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

Posted by George J Janczyn on November 10, 2010

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

FuelCell Energy sells 3 power plants to California firm / The Republican American : “Under the deal, FuelCell Energy will deliver three power plants — a 2.8 MW plant, a 1.4 MW model and a 300 kilowatt plant — to BioFuels Fuel Cells LLC, a California-based renewable energy company. The 300 kilowatt plant will be used to generate power to purify biogas created at San Diego’s Point Loma wastewater treatment plant…”

Some water officials get paid to go to festivals, parades, movies / SignOnSanDiego : “One local water board member billed his agency $150 for his attendance at a movie. Another charged $130 for doing a media interview. Three members of one board were paid $150 each to go to a holiday parade.”

Governor Schwarzenegger appoints Bill Green of RBF Consulting to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board / San Diego County News : “Bill Green was instrumental in establishing RBF’s first of sixteen offices outside of Orange County in 1985. He is a corporate leader for RBF and is committed to excellence in the fields of planning, engineering, surveying, and energy development.”

Sewage spills into SD County’s San Marcos creek / San Jose Mercury News : “The Department of Environmental Health said in a statement Sunday that a pipe carrying solid waste broke late Saturday night and an estimated 5,440 gallons flowed into the creek…”

Chula Vista-based water agency to revisit approval of plant expansion / SignOnSanDiego : “Sweetwater Authority officials will meet Wednesday to again approve plans to expand the water agency’s desalination plant — an ongoing point of contention between the water agency and the city of San Diego.”

Elected to Padre Dam Water Board, James Peasley gives statement / Santee Patch : “Newly elected to the Padre Dam Water Board, James Peasley lays down what he plans to do.”

Azalea Park gets city’s first water-conservation garden / SignOnSanDiego : “The 1/3-acre plot at the eastern edge of Azalea Neighborhood Park was constructed with donated time and materials to demonstrate water-efficiency using recycled materials.”

Tide turning in support of MLPA / CalOceans : “The California Fish and Game Commission will finalize plans for the south coast’s Marine Protected Area network at their December meeting in Santa Barbara. More than 2,500 people signed petitions on and telling the commissioners how important the waters of South La Jolla, Laguna Beach, Naples Reef, Swamis, Rocky Point, Point Dume and Catalina are to them.”


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