Posted on: November 27, 2023
Have you considered the amount of rain that you can capture for your property? Just one inch of rain on 1,000 square feet of roof or hardscape produces over 600 gallons of free water. Now is the time to prepare your property to capture rainfall. ...Read on...
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Last night, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association honored Helix Water District with a Golden Watchdog Award in Municipal and Educational Services for the district’s Tunnel Hill tanks project that resulted in a $6.3 million cost savings for its custom...Read on...
Posted on: November 16, 2023
Helix Water District is the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the district’s fiscal year 2023-24 budget document. This is the highest award in governmental bud...Read on...
Posted on: November 15, 2023
Helix Water District is honored to be named as one of four finalists for the 27th Annual Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards presented by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.
Helix was nominated for the Golden Watchdog Award in Municipal and...Read on...
Posted on: November 8, 2023
This Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day. Because we’re in San Diego, there’s a good chance you know a veteran – a family member, friend, neighbor or coworker – who would appreciate a “Thank you&rdq...Read on...
Posted on: November 1, 2023
Want to know what your water bills pay for? Then browse our newly published Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022-23. The report walks you through the work we do at Helix Water District to maintain the:
Water distrib...Read on...
Posted on: October 24, 2023
Do you or someone you know need help paying your water or wastewater bill? You may qualify for the state of California’s Low Income Household Water Assistance Program, also known as LIHWAP.
LIHWAP offers income-qualifying customers up to $15,000 to help pa...Read on...
Posted on: October 6, 2023
The San Diego Architectural Foundation honored Helix Water District with an Orchid Award for ‘Landscape Architecture’ for its WaterSmart Demonstration Garden. The award was presented at the annual Orchids and Onions architecture and design awards gala las...Read on...
Posted on: October 7, 2023
This week is Water Professionals Appreciation Week and we are celebrating the teams and individuals responsible for keeping water flowing to sustain us, protect our health, run our businesses and make our communities thrive.
Water professionals w...Read on...
Posted on: September 27, 2023
Helix Water District is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Lake Jennings Photo Contest, with this year’s first place in the adult category going to photographer Billy Ortiz of Lakeside for his image “Reflection.”
Posted on: August 25, 2023
Helix Water District's service area is NOT under a boil water advisory. Our water continues to meet all drinking water health standards. You may continue to use Helix water as usual.
A boil water advisory has been issued for California A...Read on...
Posted on: August 21, 2023
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that Helix Water District received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its fiscal year 2021-22 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.
The district's An...Read on...
Posted on: August 9, 2023
When we know how much water we use at home, saving water becomes much easier. One of the best ways to manage your water use is by purchasing and installing a flow monitor device. These devices monitor your water use and alert you of leaks and high usage. ...Read on...
Posted on: July 27, 2023
Meet Joanna and Larry Henning on Lemon Avenue in La Mesa. They are our runner-up winners for the 2023 WaterSmart Landscape Contest, a contest that promotes beautiful, water-efficient landscapes and rewards people for their inspiring gardens.
The ...Read on...
Posted on: July 25, 2023
The Climate Registry has recognized Helix Water District as a Water-Energy Leader Gold organization after the district reduced its electric use by 15% and greenhouse gas emissions by 40%.
The Climate Registry made the announcement this month after the Univ...Read on...
Posted on: July 21, 2023
Help is available for customers who are struggling to pay their water bill. Grants from the state of California are funding two programs – one to help customers who are behind on their water bills and one to help customers with future water bill...Read on...
Posted on: June 29, 2023
Helix Water District is happy to announce our 2023 Landscape Contest winner, Joy Andrea, a retired school teacher and resident of La Mesa for over 50 years.
The annual competition recognizes residents for their outstanding water-efficient landsca...Read on...
Posted on: June 28, 2023
Our Tunnel Hill tanks rehabilitation project has saved the residents and businesses we serve $6.3 million and is earning accolades from professional engineers throughout the San Diego region. On Thursday, the San Diego section of the Structural Engineers ...Read more about Tunnel Hill tanks
Posted on: June 27, 2023
Helix Water District's newly released 2022 Water Quality Report shows that throughout 2022, we continued to deliver healthy, top-quality drinking water that outperforms federal and state standards.
What’s in water depends on where it comes from. As water t...Read on...
Posted on: June 14, 2023
June 8, 2023 - California’s Department of Water Resources announced that it has awarded Helix Water District $10.3 million in grant funds for the district’s drought resilience and drinking water supply reliability project. Helix was on...Read on...
Posted on: June 15, 2023
If you have ever wondered what working in the water industry is like, check out these two videos.
Every day, trained water professionals work behind the scenes to keep clean water flowing to our faucets which supports the health, safety and quali...Read on...
Posted on: June 8, 2023
You might have noticed a different login page if you pay your water bill online. Don't worry, you're in the right place. The new page is part of our recent upgrade to our online services.
If you already have an online account, you do not ...Read on...
Posted on: May 25, 2023
This Memorial Day weekend is the last weekend to take photos for the 13th annual Lake Jennings Spring Photo Contest! Take advantage of this weekend’s catfish opener and extended hours to get your prize-winning photo.
