Watch: New Series on East County’s Water History

Watch: New Series on East County’s Water History

In our semi-arid region, the delivery of water shaped our past and still determines our future.

We’re excited to release a two-part video series highlighting the evolution of our local water system and the formation of the district. This engaging series – with rarely seen photos – tells our story dating back to east county’s beginnings. 

Part One begins in 1885, when visionary leaders developed a plan to deliver water to a rapidly growing city. Learn about the construction of a 34-mile wooden flume that delivered water from the Cuyamaca Mountains to our local towns and farms, the roles Colonel Ed Fletcher and James Murray played, and how the water system went from a private investment to public ownership.

Watch Part One and Part Two of Helix History, and see how water continues to shape our future. 

To learn more about our history, join us on January 25, 2020, for Helix Water Talks: Then and Now – where we will dig deeper into our past and share our collection of historical photography and artifacts.  

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How We Invest Water Rates

How We Invest Water Rates

Helix Water District publishes a budget each summer as a plan for the year ahead, and we produce an annual report each fall to summarize the year behind us. Our annual report serves as a historical record for the district, and as an accounting to our customers. Our Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Report shows how we invested water rates last year, the benefits customers received, and how we controlled costs. And we designed the report to be easy to read — with more photos and charts than text — to encourage customers to take a look. Please do.

Browse Our Fiscal Year 2018-19 Annual Report

Serving our communities

Serving our communities

You know Helix Water District as your local water provider who delivers drinking water to your homes and businesses every day.

Did you also know that we have over 100 years of commitment to serving our customers as a local public agency?

Our staff and board members are dedicated to providing safe, reliable and affordable drinking water to the communities we serve. Each day, on average Helix delivers 27 million gallons of water to over 274,000 people. We have a deep history with our customers, a commitment to excellence, leadership in regional planning and perseverance with everything we do. Watch our three-minute video and get to know us better.