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Deadline to Enter our Poster and Scholarship Contests Approaching

The deadline to enter two of Helix's annual contests are approaching: 2019 Water is Life Poster Contest Entries are due by Friday, March 15, 2019 The Water is Life Poster Contest is open to grades K-6 -- to all schools located, or students living, within Helix Water...

Helix lobbying against a tax on water bills

Last summer, the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act, legislation seeking to add a tax to your water bill, died, returned, and died again during negotiations to pass California's state budget. But support for the tax did not die. On January 11, 2019, Governor Gavin...

High School Video Contest Offering $1,500 First Prize

Create a one to two minute video answering the question, “What’s so special about special districts?” and you could win the 2019 High School Student Video Contest sponsored by the San Diego Chapter of the California Special Districts Association (CSDA). The objective...

2019 Trends in Garden Design

Which would you rather spend your weekends on: A yard that doesn't need much water? A water efficient landscape? A wonderful garden? Water utilities prefer the term water efficient landscaping. But, honestly, the idea of a wonderful garden is far more intriguing....

Monday is Martin Luther King Day

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,“What are you doing for others?'"-- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.At Helix Water District, we are committed to honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, the standard he set and the challenges that remain. Are you looking for...

Women’s future careers in water topic of Cuyamaca event

Photo (San Diego Union Tribune) -- The new Center for Water Studies at Cuyamaca College includes an above-ground water distribution system that students can operate and repair, and a water quality laboratory. The center is focused on "learning by doing" to improve...

The 3 Things Helix Said to Cleantech San Diego

Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit organization that fosters collaboration between companies, government agencies and universities in the San Diego region to encourage investment in the technologies needed to make cities sustainable.The nonprofit’s 100-plus members...

Helix Then and Now – February 2, 2019

This is our next Helix Water Talks --Reserve your seats for the next Helix Water Talks on February 2 at our Administration Office in La Mesa. You’ll tour our 3-floor collection of historic photography and learn about the history of east county, Helix and our water...

Reserve your seats for Feb. 9 landscape workshop

Back by popular demand! Helix is hosting a WaterSmart Landscape Design Workshop on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at our Nat L. Eggert Operations Center in El Cajon.This free, 3-hour workshop will show you how to have a beautiful landscape that needs a fraction of the...

Video: South Rim Tank Rehabilitation

The South Rim Tank in El Cajon is one of Helix Water District’s 25 drinking water storage reservoirs. Originally built in 1956, this 1 million gallon steel storage reservoir was beginning to show its age. In service for 6 decades, the steel roof suffered from...

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