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San Diego regional water news roundup Aug 8-14, 2012

Posted by George J Janczyn on August 15, 2012

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

Water purchase agreement for seawater desalination nearing completion / San Diego County Water Authority : “At a special meeting of the Water Authority Board of Directors today, Water Authority staff announced that a proposed 30-year Water Purchase Agreement with Poseidon Resources to purchase desalinated seawater will be released to the public later this month. The release will open a 60-day public review period…”

Desal plant decision looms for region / U-T San Diego : “Regional water officials on Thursday said they have crafted several protections for ratepayers in a draft contract to buy desalinated water from Poseidon Resources’s long-awaited plant in Carlsbad. The San Diego County Water Authority plans to release that water purchase agreement this month, starting a 60-day public review period.”

Hundreds of dead fish found in Lakeside’s Lindo Lake Park
/ 10News : “What is going on right now at a local lake is not only shocking for how it looks, but how it smells. Hundreds of dead fish have just been found. But just a few feet away, other fish are thriving.”

City enters water war / Glendale News-Press : “Glendale has entered the legal battle over wholesale water charges to San Diego County that could have major implications to local customers. If San Diego County is successful, the financial impact to Glendale and other Metropolitan member utilities could be significant, translating into higher rates for customers, officials say.”

Poway uses white smoke for sewer line testing / U-T San Diego : ““Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” does not always ring true, particularly when the Public Works Department is testing wastewater sewer lines, which it will do in Poway this month.”


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