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San Diego regional water news roundup Dec 11-22, 2011

Posted by George J Janczyn on December 23, 2011

( A selective roundup of regional water news reports. Click headline to read full story at originating website.)

Water district may join fight over proposed solar fee / Ramona Sentinel : “With two solar projects in the works, the Ramona Municipal Water District is going to consider if it wants to join a coalition of public agencies fighting San Diego Gas & Electric’s proposal to charge fees to solar customers.”

Chula Vista to fund $70K sewer study /
SignOnSanDiego : “City leaders agreed Tuesday to award a $71,549 contract to Financial Consulting Solutions Group, Inc. for the consulting firm to study and recommend new sewer rates for another five years.”

Padre Dam Board Member Doug Wilson Appointed to Metropolitan Water District Board / Santee Patch : “Padre Dam Board Member Doug Wilson has been appointed by the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors to serve as one of its four representatives on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board. Wilson was sworn in as a Metropolitan Board Member on Monday, December 12, 2011”

Councilman wants public hearing on water billing problems / Investigative Newsource : “San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio on Tuesday called for a public meeting to discuss the new $24 million water billing system, which has been plagued with problems and has prompted thousands of calls from frustrated customers.”

Group Says San Diego County Water Quality ‘Fair’ / KPBS : “Coastkeeper’s 2011 Water Quality Monitoring data show minimal improvements of the water conditions throughout San Diego County compared with 2010 data.”

Coastkeeper: river, creek water quality improved / 10News : “San Diego Coastkeeper says the quality of water in San Diego’s rivers and creeks improved slightly this year over 2010 and remained in fair condition overall.”

QSA ‘Plan B’ preliminary report brings more questions than answers / Imperial Valley Press : “Environmental attorney Charles T. DuMars outlined what would be needed from a restructured Quantification Settlement Agreement to a crowd of more than 100 people at Tuesday’s Imperial Irrigation District meeting. However, his discussion left questions answered for some in the audience.”

ESCONDIDO: City endorses plan to convert sewage into drinking water / North County Times :
Escondido’s City Council endorsed a plan last week that would transorm the city’s sewer water into clean drinking water.”


Water billing problems persist / SignOnSanDiego : “San Diego’s Public Utilities Department is hiring a dozen temporary customer service representatives, adding dozens of phone lines, establishing 25 walk-in payment centers and installing a pay-by-phone with credit card option in hopes of providing relief to water customers frustrated with its new billing system.”

Chula Vista to fund $70K sewer study / SignOnSandiego : “City leaders agreed Tuesday to award a $71,549 contract to Financial Consulting Solutions Group, Inc. for the consulting firm to study and recommend new sewer rates for another five years.”

 

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