July 31st is Customer Appreciation Day! Here are 300 REASONS to come.

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Things are looking up. Regional drought management is replacing state-mandated water use reductions.

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Water: What You Pay For

Delivering water from the Rocky Mountains or the Northern Sierra to your home requires a lot of infrastructure, people and energy, and this is what your water bill pays for.

Water Use Restrictions

In June 2015, the State of California mandated a 25 percent reduction in statewide water use. Helix’s mandate started at 20 percent and was then reduced to 12 percent. Now, in June 2016, the state is allowing regional drought management and Helix no longer has a mandated reduction target thanks to decades of regional drought planning and the incredible conservation efforts of our customers.

Thank You for Conserving


Water Savings to Date

Our water savings is calculated relative to our water use during the same months in 2013.

  • June 2016 21%
  • May 27%
  • April 23%
  • March 15%
  • February 1%
  • January 2016 14%
  • December 17%
  • November 10%
  • October 22%
  • September 28%
  • August 27%
  • July 32%
  • June 2015 25%

Where should California store water?

In 2014, California voters passed Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond that earmarks $2.7 billion for water storage projects. The big question is whether or not to spend that money on new dams. On the table in Sacramento are two new dams and the expansion of three...
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The week ahead: corn sweat and flash drought

Take a look at the map above. It shows what meteorologists are expecting this Friday, July 22nd: the beginning of a massive heat wave enveloping most of the United States in punishing 100-115 degree temperatures. If you’re from the Midwest, then you know it...
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Fine tune your irrigation this summer

You’ll save money and see better results. Do you know anyone that still hand waters their landscaping? Life is busy these days, so most of us rely on the convenience of automatic sprinkler systems to keep our yards looking nice. But convenient doesn’t always equal...
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The first 300 of these are FREE!

Helix Customer Appreciation Day Sunday, July 31, 9am-4pm @ The Water Conservation Garden It has been a tough year, and we would like to say thank you. So if you’re looking for something fun for your kids, some expert landscaping advice, or somewhere beautiful, drop by...
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There’s more to drought-proofing than water mandates

Mark Weston, Chairman of the Board at the San Diego County Water Authority and Helix’s former general manager, responded today to criticism of the regional drought management approach adopted by the Authority and its member agencies. Weston maintains that the...
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