The Spring Photo Contest offers partici...Read on...
Posted on: May 23, 2023
One of the easiest ways to save water AND money is by getting a rebate on a flow monitor device. These devices monitor your water use and alert you of leaks and high usage. They can help you avoid unexpected increases on your water bills and help prevent ...Read on...
Posted on: May 22, 2023
On May 17, the Helix Water District Board of Directors honored Valhalla High senior Lily Martinez and Grossmont High senior Stephen Abkin as the 2023 recipients of the district’s Robert D. Friedgen and Dr. Lillian M. Childs college scholarships.
Martinez, ...Learn more about recipients
Posted on: May 21, 2023
Helix Water District’s Board of Directors has proclaimed May 21-27, 2023 as National Public Works Week. We would like to recognize the thousands of public works professionals who connect our world through public works.
These professionals provide...Read on...
Posted on: May 19, 2023
We honored local student artists for their winning posters for what “Being Water Wise Is” at an awards ceremony during our board meeting on May 17, 2023.
Each year, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, one of the district’s wholesal...Read more...
Posted on: April 6, 2023
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2023 education mini grants - El Cajon High School, Fuerte Elementary, Lemon Grove Academy Elementary and Saint Kieran Catholic School. Each year, we offer a number of $250 mini-grants to schools within ou...Read more about school mini-grants
Posted on: March 31, 2023
It is finally spring! From March 31 to April 16, we are extending our hours at Lake Jennings and adding activities so you can experience all that spring and the lake have to offer.
Located just minutes away in Lakeside, Lake Jennings is the perfect place t...Read on...
Posted on: March 28, 2023
The ozone disinfection system at Helix’s R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant was installed in 2002 and, after 20 years of service, needed an upgrade. When the cost to outsource the project came to an estimated $3.5 million, the plant staff decided to do the w...Read more about our ozone system
Posted on: March 6, 2023
On Monday, March 6, a Helix customer reported that two individuals said they were Helix Water District employees and requested to enter the customer’s home to test the plumbing.
Please be vigilant - impostors sometimes pose as utility w...Read on...
Posted on: February 22, 2023
This month, we completed an extensive rehabilitation of our Tunnel Hill tanks, which are located above Interstate 8 near the Los Coaches exit. These tanks store and provide water to thousands of customers in Lakeside and El Cajon.
The first phase of the pr...Read on...
Posted on: February 16, 2023
Our payment processing vendor recently issued an email to autopay customers regarding changes to credit card and debit card payment fees. Thankfully, these fees do not apply to customers using electronic checks.
If you are already paying your Hel...Read more about eChecks
Posted on: February 7, 2023
Photo: Lake Cuyamaca under clear skies and Stonewall Peak in background. (Credit: April Vasquez/Unsplash)
This winter is off to a wet start across California and here in San Diego, as well. When winter storms find their way to San Diego, they change how mu...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2023
Infrastructure describes the physical systems we use and rely on every day to bring water to you. Last year, Helix reinvested $16.1 million in our water treatment and distribution infrastructure, laying the groundwork for the next 75-100 years. Here’s a s...Read more about investment in infrastructure
Posted on: January 12, 2023
An investment in a water-efficient landscape will pay big, long-term dividends – a smaller water bill every two months, less maintenance, more living space and higher property value. There’s a lot to learn, which is why we offer a free WaterSmart Landscap...Read more about workshops
Posted on: January 6, 2023
At their January 4, 2023, meeting, the Helix board elected Director Kathleen Coates Hedberg to serve a second year as board president and Director Dan McMillan to serve as vice president.
Hedberg is a third-generation water professional and licensed civil ...More on Board Elections
Posted on: December 22, 2022
All of us at Helix Water District wish you happy holidays and all the best in the new year!Read on...
Posted on: October 19, 2022
Our smart leak detector/flow monitoring device rebate has increased from $100 to $150 for qualifying devices! These flow recorders monitor your home’s water use and can help detect leaks in your private plumbing when attached to your water meter...Read on...
Posted on: September 27, 2022
Get ready for a third year of La Niña and drought in California. Scientists at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported in early September a 91% chance that La Niña will continue through November, and an 80% chance that it will c...Read on...
Posted on: September 21, 2022
Helix Water District received its first all-electric, zero-emission, Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck — another milestone in the organization’s sustainability plans.
“Converting public and private fleets to zero-emission truc...Read on...
Posted on: September 14, 2022
From EPA Press Release Issued September 13, 2022
WASHINGTON – Today, at an event in Southern California, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an $18 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Helix Water Dis...Read more about WIFIA loan
Posted on: September 12, 2022
Construction has begun on the East County Advanced Water Purification Program. The state-of-the-art program will provide drought-proof water and up to 30% of east county’s drinking water supply. It is a partnership between Helix Water District, Padre Dam ...Read on...
Posted on: August 5, 2022
On August 3, the Helix Water District Board of Directors announced that Brian Olney will be this organization’s new general manager, effective September 1, 2022. This is good news for Helix and for the communities we serve. Brian was appointed t...Read on...