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Rancho Cucamonga-Based Water District Reports Data Breach

Unauthorized access of a server used to process payments for a San Bernardino County water utility may have exposed some customers’ billing information to theft, authorities disclosed last week.

Central Square, an outside vendor for the Cucamonga Valley Water District, reported that a server handling one-time credit card transactions for the utility had been breached between Aug. 26 and Oct. 14, CVWD officials said Dec. 4 in a post on the utility website.

Valley Voice: Golf course, CVWD Cooperation Key to Keeping Groundwater Control Local

Everyone knows the proverb about the man who falls off the Empire State Building and half way to the sidewalk below concludes, “so far, so good.” It’s the story we use to describe the most foolish of complacencies. 

The proverb is much too extreme to describe the Coachella Valley golf community’s relationship with water. Our complacency is not nearly as irrational, but it too is a complacency unsupported by fact or circumstance.

With Water Crisis Over, Poway Businesses Regroup

Restaurants in Poway reopened Saturday morning after six days of darkness, with owners and employees happy to be back at work, but upset about the costly interruption to their businesses and lives.
A week ago, restaurants, bars and other businesses that handled food — about 190 in all — were ordered to close by the county’s health department after the state issued a boil-water advisory for the entire city.

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.

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.

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.

Cross-Border Commitment To Combat Sewage Crisis

California Governor Gavin Newsom and his counterpart from Baja California Norte, Jaime Bonilla, on Wednesday pledged to work as partners in combating toxic sewage flows from Tijuana into the South Bay as the cross-border crisis continues to threaten the health of thousands of San Diego County residents.

The persistent flow of toxic sewage from Mexico into the South Bay is one the most pressing problems facing both Baja California Norte and the state of California.

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.