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Helix recognizes employee for 35 years of service

Helix Water District is proud to recognize Facility Location/Survey Technician Dave Moore for serving the district and its customers for 35 years.Moore, an East County native, started with Helix in 1984, bringing with him nine years of prior construction experience....

POSTPONED: April 3 landscape workshop

Back by popular demand! Helix is hosting a WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshop on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at our Nat L. Eggert Operations Center in El Cajon.The free, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. workshop will show you how to have a beautiful landscape that needs a fraction of...

Helix awards mini-grant for rain barrels at local elementary school

Helix Water District has awarded Lemon Avenue Elementary School a $250 mini-grant to purchase and install a rain barrel in their school garden. Helix Board of Director Kathleen Coates Hedberg presented the mini-grant check to Aimee Benson, lead teacher for the...

Helix board to hear report on compensation study

On March 27, 2019, the Helix Water District Board of Directors will hear the final report on the compensation and benefits study conducted for the district by Reward Strategy Group. The public workshop will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Helix’s Administration Office in La...

Helix Helps plants trees at Arbor Day in El Cajon

This past Saturday, April 16, 2019, Helix Water District joined the City of El Cajon and community volunteers at Hillside Park for the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration. Under the “Helix Helps” program, Helix employees, families and friends volunteer to support the...

Why Harry Griffen Park was built and how it got it’s name

The careful planning, innovation and cooperation of local agencies over 40 years ago turned a once fenced-off reservoir into a beautiful 55 acre public park that thousands of people enjoy every year. Harry Griffin Park is dedicated to Helix Water District’s long-time...

Helix launches 2019 Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest

Helix Water District has launched its eighth annual Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest to share the beauty of its reservoir with the local community. The contest is open to photos taken at Lake Jennings between March 1 and May 31, 2019.Contest participants can get a...

Helix board approves $8 million pay down of pension liabilities

The Helix Water District Board of Directors approved on February 13, 2019 a one-time, $5 million payment in 2019 and an additional $3 million in payments over the next four years to reduce the district’s unfunded employee pension liabilities.The advance funding plan...

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...

Watch how winter rains wash away California’s drought

From the San Jose Mercury News -- What a difference a winter can make. On Jan. 1, three-quarters of California was in drought. Just eight weeks later, however, a succession of storms have washed drought conditions away from all but a splotch at the far north edge of...

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