the proposed water and sewer rates. There were lots of North Poway large-lot folks at the meeting and they got what they wanted. The city is going to bail on the 5-tier conservation water rate structure and go with a 2-tier system.”

Poway to change water rate schedule / MyLocalNews“The City of Poway will abandon its controversial five-tiered water rate structure in favor of a two-tiered plan that essentially returns customers to flat-rate system.

BlueShift creator imagines an [sic] totalitarian San Diego in 2061 / San Diego CityBeat“Fifty years from now, San Diego will be a city where 40 to 46 million people struggle to survive with a tier citizenship system that determines how much water you’re allowed to consume.”

A threat to water for San Diego / SignOnSanDiego“In June, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors voted unanimously to sue the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, our largest supplier, challenging its adopted water rates for 2011 and 2012…”

City Council to take key vote on water recycling / KPBS“This week, San Diego City Council will take an important step toward safeguarding a clean supply of drinking water for city residents in the future. A $6-million contract would test the viability of purifying sewage water to meet safe drinking water standards.”


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