Thank you, Helix Customers

If you didn't come to Customer Appreciation Day, you should have. Hundreds of people did -- customers of Helix and Otay water districts, Sweetwater Authority and the City of San Diego -- for guided tours of The Water Conservation Garden and presentations on soil...

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Sunday is Customer Appreciation Day

The Water Conservation Garden is pleased to host a special “appreciation day” for ratepayers of Helix and Otay Water Districts, Sweetwater Authority and the City of San Diego!  Visit The Garden this Sunday, May 21st and enjoy: balloons, butterfly...

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Helix dams ready for Infrastructure Week

Above:  Helix's R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant sits across the street from Chet Harritt Dam and Lake Jennings, where we store imported water from the Colorado River and the State Water Project. The damaged spillway at Oroville Dam, which occurred earlier this year in...

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We Have a Winner!

Helix Water District has named Chandrika “Dusty” Patel-Lynch of La Mesa as this year’s winner of its WaterSmart Landscape Contest. The annual contest recognizes outstanding water-wise residential landscapes which are judged on overall attractiveness, appropriate plant...

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6 Reasons to Plant a Vegetable Garden Now

Why is Helix Water District promoting vegetable gardening? Because growing your own food is a good use of water and one more step on the path to sustainability. And, technically, most of the vegetables and herbs that grow here in San Diego are moderate water use...

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Scientists link CA drought to atmospheric waves

The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge was a high pressure ridge that formed over the west coast of North America and blocked winter storms from reaching California in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Last week, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research published two...

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Customers toured treatment plant on Saturday

What a fantastic tour! Thanks for a great day and our clean water. What a wonderful group of people who work there!!Over 50 customers participated in Helix Water Talks on Saturday for a behind the scenes tour of Helix's R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant. After coffee...

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Big crowd at Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

The Water Conservation Garden and Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego celebrated their Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival on Saturday April 29th with hundreds in attendance. The pleasant, gardening-inspired event included over 75 artisan, horticulture and food...

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Helix Helps Lemon Grove on Earth Day

This past Saturday, April 22, 2017, Helix Water District joined the City of Lemon Grove at their Earth Day Community Clean-up Event. Under the “Helix Helps” program, over 25 Helix employees, families and friends volunteered their Saturday morning to support one of the...

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High school photo contest winners honored

Helix Water District announced the winners of its annual high school photo contest today at a regular meeting of the agency’s board of directors. Thirteen students and their work were honored with first, second and third places in color and black & white...

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Replenishing California’s Groundwater

Don Cameron, general manager of Terranova Ranch in the San Joaquin Valley, is flooding 700 acres of olive groves, baby pistachio trees, alfalfa and wine grapes with water from the Kings River. “We have a great reservoir under our feet,” he says. “Why not use it?” Read...

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How Drought Changes California

Photo: Yosemite National Park on April 5, 2017 (National Park Service) Jay Lund, Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at University of California, Davis, said of the recently ended drought, “We lost a third of our water supply and the impact to the...

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