San Diego County / Southern California

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in the San Diego County region and Southern California.

Encinitas Water Agencies Agree to Repurpose Tank for Recycled Water

The city is taking off its books an unused potable water tank and turning it over to recycled water experts to lessen municipal dependency on imported water. The San Dieguito and Olivenhain Municipal water districts entered into an agreement on June 15 allowing the San Elijo Joint Powers Authority license and right of entry to the J.C […]

Lake Jennings 2022 Spring Photo Contest Winners Depict Lake Activities

Sunsets, wildlife, and family fun inspired the winning photos in the 2022 Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest, held by the Helix Water District. Winners were named this week and recognized at the June Governing Board meeting.

Swanson Takes Over at Padre Dam and East County AWP

Kyle Swanson responds to a question about the safety of the drinking water to be produced at the East County Advanced Water Purification Program (East County AWP) in a way that conveys a sure grasp and confidence in the science behind the $950 million project. “There’s an extensive treatment process that will be taking place,” […]

Opinion: Summertime Is No Cure for the Environmental Blues

News about the environment rarely is good these days, but a string of grim developments locally, regionally and internationally cast a particular pall over the otherwise sunny arrival of summer. Beaches from Imperial Beach north to Coronado were closed because of sewage discharges from Tijuana. The Colorado River’s reservoirs are so low that severe water […]