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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...



jjStart time changed to 6 p.m. for Sept. 3 board meeting
The district's next regular meeting of the board of directors, set for Sept. 3, will begin at 6 p.m. rather than the usual start time of 2 p.m. Meetings are held in the board room on the first floor of the district's administration building at 7811 University Ave., La Mesa. Read more...  

jjBecome a water-wise gardener
Are you interested in becoming a more water-wise gardener?  Then join us Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 9 a.m. for a three-hour California-friendly landscape class sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  Learn six ways to... 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...

jjWater quality update regarding algal bloom in Toldeo, Ohio
After a recent microcystin contamination in Lake Erie and a “do not drink” advisory impacting the city of Toledo, Ohio, customers nationwide may be concerned about health risks associated with algae blooms in source water and/or cyanotoxins in drinking water. Read more...  

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... 

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... 

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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