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San Diego regional water news roundup Nov 1-5, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on November 5, 2010

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

Q&A with Helix Water District candidates: DeAna Verbeke | Jordie Lehr | Stephen Last / La Mesa Patch : “Mount Helix Patch sent questionnaires to each of the Helix Water District board candidates, and received their answers back via e-mail.”

City’s fall, winter water rules take effect / 10News : “Fall and winter rules that impact when San Diego residents can water their lawns took effect on Monday.”

Water Conservation Garden goes nonprofit / SignOnSanDiego : “After 11 years of educating the public about water-wise landscaping and conservation, the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College has changed its governance status — from a public agency to a nonprofit group.”

Outdoor water conservation rebate program / Think Blue San Diego : “The City of San Diego’s Water Department invites you to help test the effectiveness of its new Outdoor Water Conservation Rebate Program. The City is using the new program to help reduce water use and cut down on runoff that can potentially pollute our storm drain system.”

OCEANSIDE: Council delays decision on water, sewer rates / North County Times : “Mayor Jim Wood and Councilwoman Esther Sanchez said they needed more information before considering the increases, which would raise the combined water and sewer monthly bill for typical Oceanside homeowners by $16.08.”

DeAna Verbeke wins, promises fair water rate structure / La Mesa Patch : “Last night, at Golden Hall, DeAna Verbeke showed the confidence of someone who has been there before in awaiting the results of her race for re-election to the Helix Water District Board of Directors.”

Groups back proposal for early water release into Salton Sea / Imperial Valley Press : “The Imperial Irrigation District has the support of the San Diego County Water Authority and Coachella Valley Water District for IID’s proposed early release of environmental mitigation water into the Salton Sea.”

RMWD alters fee code / Ramona Sentinel : “Efforts to get sewer fees reduced for a proposed yogurt shop has resulted in a change in the Ramona Municipal Water District’s (RMWD) legislative code that may increase sewer fees for some businesses.”

Governor Schwarzenegger appoints Bill Green of RBF Consulting to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board / Business Wire : “The board monitors water quality in a territory that includes San Diego County and portions of Western Riverside County and Southern Orange County.”

UCSD and city turning sewage gas to clean energy / SignOnSanDiego : “A project to use methane produced at the city’s Point Loma sewage plant and use it to make clean power for the University of California San Diego will soon break ground.”


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