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San Diego regional water news roundup Jul 1-8, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 9, 2011

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

Small steps, big impact on water future / SignOnSanDiego : “Any official from any water agency in San Diego County will affirm that the search for new water supplies for the future of this dry and growing region is never-ending. Two new developments in the past two weeks offer significant promise.”

Projects at Lake Hodges delayed a year / North County Times : “A broken turbine has delayed completion of three water-reliability projects connecting Lake Hodges and Olivenhain Reservoir until spring 2012, the San Diego County Water Authority said.”

Encina Wastewater adopts aggressive energy plan, announces Gold Awards recipients / San Diego Source [sub reqd] : “The agency responsible for a large chunk of North County wastewater treatment service has just completed its development of a strategic plan on energy and emissions. The plan outlines EWA’s future priorities and direction with respect to energy consumption and production, with an objective of energy independence…”

Water Authority receives strong ratings from credit agencies / San Diego County Water Authority : “The San Diego County Water Authority’s long-term senior lien credit ratings of AA+, AA+ and Aa2 were affirmed today by Standard and Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s, respectively.”

Science challenges ‘yuck factor’ of drinking recycled wastewater / San Diego News Room : “The yuck factor of drinking recycled wastewater is hard to ignore, but now that a project is underway to test the safety of the water, the process that was denied in 2007 is a step closer to joining the city’s drinking water supply.”

Water Authority to consider direct water purchase agreement with Poseidon / Environmental Expert : “Poseidon Resources today announced the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to direct its staff to work with Poseidon on a contract to purchase drinking water from Poseidon’s Carlsbad Desalination Project (“Project”).”


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