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San Diego regional water news roundup Jun 1-5, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 6, 2011

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

SD city, county split over water submeters / SignOnSanDiego : “Legislation addressing the accuracy of submeters to gauge water use in apartments has divided the San Diego City Council and county board of supervisors…[over]…a measure that would allow submeters to be approved at national laboratories rather than being inspected by the county sealer.”

VISTA: Water district ends some restrictions, revises conservation plan / North County Times : “The Vista Irrigation District downgraded its drought restrictions on Wednesday, but made changes to its water conservation program aimed at strengthening water savings.”

Fitch affirms San Elijo Joint Powers Authority, California revs at ‘AA’; outlook stable / Live-PR : “During the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings affirms the following San Elijo Joint Powers Authority, California (the authority, or JPA) rating. Located in northwest San Diego County, the JPA’s service area encompasses around 19 square miles.”

Helix Water District weighs rate hike / SignOnSanDiego : “The East County agency expects the cost of buying water from the region’s lead suppliers to rise 16.5 percent over the next year, further straining efforts to stay in the financial black.”

USGS study may unearth new water source / 10News : “For the last decade, researchers have been drilling wells around San Diego County that detect the depths of where underground water flows beneath the city.”

How Healthy is Santa Maria Creek? / Ramona Patch : “The question of water quality in Santa Maria Creek has been raised…in light of nearby old septic tank systems, winter flooding, water treatment facilities, homeless people living under some of the bridges and trash dumping by the general public.”

Water agencies wise to consolidate / SignOnSanDiego : “Four water districts in North County that serve agricultural customers are talking about joining the consolidation movement. It’s a welcome step, if only a baby one, for tiny agencies that serve just 28,000 accounts.”


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