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San Diego regional water news roundup Nov. 11-15, 2010

Posted by George J Janczyn on November 16, 2010

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

OCEANSIDE: Official says delay in water, sewer rate hikes costly / North County Times : “The Oceanside City Council’s decision to put off until December a hearing on a proposal to raise local water and sewer rates will cost the city about $569,000 in lost revenue, Water Utilities Director Cari Dale said in a memo to the council this week.”

East County video adventure: rediscovering Los Coches Creek Dam — and a towering hidden waterfall / East County Magazine : “This video adventure reveals an exciting discovery in my search for East County history. Reading about the history of the Lakeside Inn, I discovered that the innkeepers needed a water source, so a dam was built on Los Coches Creek back during pioneering days in the 1800s. An old black and white photograph of the dam captured my imagination.”

Yogurt shop is back on hold, says Ramona woman / Ramona Sentinel : “That’s because the Ramona Municipal Water District is saying that RKF Realty, the property owner, owes $23,737 in sewer connection fees for undocumented EDUs (equivalent dwelling units). And that is in addition to the $32,000 that Westhoff will have to pay if she opens her yogurt shop.”

SD Coastkeeper executive director resigns / San Diego News Room : “While Bruce Reznik will no longer be executive director of Coastkeeper, he will still have an active role in advocating for the organization, which works to protect inland and coastal waters, officials with the group said.”

Solving the mystery of Point Loma’s sewer foam / Voice of San Diego : “…foam oozed up from the storm drain near Kellogg Beach in Point Loma after an October rainstorm.”

Reznik resigns at San Diego Coastkeeper / SignOnSanDiego : “He has stepped down as the executive director of San Diego Coastkeeper, a nonprofit organization he steered to regional prominence by engaging in several environmental battles.”

The hardest decision in my Coastkeeper history / San Diego Coastkeeper : “Today I announced my departure from Coastkeeper, an organization that I’ve had the pleasure to lead for the past 11 years. I am stepping down as Executive Director immediately, though I’ll continue to work as an advocate for the organization and its work.”

Reznik leaves Coastkeeper / Voice of San Diego : “Under his leadership, it started educational programs in schools, successfully sued the city to improve leaky sewer pipes and enlisted thousands of volunteers in beach cleanups.”

EDITORIAL: Water torture / North County Times : “We’re all for clean water, and there definitely needs to be less of it running down gutters, but really? We need a bunch of new regulations that will cost businesses, governments and residents millions of dollars right now?”

Binational desalination plans heat up / SignOnSanDiego : “Two of the proposals are binational ventures — one private, the other public — that would pipe a portion of the processed seawater to users in San Diego County.”


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