Every day you wake up and use water, and every day it’s there for you; your faucets, toilets, showers and hoses all provide the very thing you expect them to provide. What typically goes undiscussed, though, is the work done by the countless individuals in the water industry who make sure that you are getting the clean, good tasting water that you expect 24/7.
This week is Drinking Water Week, which runs May 1-7 and recognizes the vital role tap water plays in our daily life, the infrastructure that is required to carry it to and from our homes and businesses, and the critical work that water employees accomplish around the clock to ensure the delivery of quality tap water.
This year’s theme is “There When You Need It,” because although turmoil and chaos has faced this country over the past few years, the reliability of clean drinking water has been stable. Here at Helix, we pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our customers with the highest quality water possible, no matter the circumstances.
Our water district employs 149 dedicated individuals who are all a part of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into providing East County San Diego with clean water. Whether it’s our water distribution professionals, engineers, administrative teams, lake staff, chemists working on water treatment, or information systems employees, everyone plays a part in making Helix run as efficiently and effectively as possible.
In our district alone, over 730 miles of pipe run underground; transporting water to customers after the water is treated to the highest quality at our treatment plant in Lakeside. Any time there is a water emergency, our teams are on the job immediately.