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State calls for mandatory water restrictions
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ov. Jerry Brown ordered officials to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years...



jjHelix replies to SWRCB's proposed framework for mandatory cuts
'Helix Water District, which serves more than a quarter of a million people east of San Diego, appreciates the state's efforts to balance water needs with increasingly challenging water supply projections. We would like to offer the following feedback regarding the draft framework...' Read more...  

jjUnion-Tribune offers info to help San Diegans save water now!
There are numerous ways to use less water and they are becoming extremely important now as California's historic drought continues. The San Diego Union-Tribune has compiled a list of 33 suggestions for conserving water today and making the most of our limited supply. Read more...  

jjCA governor issues executive order on water use
As Governor Brown’s executive order was just issued this morning, it is too early for Helix Water District to comment in detail on its requirements.  As the information becomes available, Helix will evaluate how state and regional water suppliers plan to implement... Read more...  

jjHWD launches technological overhaul of internal systems
A major technological overhaul is taking place at Helix Water District with the installation and implementation of computer hardware and software programs that will bolster the agency’s efficiency in three specific areas.   The move ultimately will benefit... Read more...  

jjBe a water-wise gardener
Are you interested in becoming a more water-wise gardener?  Helix Water District will be hosting a California-friendly landscape class this spring, sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Attend the free three-hour workshop... Read more...  

jjHelix board evaluates study on rate structure
Raftelis Financial Consultants, which is conducting a water rate cost of service study for Helix Water District, presented recommendations to the Helix board of directors to ensure that the district’s rate structure adequately covers revenue requirements in compliance with... Read more...  

jjHow much rain is needed to end California's drought?
Vox.com explains the current status of California's drought after recent rains hammered the state. The article provides graphic charts and details on the depth of the rainfall deficit while making projections about water resources even after the drought has ended. Read more...  

jjSDCWA makes changes to its turf removal rebate program
As of Jan. 7, the San Diego County Water Authority is no longer accepting applications for its WaterSmart Turf Replacement program as its grant funding has been fully allocated.  Turf removal rebates of $2.00/sf are still available through the Metropolitan Water District. Read more...  

jjFormer Helix GM elected chair of County Water Authority board
Former general manager of Helix Water District Mark Weston was elected chair of San Diego County Water Authority’s board of directors. Weston represents the city of Poway on the SDCWA board. Mark Muir, representing the San Dieguito Water District, will serve as vice chair. Read more...  

jjDistrict approves settlement agreement
Helix’s board of directors voted to approve a settlement agreement with El Monte Canyon, LLC, and its successor-in-interest, El Capitan Golf Club, LLC, in connection with a dispute over the parties’ relationship on a project to develop 480 acres of district land... Read more...  

jjHelix Water District declares Drought Level 2
Drought alert sets mandatory conservation measures. The District’s board of directors voted to put Drought Level 2 into effect in response to the State Water Resources Control Board’s passage of mandatory water conservation measures to deal with the current drought. Read more...  See resolution...

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.   

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... 

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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