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San Diego regional water news roundup Jan 17-23, 2012

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 24, 2012

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

Water plant land deal misses deadline / U-T San Diego : “A partner in the group proposing a desalination plant in Mexico that the Otay Water District hopes will supply a majority of its future water needs is having trouble securing the land to build the plant.”

San Diego County area groundwater quality assessed in new report /
USGS California Water Science Center : “High concentrations of natural and man-made compounds were found in aquifers used for drinking supply in Temecula Valley, Warner Valley, and 12 other groundwater basins in San Diego County. Scientists determined that concentrations of these substances in untreated groundwater are above regulatory and nonregulatory health standards for drinking water.”

Where toilet-to-tap fears circle the drain / U-T San Diego : “The end product is similar in quality to distilled water, and the ultimate goal is to send this water to the San Vincente Reservoir, where it would be mixed with our regular water supply and treated again before ending up in our taps.”

Solana Beach irrigation district supports water authority’s lawsuit against Metropolitan Water District / Del Mar Times : “Santa Fe Irrigation District directors voted Thursday, Jan. 19, to support a lawsuit against the agency that supplies water to millions of Southern California residents, contending the water wholesaler’s pricing structure is unfair to San Diego County.”

Boil water order issued For Mt. Laguna region / KPBS : “Bacteria was detected in the water supply of the Mount Laguna Recreation Area plumbing system, prompting the county of San Diego to issue an order to boil the water until further notice.”

FORUM: Water shortage —- here we go again, maybe / North County Times : “Even though last year was plentiful and record setting in terms of snow pack, rainfall and filling previously parched reservoirs, water officials are now, “cautious,” “concerned,” and “wary” about what 2012 might bring.”

Water districts eye Salton Sea mitigation cost-sharing / Imperial Valley Press : “The Imperial Irrigation District is scheduled to vote on a cost-sharing agreement with San Diego County Water Authority to decide how the two agencies will split costs for environmental reviews of reducing mitigation water to the sea.”


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