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San Diego regional water news roundup Mar 11-17, 2013

Posted by George J Janczyn on March 18, 2013


San Diego’s hard water safe to drink and may in fact be better than certain types of soft water / 10News San Diego : “San Diego has hard tap water. The evidence of mineral deposits can be found on your plumbing. If the water does that to a faucet, is it a good idea to drink it?”

Carlsbad Desalination Project is named “Deal of the Year” by Project Finance Magazine / MarketWatch : “Project Finance magazine has awarded “North American Water Deal of the Year 2012″ honors to the Carlsbad Desalination Project, a $1 billion project financing implementing a public-private partnership between Poseidon Resources and the San Diego County Water Authority. The award recognizes innovation, deal repeatability, best practices, problem solving, risk mitigation, value for money, and speed of delivery in the financing of infrastructure projects.”

Chula Vista examines water recycling requirement / U-T San Diego : “Chula Vista is exploring a potential requirement for residential builders to include water recycling systems in new homes. A proposal calls for new homes to include plumbing that allows wastewater produced through dishwashing, laundry and bathing — called graywater — to be used for irrigation, saving families money and preserving a natural resource.”

Carlsbad electronic water meter install ahead of schedule / San Diego Reader : “The City of Carlsbad is progressing much quicker than expected in moving to replace its traditional water meters with electronic devices that can be read electronically by a laptop computer mounted in a city truck driving by.”

Coastkeeper reaches agreement with Department of Defense to reduce Camp Pendleton sewage spills / La Jolla Light : “Under the Clean Water Act, a federal law that governs water pollution, Coastkeeper filed suit on April 18, 2011, to address Camp Pendleton’s upward trend in the number of sewage spills.”

San Diego Water Purification Demonstration Project reports now available / San Diego Public Utilities Department : [The findings from the Water Purification Demonstration Project, including testing results, full-scale project costs and feasibility, are now available through this link. The findings will also be presented to the City Council Natural Resources & Culture Committee on Wednesday, March 20, 2pm at the City Administration Building, 202 C Street 12th floor, City Council Committee room]


One Response to “San Diego regional water news roundup Mar 11-17, 2013”

  1. merle moshiri said

    So………….”deal of the year” for whom? Surely not the rate payers nor the SDCWA. You’ve been royally taken to the cleaners.

    Merle Moshiri

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