Water Authority Rejects ‘Sexy’ Proposal To Test Schools’ Water For Lead

The San Diego County Water Authority isn’t opposed to testing water in schools for lead – it’s just opposed to paying for it. The agency voted Thursday to oppose a bill written by L.A.-area Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio that would require water agencies to test schools each year to ensure they are lead-free. Christy Guerin, chairwoman of the Water Authority’s legislation and public outreach committee, dismissed Rubio’s bill and others like it as unfunded mandates trying to capture the public spotlight.

San Diego Water Board Looking Into Pumped Storage Hydro

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors on Thursday authorized the Water Authority, in conjunction with the city of San Diego, to begin seeking detailed proposals for a potential energy storage facility at San Vicente Reservoir. The project could help ease pressure on power grids by producing locally generated renewable energy on demand, and also lessen upward pressure on water rates by providing a new source of revenue.

San Diego Wants 500MW Pumped Hydro For Grid, Renewables And To Help Water Company Revenues

A 500MW energy storage facility with “5-8 hours” storage duration could be built in San Diego, California, with a local water authority seeking detailed proposals for such a project to support the grid and help integrate renewable energy. San Diego County Water Authority announced on Thursday that its board of directors, in conjunction with the City of San Diego, had allowed it to request the proposals.

San Vicente Reservoir Eyed For Renewable Energy Facility

Plans are in the works for an energy storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir in San Diego’s East County that could ease pressure on electric grids by producing locally generated renewable energy, according to the San Diego County Water Authority. The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors on Thursday authorized the Water Authority, in conjunction with the City of San Diego, to begin seeking detailed proposals for the project that also would lessen upward pressure on water rates by providing a new source of revenue, officials said.

Oroville Dam: DWR Offers Apology, Answers Questions

Gridley – “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for the impact on your lives,” Bill Croyle told a crowd of more than 250 people at the Butte County Fairgrounds. Croyle, the acting director of the Department of Water Resources, answered questions and listened Thursday evening as people stepped up to a microphone and were heard during the first of the water agency’s community meetings about the Oroville Dam spillway disaster and evacuations. Six more meetings are planned through mid-May. The next one is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oroville Municipal Auditorium on Myers Street in Oroville.

San Diego Seeking Energy Storage at San Vicente Reservoir

The San Diego County Water Authority announced it will seek detailed proposals for a potential energy storage facility at the San Vicente Reservoir that could total up to 500 MW. The official RFP will go out this summer.The request for proposals follows a January request for letters of intent to measure interest in the facility. In response, the Water Authority received 18 responses from qualified parties, including five full-service entities that would finance, design, permit, built and operate the potential project and secure an off-taker for the produced energy.