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San Diego regional water news roundup Jul 25-31, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 1, 2011

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

Vallecitos district raises water rates / SignOnSanDiego : “Monthly charges for the average residential customer will increase $7.70 for 2011-12, and an additional $7.70 for 2012-13.”

Water transfer agreement lawyer hiring is postponed / Imperial Valley Press : “The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors postponed a decision on whether to hire New Mexico water attorney Charles DuMars while district staff works to define the duties and potential conflicts of interest…He was brought into the mix after he filed an amicus brief in the appealed Quantification Settlement Agreement…”

Rates to rise despite wet winter, Helix Water tells customers in public meeting / East County Magazine : “The increases, which are scheduled to take effect on November 1 pending approval by the board in August, would amount to 5.9 percent, or around $6.46, for the “average” domestic consumer…”

Water Authority endorses grand jury report on high prices / North County Times : “The seven-page report attributed the skyrocketing price of water in part to what the grand jury says are unfairly high transport fees charged by the Metropolitan Water District.”

Water quality unchanged after fireworks / Laguna Beach Independent : “The San Diego Regional Water Quality Board, which regulates coastal waters from Laguna Beach to the Mexican border, for the first time required $1,500 permits for organizations or cities to discharge fireworks over bodies of water…Ocean water sampling in Laguna Beach after the July 4 holiday, ordered as a result of regulations believed to be the first of their kind in the nation, showed no significant impact”

 

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