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San Diego regional water news roundup Apr 7-12, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 13, 2011

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Customers without water after Oceanside main break / 10News : “A water-pipeline break shut down part of an Oceanside thoroughfare Thursday and left nearby homes and businesses without functioning plumbing through the afternoon.”

Ending of drought limits eases pressure on Imperial Irrigation District / Imperial Valley Press : “The declared end of the state’s drought emergency is welcomed by the Imperial Irrigation District so that other agencies will not look to IID to fill the gap, says an official.”

How much do you know about San Diego’s water? / San Diego Going Green Examiner : “On Wednesday, April 20th…you have an opportunity to show-off your water smarts in San Diego Coastkeeper’s first Smart on Water Trivia Challenge.”

FACT CHECK — Board of Water Supply says Honolulu has fewer water main breaks than average / Honolulu Civil Beat : “The board says Honolulu experiences an average of one main break per day. This equates to an annual average of more than 17 breaks per 100 miles of pipeline. San Diego’s rate of 3.6 breaks for every 100 miles of pipeline is one-fifth of Honolulu’s rate.”

San Diego Zoo Safari Park launches biofiltration wetlands / : “The Biofiltration Wetland Creation and Education Project is the first phase of a $12 million water master plan, funded by grants from the Department of Water Resources and the Institute of Museum and Library Services of the County of San Diego.”

Editorial: Quantification Settlement Agreement water pact must stand / : “The Salton Sea must be fixed, but ending the QSA does nothing to reach that goal. Without water, our economy will dry up. The courts must keep it alive.”

Quantification Settlement Agreement timeline / : “Source: Coachella Valley Water District, Imperial Irrigation District, Judge Roland Candee’s ruling.”

Don’t use the Salton Sea to undo the Quantification Settlement Agreement / : “The parties to the QSA are obligated to mitigate the effects of the QSA contracts and subsequent water transfers on the sea, but they are not obligated to reverse the sea’s ongoing demise or to restore the sea. Restoring the Salton Sea is the responsibility of the state.”

Metropolitan ends water rationing / SignOnSanDiego : “The vote in Los Angeles was largely seen as a formality but the official announcement means that lingering water-use restrictions such as even-odd irrigation schedules likely will be rolled across the county back by July.”

Water Authority applauds regional water savings as MWD ends supply allocations / San Diego County Water Authority : “While it’s clear that short-term water supply conditions have improved, we must not lose our resolve to address our long-term water supply challenges.”


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