Serving our communities

Serving our communities

You know Helix Water District as your local water provider who delivers drinking water to your homes and businesses every day.

Did you also know that we have over 100 years of commitment to serving our customers as a local public agency?

Our staff and board members are dedicated to providing safe, reliable and affordable drinking water to the communities we serve. Each day, on average Helix delivers 27 million gallons of water to over 274,000 people. We have a deep history with our customers, a commitment to excellence, leadership in regional planning and perseverance with everything we do. Watch our three-minute video and get to know us better.

 

Our 2017-18 Annual Report discusses investments and accomplishments

Our 2017-18 Annual Report discusses investments and accomplishments

As 2018 draws to a close, we would like to take some time to reflect on the past year, on what we have achieved and on what challenges lie ahead.

Our 2017-18 Annual Report illustrates the investments we have made in our district, our infrastructure and in the workforce it takes to maintain it. Our report is designed to provide you with insight into what type of future challenges we are planning for, why we are investing now, and how our customers are integral to the future of water in our region.

Read Helix’s 2017-18 Annual Report

 

Thank You Veterans

Thank You Veterans

This is a military town and it’s likely you know a veteran – a family member, friend, neighbor or coworker. Each year, approximately 15,000 personnel from the Navy and Marines conclude their military careers in San Diego.

All of us at Helix Water District would like to thank U.S. military veterans for their service and their sacrifices. As a small token of our gratitude, all veterans and active duty military fish free on Monday, November 12 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Jennings.

Additionally, for our military veteran customers we are offering a free water conservation kit that includes a water efficient showerhead, shower timer, aerators and more. Come by our administration building at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa to get yours through November 23.

We appreciate your service.

12 water efficient ideas for your front yard

12 water efficient ideas for your front yard

November and December are planting season! Right now is the best time of year to replace thirsty turf and plants with stylish, water efficient plants that will increase your home’s curb appeal and decrease your water bill.

If you’re not sure what to plant, or how to plant, start in the Home and Garden section of Sunset Magazine’s website. Grab a cup of coffee and explore the articles on Garden Basics, Edible Gardening, Landscaping, Green Living and Flowers and Plants. We selected an article for you — to get you started — and to show you the variety of landscapes that use less water than a lawn.

Read 12 Favorite Front-Yard Designs on Sunset’s website

Fall Back on Sunday

Fall Back on Sunday

And, adjust your irrigation settings.

This Sunday, November 4, marks the end of daylight savings time. After you set your clocks back, take a few minutes and also adjust your irrigation timer.

After all, since the days are shorter and the weather is finally cooler, your plants will need much less water. Making seasonal adjustments to your timer not only reduces water waste, but it also helps keep your landscape healthy. Fall is the perfect time to cut back on your watering days and times and helps you save water.

Also, don’t forget to turn off your sprinklers when rain is in the forecast and leave them off for at least 72 hours afterwards.

If you don’t have time to manually adjust your timer, consider upgrading to a weather-based irrigation controller which adjusts watering times automatically based on the changing weather and seasons. These controllers can also automatically delay irrigation before, during and after rain events. Helix customers are eligible for a rebate of up to $200 on weather-based irrigation controllers. Rebates are available at www.socalwatersmart.com.