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San Diego regional water news roundup Mar 27-31, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 1, 2011

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Contractors preparing for upcoming stormwater regulation / San Diego Source : “That requirement, which mandates him to have a state approved qualified stormwater pollution prevention plan practitioner on site at his jobs, has a deadline attached to it. And the deadline is approaching.”

Water-saving efforts may turn to seawater plants / 10News : “A local company says San Diego County can save water and money by relying on plants that thrive on seawater.”

Bay restoration celebrated as work continues / SignOnSanDiego : “An array of local agencies are celebrating the completion of projects to restore wildlife habitat across 70 acres of the South Bay.”

Study: North County districts using most water / 10News : “10News obtained eye-opening numbers about county water usage one day before Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to declare an end to the nearly 3-year drought.”

Governor to declare the end of California’s drought / SignOnSanDiego : “Gov. Jerry Brown plans to declare the drought over Wednesday, but that does not mean immediate relief for San Diego County ratepayers.”

City water restrictions to remain in place, for now / San Diego Source : “Gov. Jerry Brown has declared an end to California’s three-year-old drought, but the city of San Diego is waiting for more information before lifting the water usage restrictions placed on residents and businesses.”

Helix Operations Center gets solar panels / Helix Water District : “Helix Water District is partnering with Borrego Solar to create a new solar power source in East County, one that will produce 90 percent of the power used by Helix’s Nat L. Eggert Operations Center (OC) and, coincidently, provide shade for sensitive materials in its central storage yard.”

San Diego explained: cost of water / Voice of San Diego : “In this edition of San Diego Explained, our Rob Davis and NBC San Diego’s Catherine Garcia look at why your water bills are increasing and how some residents are paying more money for less water.”

Calif. drought over but restrictions remain in San Diego / KPBS : “San Diego started limiting outdoor watering and other conservation measures in June 2009.”

Drought’s over – but don’t lose the spirit / SignOnSanDiego : “County residents should take pride in reducing water use 38 percent over four years. But we must keep on in this vein.”

 

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