Helix is Going Green

Helix Water District is turning green, and it’s not from all the rain last year.In 2014, the board of directors adopted a strategic plan that emphasized their commitment to the environment. While Helix’s much touted success in water conservation is what first comes to...

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Helix customers continue to conserve

This July, after the wettest winter ever recorded in California, Helix customers used the same amount of water they used last July, when the state was still in the grip of a severe drought.This is consistent with the results of a county-wide survey conducted by the...

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Photos — construction continues on Oroville Dam spillway

From the California Department of Water Resources -- Photo Above: Crews work on structural rebar panels for the new side walls on the lower chute of the Lake Oroville flood control spillway in Butte County, California. Photo Below: The lower chute of the Lake Oroville...

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Coalition forms to protect California’s salmon

From the San Francisco Chronicle -- A coalition of government agencies and advocates for sustainable fisheries came together Tuesday to launch a long-term effort to save California’s beleaguered salmon populations in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems. Read...

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Legislature to vote on a new tax on drinking water

On Friday, California's Senate Appropriation Committee in Sacramento will vote on Senate Bill 623, which would establish a state tax on drinking water. The purpose of the bill is to generate funds over the next 15 years to clean up contaminated groundwater and improve...

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This will be your new favorite website

Are you working on, or thinking about, installing a new landscape? If the answer yes, we found your muse. is the spot for landscaping ideas and know-how, right up there with, which we featured in a blog post last year....

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Throwback Thursday: The San Diego Flume

Remember Ken Kramer's About San Diego series on KPBS? KPBS general manager Tom Karlo told the San Diego Union Tribune in 2015, when Kramer retired, “What made his work special is he truly wanted the community to know about the richness and history of all of San Diego....

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You had us at “putting green”

We love beautiful WaterSmart landscapes, and even more, we love to highlight those that our customers have installed. Join us as we highlight different Helix Water District customers and their beautiful, water-wise, sustainable yards – and get inspired to upgrade your...

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