Media Coverage

Daily media clips about water issues affecting San Diego County. (Note: Some media sources require subscriptions to read stories in their entirety).

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San Diego County
and Southern California

IID Begins Third Wave of Sheltering Employees at Work

Imperial Irrigation District extends its voluntary on-site shelter-in-place program at designated critical facilities for a core group of employees. In the third phase, 10 employees will work 12-hour shifts over 21 consecutive days at IID facilities 24 hours a day. The sheltered employees will continue to maintain the district’s essential water and energy operations for […]

Water Recycling Project to Expand San Diego Region’s Local Supply

A water recycling project that will purify treated wastewater into drinking water for East San Diego County is moving toward its completion date after the Helix Water District Board of Directors authorized the signing of water purchase agreements. The East County Advanced Water Purification Project is a collaborative, regional effort to diversify the district’s water portfolio and […]

Water Authority Board Supports Protections for Ratepayers and Property Owners

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors on May 28 voted to support a comprehensive evaluation of the impacts of detachment proposals by the Rainbow and Fallbrook water districts to ensure that ratepayers and property owners in those districts and the rest of the county are protected from potential impacts and given a […]

Deputy Mayor to Serve on San Diego County Water Authority

On Wednesday, May 27 the San Diego County Water Authority welcomed Escondido Deputy Mayor Consuelo Martinez as its newest board member. The deputy mayor was sworn into the role via a Zoom call from her office.

CWA Approves Detachment Conditions Resolution

The San Diego County Water Authority will oppose the detachment of the Fallbrook Public Utility District and the Rainbow Municipal Water District from the SDCWA unless certain findings can be made. A May 28 SDCWA board vote approved a resolution that the CWA will oppose the detachment unless it can be demonstrated that FPUD and […]

Extreme Heat Expected Again In County Deserts, Cooling Arrives On Friday

The mercury could soar to 112 again Thursday in the San Diego County deserts, but cooler weather will arrive on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The high pressure that has caused sweltering conditions since Tuesday will be replaced by a low-pressure system, which will also bring a slight chance of rain Friday night through […]

Cadiz Finds New Focus

Downtown-based water infrastructure company Cadiz Inc. has codified through a management reorganization a shift in focus for its massive Mojave Desert land holding.

California and the U.S.

Leading Water Associations Urge EPA to Expedite Regulation of PFAS

National Ground Water Association and others draft letter to EPA Administrator, urging science and research to be the leading factor in determining PFAS regulations.

US Home Water Use Up 21% Daily During COVID-19 Crisis

The average US home used nearly 729 additional gallons of water in April than it did in February, according to a new study from water-monitoring company Phyn. This means usage was up 21% daily, as most Americans followed orders to work and shelter from home, in an effort to “flatten the curve” and curb the […]

Trump Uses ‘Emergency’ to Speed Up Infrastructure Projects

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday calling on federal agencies to use emergency powers to “accelerate” infrastructure projects on federal lands as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Senate Advances Conservation Fund Bill, House Introduces Companion

The Senate on Thursday moved to advance a bill that would permanently fund the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund while the House introduced a companion bill.

Opinion: California Needs Clean, Healthy and Safe Local Energy Systems – Microgrids

With climate change-amplified wildfires and power shut-offs becoming commonplace, all Californians are worried about how to stay safe and keep the lights on. Thousands have already purchased dirty, dangerous and noisy fossil fuel generators that exacerbate air pollution and climate change. New research suggests that polluted air is linked to higher COVID-19 death rates. And coronavirus […]

Central Valley Town Fought for Clean Water for Years. Is the Battle Finally Over?

During summertime, many households in Seville have seen their wells go completely dry. For years — too many, residents say — households teetered with unpredictable conditions. Using too much water in the day meant having none at night. One flush too many, and everyone relying on a single well in town was thrown into a […]

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