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San Diego regional water news roundup: Jan 6-12, 2014

Posted by George J Janczyn on January 13, 2014

At Poseidon's Carlsbad desalination plant under construction, workers prepare a component for the reverse osmosis rack structure (blue) to be lifted by crane, while pipeline trenching goes on behind them.

At Poseidon’s Carlsbad desalination plant under construction, workers prepare a component for the reverse osmosis rack structure (blue) to be lifted by crane, while pipeline trenching goes on behind them.

 


Largest desalination plant in western hemisphere completes first year of construction / San Diego County Water Authority : “City leaders, San Diego County Water Authority board officers, IDE Technologies, NRG Energy and Poseidon Water executives visited the Carlsbad Desalination Project today to mark the first anniversary of construction on the Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant, which is more than 25 percent complete…”

Carlsbad desalination plant 25% completed with expected 2016 opening / Carlsbad Patch : “A behind the scenes look at the largest desalination plant in western hemisphere after one year of construction…”

Desalination plant on course for 2016 / U-T San Diego : “One year after construction began, the $1 billion Carlsbad desalination plant is under budget and on schedule to begin producing 50 million gallons of drinking water per day two years from now…”

Desalination project proceeding / Scoop San Diego : “Construction on the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant has passed the 1-year mark, and local officials celebrated on Wednesday by touring Poseidon Resources’ $1-billion project in Carlsbad…”

Carlsbad desalination plant construction on track to meet 2016 goal / KPBS : “The $1 billion water desalination plant being built in Carlsbad is 25 percent complete after one year of construction, and is on time and within budget, area water officials said Wednesday…”

Water Authority losing longtime state lobbyist / U-T San Diego : ” For 30 years, the lobbying firm of Carpi & Clay has helped the San Diego County Water Authority navigate treacherous political waters, from the Imperial Valley transfer agreement to securing local funding in multibillion-dollar bond deals. But on Jan. 31, the firm will no longer represent the authority…”

San Diego’s unending water worries / U-T San Diego : “An alarming report that suggests California may be headed for a third straight dry year illustrates the fragility of the state’s water supply — as well as the reality that as demand for this scarce commodity goes up, so does the price…”

Water Authority, MWD to submit post-trial briefs in rate suit / San Diego Source : “Less than two weeks remain before the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority submit post-trial briefs in the water-rate lawsuit that began in 2010…”

The time had to be right for desal and ‘volts wagons’ / U-T San Diego : “As San Diegans with long teeth recall, the $1 billion desalination plant in Carlsbad is not the region’s first large-scale experience with a life-source science that dates back centuries…”

Otay Water District reelects board president / San Diego Source : “The Otay Water District board of directors has unanimously reelected Jose Lopez to serve as president. Lopez has served as president for the past two years…”

Water main break reported on Del Rey Street in Pacific Beach / 10News.com : “Nearly 50 customers are without water service Monday afternoon after a main break on Del Rey Street in Pacific Beach…”

Sewage spills near San Diego Bay / FOX5 San Diego : “A spill of about 100 gallons of sewage prompted a pollution alert Tuesday for a stretch of shoreline along the northern reaches of San Diego Bay…”

Water main break in Linda Vista / KFMB Channel 8 : “A water main broke in Linda Vista early Friday, sending water flowing down the street toward Kelly Park, police said…”

Main break leaves OB residents without water / NBC 7 San Diego : “A water main break in Ocean Beach left some residents without water service Saturday…near the intersection of Del Monte Avenue and Froude Street in OB…”

 

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