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Poway’s Boil-Water Advisory Lifted by State After 6 Days

The boil-water advisory in effect for 50,000 Poway residents was lifted by state authorities late Friday afternoon.

“Effective immediately, the precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted,” the city announced at 6 p.m. “Poway water customers can use tap water for all purposes.”

Recent Storms Bolster County Water Supply

NBC 7’s Llarisa Abreu explains how San Diego has benefitted from the recent rain.

Soggy Weather Continues In SoCal, With More Rain And Snow On The Way

Angelenos will get a brief reprieve from soggy weather Thursday after a series of storms dampened the region over the past week, but forecasters say we shouldn’t get used to it. The rain convoy is continuing as a cold front from the Pacific Northwest begins to move into California on Friday. The northern part of the state is expected to see the first rain early Friday. The storm will roll into Southern California by Friday night and will linger across the state through Sunday, bringing widespread rain and snow, according to the National Weather Service. Los Angeles and Ventura counties are expected to get less than a quarter-inch of precipitation, while San Luis Obispo County could see up to an inch in most areas and up to 2 inches in the foothills.

CWA Asks LAFCO for Countywide Vote on FPUD/Rainbow Reorganization

The San Diego County Water Authority has asked for a countywide vote in case San Diego County’s Local Agency Formation Commission approves the prior steps for the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal Water District to detach from the SDCWA and become part of the Eastern Municipal Water District.

The CWA board voted to request a countywide public vote Nov. 21. The term “countywide” applies only to residents within the CWA boundaries, which does not include the entirety of San Diego County.

LIFE IN OCEANSIDE: Oceanside to Purify Recycled Water for a More Sustainable Future

After years of planning, the City of Oceanside is now weeks away from breaking ground on a project that will create a new source of drinking water.

Called Pure Water Oceanside, recycled water with go through a rigorous purification system, ultimately supplying 32 percent of the city’s water supply needs.

“It’s more sustainable and will help us stabilize rates moving forward,” said Sarah Davis, a Senior Environmen

It’s One of Arizona’s Most Precious Rivers. Hundreds of New Wells May Leave it Running Dry

A flash of red streaked through the trees: a vermilion flycatcher. The brightly colored bird chirped and trilled, adding to a chorus that rang from the towering trees.

Beneath the shady canopy of cottonwoods and willows, the San Pedro River flowed shin-deep, gurgling through smooth rocks.

CWA Approves Completion Notices, Final Change Order for Moosa Canyon Pipeline Repair

The completion of the emergency repair to the San Diego County Water Authority’s Pipeline 4 in Moosa Canyon led the SDCWA board to approve notices of completion which will release funds to the contractors, and the CWA board also ratified the final change order for the repair work.

The Nov. 21 CWA board action accepts the emergency repair work by J.F. Shea Construction Inc. and the carbon fiber repair work by Fibrwrap Construction Services Inc. as complete while also ratifying a $200,000 change order in the emergency contract with J.F. Shea.

Helix Continues to Evaluate Local Drinking Water Project

On Nov. 5, Padre Dam Municipal Water District, city of El Cajon and County of San Diego formed a Joint Powers Authority to serve as the governing body for the East County Advanced Water Purification project.

A Helix Water District representative will serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the JPA board. “The JPA board will be focused on the wastewater side of the project. Our role in the project if it moves forward, is on the drinking water side,” said Helix Water District General Manager Carlos Lugo.