You turn on your kitchen faucet and — through elevation, energy, gravity, pressure and engineering — water comes out. Join us this Thursday, December 5 at 6 p.m. and learn from Helix Water District’s Director of Engineering Jim Tomasulo how our complex distribution system delivers water, and how we plan, design and upgrade our vital infrastructure for today and tomorrow. This is our second Helix Water Chats event, where we have coffee and cookies, a presentation and a discussion. Our first Water Chats, in July, was a hit!
Delivering water is no easy task. It’s heavy – just over 8 pounds per gallon — and requires a heavy-duty system to deliver it across 50 square miles and up and down hills to 276,000 people. Our engineers also have to design the facilities we build today to provide the water El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley will need in 2070, and connect it to facilities we built back in 1970. What we’re building today is Helix’s fourth generation of infrastructure.
This should be good, and we hope you can join us for an insightful evening.
Date and Time
Thursday, December 5
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Helix Administration Office
7811 University Avenue, La Mesa
(Parking in the back of the building)
6:00 Coffee and cookies
6:10 Welcome and introductions
7:00 Questions and discussion