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San Diego regional water news roundup Sep 26-30, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on October 1, 2010

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

S.D. suing water agency over plan to tap more groundwater / SignOnSanDiego : “San Diego city officials are challenging plans by the neighboring Sweetwater Authority to tap more groundwater over fears the project will deplete and degrade an important regional aquifer.”

Delaying water projects could blunt rate hikes, analysis says / SignOnSanDiego : “The analysis of Metropolitan’s capital spending program was done by Glenn M. Reiter & Associates, a consulting firm in San Diego hired by the San Diego County Water Authority and three water agencies outside this county.”

San Diego water rates are high for the wrong reasons / The Daily Aztec : “Responsibility and frugality seem no longer to be in fashion, so higher water prices may be the only way to drive home the reality of our water situation to consumers.”

Local beaches get high marks for water quality / 10News : “All of San Diego County’s monitored beaches had excellent water quality this summer, according to a report released Wednesday by the environmental group Heal the Bay.”

MWD: Arrogance is in water giant’s DNA [editorial] / SignOnSanDiego : “What former Santa Monica Mayor Christine Reed said about MWD in 1991 is as true as ever: “Met doesn’t have procedures or rules or an ethic about spending the money.” It just does what it wants to do and expects its clients to shut up and go along.”

Chollas Creek supporters get residents into the flow / SignOnSanDiego : “Civic leaders, environmentalists and educators for more than a decade have sought to improve the 32-mile waterway that traverses City Heights, Oak Park, Encanto, Chollas View and Southcrest while making its way to San Diego Bay.”

MWD sends letter to Reclamation against IID’s proposed water release into Salton Sea / Imperial Valley Press : “IID would release a total of 41,250 acre-feet of water in 2010 to cover Salton Sea mitigation for 2011 and half of 2012…”

World Trade Center gets grant to market water technology / SignOnSanDiego : “The Commerce Department today gave San Diego’s World Trade Center a $425,000 grant to help companies market their water-related technologies, products and services in North Africa, the Middle East and India.”

The price of water: is higher better? / CNBC : “San Diego County may be known for its famous coastline, but when it comes to fresh water, it has very little supply.”

Members of San Diego’s State Delegation make commitment to clean water / GLTNewsNow : “The formal commitment came at the conclusion of San Diego Coastkeeper®’s inaugural Bipartisan Legislative Summit, which examined the region’s most pressing water issues and potential solutions. Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) co-chaired the event this morning at the University of California, San Diego.”


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