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May 19-25 is National Public Works Week

Every day… we turn on the faucet and clean, safe water comes out, we flick the switch and the lights come on, we cook food over a gas-powered flame, our waste just goes away, we drive on paved streets, the traffic lights work, the air we breathe is even cleaner than...

Helix Water District honors local student artists

Helix Water District honored local student artists for their winning Water Is Life posters at an awards ceremony during Helix Water District’s board meeting on May 22, 2019. Each year, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of the Helix’s wholesale...

Customer Appreciation Day is Saturday, May 18

The Water Conservation Garden has invited all Helix Water District customers to Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., to say “Thank you for supporting The Garden”. The event is FREE, parking is FREE and Kona Ice will be keeping it cool...

What are you doing Tuesday evening?

Most of the fantastic classes offered at The Water Conservation Garden are on the weekend, but next Tuesday, May 14, the garden is offering an evening class -- Landscapes: Irrigation 101 & Soils. The 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. class will teach you how to build the...

Tour Helix’s R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant

Want to see Helix’s water treatment process — how we produce the safe, high quality drinking water we deliver to your home? Reserve your spot on a tour of the R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:30am. You’ll see each step of the treatment...

Helix awards college scholarships to two outstanding students

Last week, Helix awarded our $1,000 Robert D. Friedgen Scholarship to Mount Miguel High School senior Jade Mahaney and our $1,000 Dr. Lillian M. Childs Scholarship to Helix Charter High School senior Jack Hopper. The district received 27 scholarship applications this...

Enter the 2019 WaterSmart Landscape Contest

We want to recognize your landscape - show off your water saving yard for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate to the nursery of your choice. The 15 annual WaterSmart Landscape Contest seeks to recognize Helix Water District customers for their beautiful, colorful...

Helix board adopts resolution opposing statewide water tax

Last week, Helix Water District’s board of directors received updates on multiple legislative bills that could significantly impact the district and its customers if approved. The board adopted resolutions regarding six proposed bills: Governor Newsom’s Administration...

Helix leverages drone technology

Helix Water District is now utilizing drone technology to view and monitor district storage tanks. Helix recently used drone technology to inspect its Fletcher Hills Combo Tank, which is located near Grossmont College in El Cajon. The top of the tank sits at a height...

Helix Helps at Lemon Grove Community Garden’s grand opening

This past Saturday, March 30, 2019, Helix Water District joined the Lemon Grove Community Garden for their grand opening celebration. Helix employees and their families volunteered early Saturday morning to help set-up chairs, spread mulch and prepare the site for the...

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