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San Diego regional water news roundup Sep 12-16, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on September 17, 2010

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

Group sues San Diego County on new winery policy / On Reserve : ““Residents are particularly concerned about additional traffic on rural roads and the amount of water the wineries would need to operate.”

Water-main work hits the streets of PB / San Diego News Room : “Pacific Beach will be the latest area of San Diego to be outfitted with new water-main pipes as part of a $10.5 million replacement project that begins Sept. 24.”

Li Nina to affect San Diego all winter / SignOnSanDiego : “The CPC says in an advisory that, “Nearly all models predict La Niña to continue at least through early 2011.”

Energy and water focus of month-long San Diego confab / SignOnSanDiego : “The topics are global, the goal is local…the ultimate result, organizers say, will help San Diego work out its water and energy future.”

Proposed water rate hikes looming / Del Mar Times : “Customers of the Santa Fe Irrigation District would see their water bills rise by an average of 36 percent over the next three years under a package of rate increases being considered by district officials.”

Fact check: the real price of purified sewage / Voice of San Diego : “Independent analyses have reinforced that [indirect potable reuse] is cheaper than desalination.”

Boil water order issued for Wynola Water Districts / San Diego County News : “The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for the Wynola Water District located at 1234 Lakedale Road in Julian effective immediately.”

Rancho Santa Fe water district raising rates 36 percent over next three years; hearing set / Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News : “District officials want to raise the rates because the rates they pay for water emanating from regional distributor, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California have been rising that much, according to Michael Bardin, the district general manager.”

Storage reservoir named after Imperial Valley farmer / Imperial Valley Press : “It was announced today that the Drop 2 Storage Reservoir will be officially named after late farmer Warren H. Brock, who farmed the property where the reservoir is located for decades.”

San Diego preparing to rip out aging sewer, water lines / SignOnSanDiego : “Residents can expect to see more than 12 miles of aging sewer pipes and an additional 10 miles of cast iron water pipes replaced in the coming year, part of the city’s efforts to reduce the risk of busted sewer and water lines.”

Creek restoration could help with drainage, habitat / SignOnSanDiego : “The Poway City Council will likely approve a contract that could help restore the waterway and habitat of Rattlesnake Creek, which was lined with cement barriers because of severe rain in the winter.”

Boil water order issued for Potrero County Park / County of San Diego : “The drinking water system has tested present for total coliform bacteria and absent for E. coli.”


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