It’s Fix a Leak Week

Nearly 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s why Helix is participating in Fix a Leak Week, March 19-25, and we encourage you to join us. Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s)...

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Water-Wise Home Garden Tour is March 24

The Water Conservation Garden will host its third annual Water-Wise Home Garden Tour on March 24, 2018, 9am-3pm — and you’re invited. The tour will highlight five beautiful gardens utilizing an array of color, variety, and low water use plants, shrubs and trees. The...

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Spring Carnival kicks off spring break at Lake Jennings

The 4th Annual Lake Jennings Spring Carnival is Saturday, March 24. The Kids Pond will be fully stocked for kiddos under 10 and we're stocking the lake with 1,700 pounds of Rainbow Trout. Rent a kayak or fishing skiff and enjoy a day on the water. The egg hunt for...

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Get DOUBLE the rebate on rotary nozzles

Photo: Rotary Nozzle (Hunter Industries) Have we got an offer for you! Helix is doubling the $2 per nozzle rebate on rotary nozzles for our customers. Rotary nozzles cost from $5 to $8 each, so a $4 rebate is a substantial savings. Note that you must purchase at least...

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Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday

Don't forget to spring forward into Daylight Saving Time this weekend -- it starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday. While it can takes days, weeks, even months to change the clocks in your cars -- yeah, we all have those stories -- it would be very smart and efficient...

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Could your landscape inspire others?

If your water efficient landscape has grown up into something beautiful, we encourage you to enter in the 2018 WaterSmart Landscape Contest. Helix and other water agencies in the region participate each year in the contest because showcasing beautiful, water-efficient...

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Capturing Rainwater: March 18 at The Garden

The Water Conservation Garden will host an expert forum on Capturing Rainwater: the Barrel and Beyond in Landscape Design, on Sunday, March 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Rainfall is a scarce commodity in San Diego, and our local experts will discuss how to incorporate...

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Helix Helps Bats Cleanup for Lemon Grove Little League

Last Saturday was Park Beautification and Cleanup Day at Monterey Heights Park in Lemon Grove and Helix Helps was there. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Helix employees and their families joined other volunteers from the Lemon Grove community to prepare Monterey Heights Park...

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Don’t miss March 17 gardening seminar

The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County is hosting an all-day Spring Seminar on March 17, with classes on gardening basics, citrus, succulents, pest management, tree selection, raising chickens, drought tolerant landscapes, drip irrigation and more. If you...

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How to manage forest to protect water

Photo: City of Ashland Have you ever been to Ashland, Oregon? It's a small town of just 21,000 people, but it has an international reputation as the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Today, Ashland is developing a new reputation -- as a leader in forest...

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MWD exploring $10B investment in Delta tunnels

Photo: Sacramento River, just south of Sacramento, flowing into the Delta. (Source: USFW) From the Sacramento Bee -- In a dramatic twist on the Delta tunnels saga, Southern California’s powerful water agency is exploring the feasibility of owning the majority stake in...

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Running Out of Water: Cape Town, the U.S., and Drought

Photo: Cape Town, South Africa residents filling water containers (CNN) From Stanford University -- The recent news that Cape Town, South Africa—a modern city of nearly 4 million residents (plus over 1.5 million tourists yearly)—was on the brink of running out of...

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