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San Diego regional water news roundup Jun 13-21, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on June 22, 2011

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

County water subsidies slashed by MWD / SignOnSandiego : “The Metropolitan Water District on Tuesday cut funding for conservation and supply programs in San Diego County over a legal spat with local water agencies, but it did leave some rebates for homeowners intact.”

Metropolitan Board chairman’s statement regarding Board action to preserve conservation incentives for San Diego residents, businesses / Environmental Expert : “John V. Foley, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issued the following statement regarding today’s board action to continue conservation incentives to San Diego County residents and businesses, despite San Diego County Water Authority lawsuit challenging MWD rate structure:”

San Diego County sued to stop landfill / San Jose Mercury News : “The groups argue that the 300-acre dump threatens pipelines that supply most of the drinking water to use in San Diego County, critical bird habitat and sacred Indian sites.”

Metropolitan Water District cancels funding for local water supply projects in retaliation for lawsuit challenging its rates / San Diego County Water Authority : “…the MWD board voted Tuesday to cancel funding to increase water recycling from a Ramona water facility and for programs to encourage local water use efficiency and retrofit homes with low-water use landscaping. MWD also said it will refuse to fund any pending or future local water supply projects in San Diego County.”

Is global warming changing California Current? / SignOnSanDiego : “On the surface, all seems well with the waters off California’s coast. But beneath the waves, their basic elements are morphing in ways that don’t bode well.”

CARLSBAD: Board member bids farewell / North County Times : “The San Diego County Water Authority recently bid farewell to board member and Carlsbad City Councilman Keith Blackburn, who will be replaced on the board by Carlsbad City Councilwoman Farrah Douglas.”

Solana Beach water district board approves budget, 6 percent water rate increase / Del Mar Times : “…directors stressed they plan to reevaluate the district’s financial situation later this year to determine if the rate increase should be adjusted before it takes effect Jan. 1.”

Wholesaler cuts funding for Ramona water district program / Ramona Sentinel : “Retaliation for a legal challenge is being blamed for the Metropolitan Water District’s (Met) June 14 decision to terminate an agreement that provided funding for a water recycling program in the Ramona Municipal Water District.”


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