GrokSurf's San Diego

Local observations on water, environment, technology, law & politics

San Diego regional water news roundup Jul 15-21, 2013

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 22, 2013

Alvarado Water Treatment Plant during expansion project (story below)

Alvarado Water Treatment Plant during expansion project (story below)

A later view of the nearly completed facility, from the north shore of Lake Murray (click images to enlarge)

A later view of the nearly completed facility, from the north shore of Lake Murray (click images to enlarge)


South Bay to see water pipeline improvements / U-T San Diego : “The San Diego County Water Authority’s Pipeline Relining Program is a multi-decade program that will rehabilitate and extend the life of about 82 miles of aging water delivery pipelines throughout the region. The Lower Otay Pipeline Relining Project is the next section to be rehabilitated…”

Judge denies request for stay of final decision in QSA lawsuits / Imperial Valley Press : “A judge in the coordinated Quantification Settlement Agreement lawsuits denied a request for another 90-day stay of his final decision of the decade-long lawsuits, setting back the Imperial Irrigation District’s attempt to settle the cases with all parties involved…”

Straight flush: $50 rebates / U-T San Diego : “Buy a WaterSense toilet for as little as $65, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will send you a $50 check. Other rebates are available for apartments and commercial toilets and urinals…”

$3 million grant to help San Diego habitat / U-T San Diego : “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awarded $3 million to the San Diego County Water Authority for land purchases that would benefit three endangered or threatened birds. The funding will allow the agency to buy parcels of environmentally sensitive land from willing sellers to enhance its subregional habitat conservation plan…”

Venter Institute gets $5M for sewage purifying tech / U-T San Diego : “A scientist at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla has received $5 million to develop a microbial fuel cell that purifies sewage and makes electricity in the process…”

Alvarado Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion Project wins prestigious award / Mission Times Courier : “A city water project that brought safer and cleaner water to San Diegans has won national accolades for its innovative design. The Alvarado Water Treatment Plant upgrade and expansion project won the 2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers…”

 

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