September 22 – Plant Extravaganza at Balboa Park

The Plant Extravaganza, brought to you by the Master Gardeners of San Diego County, is Saturday, September 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. Thousands of drought tolerant plants are for sale. Drought tolerant plants California natives...

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A simple and sustainable garden

From Garden Design Magazine -- Designing and installing a new landscape is no small project. But inspiration and simplicity help -- a lot. Garden Design Magazine is featuring a water efficient landscape that you might find as beautiful, liveable and doable as we do....

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Don’t Miss Out — Helix Water Talks on October 6

We have openings for Helix Water Talks on Saturday, October 6: a behind the scenes look at our water distribution system and how we deliver water to 275,000 people in El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley. Learn about pipe, valves, meters and more. Join the...

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PHONE SCAM: don’t share your information

On Friday, a Helix customer reported to our customer service department that she received a couple of phone calls from someone wanting her credit card information so they could lower her interest rates. The Caller ID on the customer's phone identified the caller as...

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Why Helix is going electric

Energy – primarily to pump water throughout our distribution system, which serves 275,000 people in El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and other unincorporated areas of the county – cost Helix Water District $2.2 million this past fiscal year.  Controlling...

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What to plant this winter — Lavender

Lavender looks beautiful, smells beautiful and loves hot sun and dry soil -- it's the perfect, drought-tolerant plant for San Diego landscapes. In fact, if it doesn't look good, you're probably overwatering it. This articles, from Garden Design Magazine,...

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Helix hosting WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series

The WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series is the most comprehensive training we have for homeowners who want to transform lawn (or dead lawn) into something beautiful and water efficient. Helix is hosting the four class series at our operations center in El Cajon on ...

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Create a video and win a scholarship

High school and college students, create a video for Districts Make the Difference 2018 Student Video Contest. Submit a 60-second video by September 30 showing how special districts make a difference in your community for a chance to win up to $2,000 in scholarships!...

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Support The Garden: eat at Rubio’s on Sept 7

Don't miss the Water Conservation Garden's upcoming fundraiser -- eat at Rubio's on Friday evening, September 7, and 20 percent of your purchase will be donated to The Garden! WHEN Friday, September 7, 4-8 p.m. WHERE Rubio's at 2959 Jamacha Road in Rancho...

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