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San Diego regional water news roundup – Dec 9-15, 2013

Posted by George J Janczyn on December 16, 2013

Discovery Lake in San Marcos.

Discovery Lake in San Marcos.

 


San Diego agency enters high-stakes water fight / AP via San Jose Mercury News : “A trial beginning Tuesday in San Francisco will test the San Diego County Water Authority’s claim that the region’s 3.1 million residents are subsidizing nearly all the rest of Southern California. Its lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California brings to a head a long-running dispute…”

SD water war moves to court / U-T San Diego : “A judge will hear arguments on Tuesday to determine whether the Metropolitan Water District overcharges the San Diego County Water Authority by millions of dollars every year and in doing so subsidizes cheaper rates for users across the rest of Southern California…”

Release of Bay-Delta documents highlights need for cost-effective plan / San Diego County Water Authority : “The public release of thousands of pages of documents about fixing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta underscores the need for cost-effective and attainable solutions, the San Diego County Water Authority said Monday. About 20 percent of the San Diego region’s water supplies flow through the Bay-Delta…”

MWD approves water-sharing pact with IID / Imperial Valley Press : “The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved an agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District Tuesday that would allow both agencies to share equally in the costs of upgrading earthquake-damaged water infrastructure in Mexico, in return for an equal share of conserved water that should result…”

Desal battle over growth, not plankton / U-T San Diego : “Critics of the “green” movement often claim that environmentalists put the needs of snail darters and other critters above the well-being of humans. But I’ve never heard even those given to overstatement say that green activists care more about plankton and microorganisms than people. That might soon change…”

El Cajon water conservation group wins California’s highest environmental honor / KPBS : “When it comes to educating children about saving water, a nonprofit group in El Cajon is doing it right. The Water Conservation Garden was one of 13 recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership award, the California Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday…”

Brady talks about water districts’ savings as result of JPA / Fallbrook Village News : “The joint powers agreement between the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal Water District created the North County Joint Powers Authority. Brian Brady serves as the executive officer of the North County JPA, the general manager of FPUD, and the general manager of the Rainbow district…”

La Mesa penalized for 2010 sewage discharges / U-T San Diego : “The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board has assessed an $801,462 penalty against the city of La Mesa for spilling more than 1.3 million gallons of raw sewage in December 2010…”

Water main break reported near Miramar Road / 10News.com : “San Diego’s water department states that because the break was caused by contractors on a private service line, the property owner will be responsible for repairs…”

Crews repair water main break at 44th Street, Logan Avenue in Mountain View area of San Diego / 10News.com : “An underground water-pipeline connector broke in a Mountain View-area neighborhood early Monday, flooding a street and leaving nearly two dozen homes without functional plumbing for about six hours…”

 

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