San Diego secures use of Imperial Valley water through 2047

Photo: Imperial Valley / New York Times In 2003, the Imperial Irrigation District agreed to reduce agricultural water use in the Imperial Valley through the year 2047 and transfer the saved water to the San Diego County Water Authority to meet the needs of the San...

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Board Elects 2018 Officers

Photo: newly elected Helix board president Kathleen Hedberg thanks outgoing president Joel Scalzittti, who will remain on the board. Helix Water District’s board of directors elected its board officers for 2018 at the December 6, 2017 board meeting. The board...

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The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge Returns

Image: satellite image taken December 3, 2017 shows high pressure ridge over the western U.S. The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge, a ridge of high pressure over the Western U.S., is back and is once again preventing winter storms from reaching California. Scientists...

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Preparing for rain this winter

While a typical San Diego rainstorm drops about 0.6” of rain, most of this water runs off into our storm drains, creeks and watersheds which can be overloaded and cause the damage and flooding that we are all familiar with. One of the best things you can do is to slow...

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Colorado is a lot like California

Photo: Mt. Evans Scenic Byway in Colorado, the highest paved road in North America. (CBS Denver) In California, 70 percent of the water is in the northern half of the state and 70 percent of the people live in the southern half. In Colorado, 80 percent of the water is...

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Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of all of us at Helix Water District, I want to wish you a Thanksgiving filled with the happiness of good friends and the joy of family. Carlos V. Lugo General Manager

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Do good on Black Friday – buy gifts for Toys for Tots

Going shopping on Black Friday to get the lowest prices of the year?  Do good -- buy gifts for less fortunate families. Drop off your gifts at Helix's Administration Office over the next few weeks -- up to December 21st -- and we'll deliver them to the Marine Corps...

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Thank You Veterans

This is a military town and it’s likely you know a veteran – A family member, friend, neighbor or coworker. Each year, approximately 15,000 personnel from the Navy and Marines conclude their military careers in San Diego. Want to say “thank you”? Veterans Day is a...

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Fall Back

Adjust your irrigation timers this Sunday. This Sunday, November 5, marks the end of daylight savings time. After you set your clocks back, take a few minutes and adjust your irrigation timer as well. Your plants need less water as the days get shorter and cooler, so...

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This Weekend: Autumn Fest & Plant Sale

There are a lot of reasons to drop by The Water Conservation Garden this Saturday, November 4th: Plants on Sale You'll find a wide variety of water efficient plants well cared for by students in Cuyamaca College's Ornamental Horticulture Program wanting an "A" for...

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We are responsible for the safety, quality and reliability of the drinking water for over 273,000 people in San Diego's East County.

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