Posted on: February 8, 2024
Did you know that an inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof creates over 600 gallons of free water for your plants and landscape? It is never too late to prepare your property to capture rainfall.
Join the City of La Mesa, Helix Water District, The Water...Read on...
Posted on: January 24, 2024
Congratulations to the recipients of our 2023 educational mini-grants - Lexington Elementary School, Our Lady of Grace Catholic School and San Altos Elementary School.
Every year, we offer three $250 mini-grants to K-12 schools within our service area for ...Read on...
Posted on: January 22, 2024
We are excited to announce the launch of our 20th Annual WaterSmart Landscape Contest! Have you downsized or removed your lawn? Have you transformed your garden into a beautiful, colorful and water-efficient landscape? If you answered yes, we encourage yo...Read on...
Posted on: January 5, 2024
The San Diego County Water Authority announced yesterday that it is ready to replace 4,000 outdated toilets with professionally installed, high-efficiency models -- at no cost to residents in mobile home communities, multi-family units and income qualifyi...Read more about the Direct Install Program
Posted on: December 21, 2023
Helix Water District is launching our annual Scholarship Contest this week and, next spring, we will recognize two outstanding high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships to help pay for college.
Our $1,000 Robert D. Friedgen Scholarship and $1,...Read on...
Posted on: December 15, 2023
Recently, we have received reports of individuals going door-to-door within our service area and asking to enter customers’ homes to test the water.
Please be vigilant. Impostors sometimes pose as utility workers or claim that they are working on...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 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 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