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Water restrictions, penalties begin May 25

elix's board of directors adopted an emergency drought action plan that includes increased public outreach and education, additional water use restrictions and enforcement, and penalties on high water use...


jjHelix honors customers with day of free events at the Garden
Attention customers of Helix Water District!  The agency that treats and delivers drinking water to East County is sponsoring a celebration in your honor. Helix Customer Appreciation Day is Aug. 1 with special events, free admissions, presentations, guided tours... Read more...

jjFunding exhausted for turf removal program
Metropilitan Water District of Southern California is no longer accepting applications for its turf removal program through as funding has been exhausted.  So, there are no rebates currently available to Helix Water District customers for turf removal. Read more...

jjDrought-stressed trees need water
In cutting water use to achieve Gov. Jerry Brown's mandatory 25 percent statewide reduction, trees can suffer more than necesary. Watering trees through drip lines or soaker hoses makes maximum use of scarce water and keeps them alive to filter our air and provide shade. Read more...

jjHelix board adopts emergency drought action plan
Following a state mandated water use reduction of 20 percent for the Helix Water District service area, HWD's board of directors adopted an emergency drought action plan to comply with State Water Resrources Control Board's regulations. Local water use restrictions include... Read more...

jjHelix service area required to reduce water use by 20 percent
The State Water Resources Control Board adopted an emergency regulation mandating that water suppliers throughout California immediately reduce urban water use (statewide) by 25 percent. The regulation implements an executive order issued in April by Governor Jerry Brown. Read more... 

jjUnion-Tribune offers info to help San Diegans save water now!
There are numerous ways to use less water and they are becoming extremely important now as California's historic drought continues. The San Diego Union-Tribune has compiled a list of 33 suggestions for conserving water today and making the most of our limited supply. Read more...  

Weekly Conservation Tip

Tip #8: If your showerhead fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace it with a WaterSense-labeled model.

See all weekly tips.

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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Helix Water District • 7811 University Ave., La Mesa, CA 91942 • (619) 466-0585

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