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Preparedness vital for early fire season
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he high temperatures seen in May are an early indication that we may be up against a long, hot summer. Hot weather usually leads to additional problems with power supply and fire. May has been an example of how this...



jjState adopts water-use restrictions
Due to continuing drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency statewide regulations to reduce outdoor water use. The regulation mandates minimum actions to conserve water supplies both for this year and for 2015. Read more...  

jjView your current and past 12-months of water bills online
You now can view your current and past water bills (up to 12 months previous) online.  You can see historical water usage, bill amounts and other bill-related information.  To access your water bill, click on the green button atop the left-hand column of this page (or here) to enroll or log in to your account.   

jjHWD's digital annual water quality report available online
Your annual water quality report has been published and is available for your viewing. It contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water.  If you would like a paper copy of the report mailed to your home, please call (619) 667-6248.   View the report... 

jjHelix launches streamlined, online job-application process
The District recently launched a new software system to improve the hiring process for job seekers and its human resources staff.  Job seekers are able to quickly apply online for current vacancies or sign up to be alerted when openings become available...   Read more... 

jjHelix board approves preliminary budget for FY 2014-15
Helix's board approved a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 that calls for a rate increase of 4.5 percent for the average domestic-class customer.  That's about $5.93 on the average bi-monthly bill—well below the anticipated 6.2 percent or $8.23 increase that was approved last year...   Read more... 

jjLa Mesa resident wins Helix's water-wise landscape contest
La Mesa resident Sarah Singsank is this year's winner of Helix Water District's annual California-Friendly landscape contest. The award is given to a residential yard that demonstrates the beauty that is possible with water-wise plants. Some of the characteristics judges look for...   Read more... 

jjWhy is water being flushed down the street?
Helix Water District crews and approved contractors often flush water as a part of routine maintenance and operation of the water distribution system to ensure optimal performance and water quality. Water can be flushed from pipelines, tanks, fire hydrants...   Read more... 

jjDistrict awards $1,000 scholarships to two local students
Helix Water District awarded $1,000 scholarships to two local high school students at a recent regular meeting of the water agency’s board of directors. The Dr. Lillian Childs and Robert D. Friedgen scholarships are given to local seniors who...   Read more... 

jjDistrict announces winners in Lake Jennings photo contest
Helix Water District has selected 17 winning entries in its Lake Jennings Month-of-March Photo Contest.  Seventy-five submissions competed in two categories, adult and youth, for cash prizes of $100 for first places, $50 for second places and $25 for third places.  Read more... 

jjHelix Water District declares Drought Level 1
The District announced its declaration of “Drought Level 1” Wednesday in response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s recent declaration of a “Drought State of Emergency” and San Diego County Water Authority’s declaration of Drought Level 1 last week...  Read more... 

jj'eGuide' offers tips, tools, inspiration for WaterSmart living
San Diego County Water Authority recently published "eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle," to inspire, educate and empower homeoweners to make water-efficient choices in their homes and gardens. The mobile, interactive guide reduces obstacles to discovering interesting ideas.  Read more... 

jjRebates available for rain barrels, soil moisture sensors
The SoCal Water$mart rebate program has expanded to rain barrels and soil moisture sensors. Helix customers may apply for reimbursement of their purchase price. Rebates for rain barrels start at $75, sensors at $80, or $25 per sensor for larger residential lots.  Read more... 

jjSpruce up your sprinkler
When it comes to irrigation systems, a little maintenance goes a long way. Cracks in pipes can lead to costly leaks and broken sprinkler heads waste water and money. You could be losing up to 25,000 gallons of water and more than $120 over a six-month irrigation period! Read more... 


Speakers Bureau

May we present...?
Helix has a series of presentations that bring information about the District to the community.

Would your organization like to know how your Helix dollar is spent? Or, perhaps you might be interested in the history of water in East County, from flume line to ozone?

Presenters come with all of their own equipment--laptop, projector, and handouts. All that is needed is a place to plug in, set up, and project onto a wall or screen.

To schedule a speaker, please contact Ted Salois at (619) 667-6257 or ted.salois@helixwater.org.

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