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MWD adopts unnecessary rate increases

he Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday raised rates for 2015 and 2016 despite having projected cash reserves of $840 million, an amount that is $352 million above its board-adopted maximum...

jjLake Jennings open all day every day of spring break
Looking for ideas to have a great time during your spring break? Lake Jennings will be open all day every day from April 4 to 20. Enjoy great hiking trails, fishing, camping and boat rentals. If you haven't been to the lake, view an informational video to see the offerings.  Read more... 

jjHelix Water District to host drought workshop
Helix Water District will host a drought workshop to inform the public and area officials about statewide, regional and local water supply issues and ways to conserve the precious resource.  Scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m., April 17, at the District’s operations center...  Read more... 

jjBeware of aggressive sales tactics on water filtration systems
Notice: Helix Water District has received reports from some customers that “zealous” business representatives may be using misleading tactics to convince homeowners to purchase commercial water filtrations systems. Sales reps have “referenced” the...  Read more... 

jjWaterSmart landscape makeover workshop series begins in March
Starting in March, the San Diego County Water Authority is sponsoring a new series of free classes around the region to help residents turn conventional yards into WaterSmart landscaping showcases. Made possible in part by grants from the Hans & Margaret Doe Charitable Trust...  Read more... 

jjHelix Water District declares Drought Level 1
The District announced its declaration of “Drought Level 1” Wednesday in response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s recent declaration of a “Drought State of Emergency” and San Diego County Water Authority’s declaration of Drought Level 1 last week...  Read more... 

jjGovernor declares drought state of emergency
Governor Jerry Brown declared Friday that California is in a drought state of emergency and Helix Water District is asking its customers to continue to use water wisely by employing the variety of conservation methods they have adopted over the last several years.  Read more... 

jjDistrict announces activation of turf removal program
Turf removal programs are available for Helix customers thru the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Customers may receive a rebate from both agencies if they meet the criteria for each program.  Separate applications are required. Get details. 

jjPay your Helix water bill in cash at 7-Eleven stores
Helix Water District customers now are able to pay their water bills with cash at 7-Eleven convenience stores, a result of the water agency’s partnering with PayNearMe, a national electronic funds transfer network. A qualified (barcoded) water bill is required to use the service.  Read more... 

jj'eGuide' offers tips, tools, inspiration for WaterSmart living
San Diego County Water Authority recently published "eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle," to inspire, educate and empower homeoweners to make water-efficient choices in their homes and gardens. The mobile, interactive guide reduces obstacles to discovering interesting ideas.  Read more... 

jjRebates available for rain barrels, soil moisture sensors
The SoCal Water$mart rebate program has expanded to rain barrels and soil moisture sensors. Helix customers may apply for reimbursement of their purchase price. Rebates for rain barrels start at $75, sensors at $80, or $25 per sensor for larger residential lots.  Read more... 

jjAttend a free class and become a water-wise gardener
Become a water-wise gardener by learning six ways to make your garden California friendly.  Attend a no-cost landscape class. Several are offered around San Diego County. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reserve your seat today. Get details...

jjSpruce up your sprinkler
When it comes to irrigation systems, a little maintenance goes a long way. Cracks in pipes can lead to costly leaks and broken sprinkler heads waste water and money. You could be losing up to 25,000 gallons of water and more than $120 over a six-month irrigation period! Read more... 

Speakers Bureau

May we present...?
Helix has a series of presentations that bring information about the District to the community.

Would your organization like to know how your Helix dollar is spent? Or, perhaps you might be interested in the history of water in East County, from flume line to ozone?

Presenters come with all of their own equipment--laptop, projector, and handouts. All that is needed is a place to plug in, set up, and project onto a wall or screen.

To schedule a speaker, please contact Ted Salois at (619) 667-6257 or

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