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The Lead and Copper Rule
The Lead and Copper Rule

Last year, 57 Helix customers provided us with water samples from their taps for lead and copper analysis. None of the results from the 57 homes were above the action levels established by the Lead and Copper Rule.

Helix’s 2016 Scholarship Recipients
Helix’s 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Allison Hale, a senior at Liberty Charter High School, is the 2016 recipient of Helix Water District’s Robert D. Friedgen Scholarship, and Parker Van Every, a senior at Steele Canyon High School, is this year’s recipient of Helix’s Dr. Lillian M. Childs Scholarship. The two students were honored at district board meetings in April.

California’s Future: Sustainable Landscaping
California’s Future: Sustainable Landscaping

While it brings welcome relief during times of drought, rain also flushes pollutants into our oceans and waterways. Population growth over the years, combined with more parking lots, asphalt roadways and concrete driveways, has deceased the number of native wetlands that historically served as natural filters and buffers during major storms.

Colorado River Cuts On the Table
Colorado River Cuts On the Table

Representatives from California, Nevada, Arizona and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are negotiating how to equitably reduce each state’s allocation of Colorado River water if water levels in Lake Mead continue to drop.