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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.

Surveying Helix Water District
Surveying Helix Water District

Helix Water District’s survey crews have been an integral part of the District’s day to day operations since the early 1900’s. In those early days, survey work was performed with levels to measure elevation, transits to measure horizontal and vertical angles, and chains to measure distance.

Friday is April 1st
Friday is April 1st

California’s water officials call October 1st through April 1st the Water Year, because these six months are when the state receives almost all of its annual water supply. Friday is April 1st and California’s glass is clearly not full.

Why Landscaping Matters
Why Landscaping Matters

Landscaping is an important part of a community’s quality of life. It is not only beautiful to look at, but it also provides numerous environmental, physical, and psychological benefits.