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• • • FEATURE STORY • • •
District continues working to keep rates low

elix Water District is responsible for providing its nearly 268,000 customers with safe drinking water 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. That requires making sure the water treatment plant functions...

jjChemical safety a top priority for Helix Water District
A Sept. 30 news report on NBC Channel 7 focused on schools and their proximity to “vulnerability zones of hazardous facilities.”  The definition of hazardous facilities included water and wastewater plants, which use chemicals as a necessary part of the water treatment process. Read more...  

jjFormer Helix GM elected chair of County Water Authority board
Former general manager of Helix Water District Mark Weston was elected chair of San Diego County Water Authority’s board of directors. Weston represents the city of Poway on the SDCWA board. Mark Muir, representing the San Dieguito Water District, will serve as vice chair. Read more...  

jjInternal review report
Results of an internal review of specific projects and contracts are available for your information. In our ongoing efforts to be open and transparent, Helix Water District is making the report available to the public. Read more...  

jjNew rates will apply to water used beginning Sept. 1
New rates for water service fees will be in effect for water used beginning Sept. 1. The new rates will be applied to bills beginning Nov. 1 The average domestic-class customer will see a 4.3-percent, or $5.68, increase on a bi-monthly bill for 25 units of water. One unit is 748 gallons. Read more...  

jjDistrict approves settlement agreement
Helix’s board of directors voted to approve a settlement agreement with El Monte Canyon, LLC, and its successor-in-interest, El Capitan Golf Club, LLC, in connection with a dispute over the parties’ relationship on a project to develop 480 acres of district land... Read more...  

jjBecome a water-wise gardener
Are you interested in becoming a more water-wise gardener?  Then join us Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 9 a.m. for a three-hour California-friendly landscape class sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  Learn six ways to... Read more...  

jjHelix Water District declares Drought Level 2
Drought alert sets mandatory conservation measures. The District’s board of directors voted to put Drought Level 2 into effect in response to the State Water Resources Control Board’s passage of mandatory water conservation measures to deal with the current drought. Read more...  See resolution...

jjState adopts water-use restrictions
Due to continuing drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency statewide regulations to reduce outdoor water use. The regulation mandates minimum actions to conserve water supplies both for this year and for 2015. Read more...  

jjView your current and past 12-months of water bills online
You now can view your current and past water bills (up to 12 months previous) online.  You can see historical water usage, bill amounts and other bill-related information.  To access your water bill, click on the green button atop the left-hand column of this page (or here) to enroll or log in to your account.   

jjHelix launches streamlined, online job-application process
The District recently launched a new software system to improve the hiring process for job seekers and its human resources staff.  Job seekers are able to quickly apply online for current vacancies or sign up to be alerted when openings become available...   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... 

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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