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San Diego regional water news roundup Jul 22-31, 2012

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 1, 2012

A selected roundup of news related to San Diego regional water issues. Click headlines for the full story at originating website.

10 minutes with Marsi Steirer / B&C Water News : “Marsi Steirer, deputy director for the City of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department, sat down with Brown and Caldwell Senior Vice President Cindy Paulson to talk about the challenges and successes of recycled drinking water and where water resources management is headed.”

Local activists promote water conservation [with video] / KSWB : “As Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a multi-billion dollar proposal Wednesday to bring water to the region, several local activists gathered in Mission Bay Park to remind people to be sensible when using water.”

State unveils water project / U-T San Diego : “The 37-mile twin tunnel project would move water from north to south by ducking beneath the economically and environmentally vital Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to avoid fish-killing pumps and other harm to a 2,100-mile maze of waterways that is the hub of two-thirds of the state’s drinking water, from the Silicon Valley to San Diego.”

Water: making every drop count for California / Scoop San Diego : “It may not have California in its name, but the Colorado River is critical to millions of Californians. On Wednesday, the first-ever “Colorado River Day” observances were held in San Diego and four other western cities.”

Higher water rates unavoidable, San Diego County’s water supplier says / North County Times : “Steadily rising water bills have become the “new normal” for the region, and will remain so for the foreseeable future, the San Diego County Water Authority said at its monthly meeting Thursday.”

Carlsbad desal project talks near completion / North County Times : “It’s been more than a decade since the plant, which will remove the salt from ocean water to make it potable, was first proposed. It is to be built by Poseidon Resources Corp. next to the Encina Power Station in coastal Carlsbad. Now the Water Authority, which supplies most of the water used in San Diego County, appears to be closing in on a decision that could make or break the project.”

Water Authority calls for MWD to secure firm financial commitments from its member agencies for Bay-Delta fix / San Diego County Water Authority : “The following statement from San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Michael T. Hogan is in response to Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announcing today a preferred proposal for building a tunnel and conveyance system as part of a comprehensive effort to improve the Bay-Delta’s ecosystems and water supply reliability for California…”

Coastkeeper celebrates Clean Water Act, healthy waters at Clear Blue 2012 on Aug. 5 / Scoop San Diego : “On August 5, San Diego Coastkeeper hosts Clear Blue 2012 to celebrate swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters in San Diego County and the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.”

Will new water delivery system end San Diego’s water wars? / KPBS : “Governor Jerry Brown last week endorsed plans for an underground water delivery network that he hopes will end the state’s water wars. Tom Wornham, vice chairman of the San Diego County Water Authority, said he does not anticipate San Diego will get more water from the plan, but he said it will make the water system more reliable.”

Reno Efficient Sustainable Practices selected to provide water and energy conservation services to the County of San Diego / EIN Presswire : “In conjunction with the County of San Diego Department of General Services, Reno ESP will guide and support the County in its pursuit to lower energy and operational costs, drive down greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reduce water consumption.”


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