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San Diego regional water news roundup Jan 6-10, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 11, 2011

(click headlines to see sourced stories)

Fluoridation in San Diego hits a snag / KPBS : “The City of San Diego was set to begin fluoridation last month. But D-Day (Dec. 22) was postponed due to workplace safety concerns.”

New storm drain headed for Santee’s Pebble Beach / SignOnSanDiego : “Santee is moving ahead with an emergency effort to install a new storm drain at the site of a Dec. 22 sinkhole on Pebble Beach Drive. The sinkhole was 8 feet deep and 32 feet wide.”

Don’t spill over me, Lake Hodges Dam; one more rain will do it! / Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News : “Nearly six years after Lake Hodges overflowed its dam attracting thousands to the rare site of a giant, local Niagara Falls-type experience, it’s oh so close to overflowing again. Just one more heavy rain will do the trick.”

PB homeowners sue city over drain problem / 10News : “A winter rainstorm has sparked a legal fight between some Pacific Beach homeowners and the city of San Diego. For six months of the year, sandbags are permanent fixtures in a condo complex in Pacific Beach.”

Sweetwater Authority to provide fluoridated water / San Diego Reader : “A controversial program to fluoridate the City of San Diego’s water was postponed last month, but South Bay residents who receive water from Sweetwater Authority, a separate water district, will begin drinking fluoridated water in mid-January until June of 2011.”

Toilet to tap to toilet to tap / 3-Waters : “the CEO of Isopure water responds to California’s renewed “Toilet to Tap” water reclamation project(s) by advising the public NOT to support water recycling but to use Isopure’s products instead. We support water reuse and offer the following response to this press release.”

Opposition to Alvarado Creek repair work washes out / Mission Times Courier : “Stymied by conservationist groups in its efforts to get necessary permits to maintain Alvarado Creek and prevent flooding, a frustrated City of San Diego finally received some relief when the Army Corps of Engineers issued emergency authorization last month to perform repair work on the area.”

City engineers tell La Jollans about water purification / La Jolla Light : “The Water Purification Demonstration Project is the second phase of a process to evaluate ways for the city to increase its use of recycled water.”

Sewage spills amid storms topped 8 million gallons / SignOnSanDiego : “Twenty-six sewage spills leaked more than 8 million gallons into local waterways from Dec. 21 through Dec. 28, according to numbers released Friday by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.”


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