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

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 1, 2011

( Selected regional water news reports. Click headlines to read.)

La Jolla Shores merchants give city an earful on stormwater project / La Jolla Light : “Agitated La Jolla Shores residents and merchants fearful of construction dislocation and the survival of their small businesses, pleaded with city officials Wednesday night to postpone a storm drain, sewer and water project along Avenida De La Playa.”

‘Dancing Waters’ go still; replacement project to cost $450,000 / San Diego Business Journal : “One of the coolest water fountains in San Diego at the Gaslamp Quarter trolley stop near Petco Park will be removed following a vote by the Centre City Development Corp. board May 26.”

La Jolla gears up for new era of ocean research / SignOnSanDiego : “Two themes run through the upgrades: improving measurements of all aspects of the seas and deepening knowledge about the interplay between physical, biological and chemical elements to better predict changes in the ocean and atmosphere.”

Suit faults old pipes for Camp Pendleton sewage spills / Camp Pendleton Patch : “Although Camp Pendleton has made major improvements to its sewage treatment system over the past decade, the base still has a spotty record when it comes to sewage spills.”

San Diego water rates are high, is there any good news? / KPBS : “There have been plenty of complaints and the civil grand jury got a bunch of them. They decided to investigate.”

City of Poway asks for continued conservation / City of Poway : “The City of Poway requests all residents and businesses to voluntarily maintain the water wise habits they have practiced over the past two years while the City was in a Level 2 water shortage.”

California American Water distributes 2010 water quality reports to its Southern California customers / California American Water press release : “California American Water recently completed their 2010 water quality reports for its seven Southern California water systems located in the counties of Los Angeles, San Diego [i.e., Coronado and Descanso], and Ventura.”

VISTA: Water district proposes changes to conservation program / North County Times : “The Vista Irrigation District wants residents to keep conserving water despite an end to mandatory water-use restrictions. The new water conservation plan would discard the term “drought” and be called the Water Supply Response Program.”

Grand jury sees water costs rising / SignOnSanDiego : “Water bills will keep going up despite efforts to contain them, the San Diego County Grand Jury said in a report issued Tuesday.”

 

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