When you turn on your tap, the water just comes out. That obscures not only an enormous amount of engineering but also a lot of politics. A defining feature of Southern California water politics is a long-running legal dispute between the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Billions of […]
At very least, an appellate court ruling this week is a momentary setback for the San Diego County Water Authority at crucial time in California water policy and politics. The Water Authority has two major decisions to make by the end of the year and the ruling plays some part in each of them.
The 2,100-unit Newland Sierra development near San Marcos hasn’t been approved yet. So environmentalists want to know why it’s included among several already approved projects in a North County conservation plan, which could give its developers substantial benefits.
The City Council on Monday approved the city’s annual budget. But in the 8-1 vote, the Council removed $5 million for a special election from Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed budget. That leaves uncertain the fate of the SoccerCity plan and convention center expansion, two items the mayor wanted voters to take up this fall. But neither plan […]
The recent rain and snow across much of the state seem to have given water agencies breathing room to think long and hard about one oft-floated solution that came up a lot during the drought: desalination.
The San Diego County Water Authority paid for a poll last month that asked voters whether they would support the state seizing control of water supplies across the region, including much of the water used in San Diego. The $31,000 poll is part of an aggressive campaign the Water Authority is waging against another public water agency, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
A typical San Diego household pays about $80 a month for water. The national average is less than $40 a month, according to a recent survey. By all indications, water prices in San Diego will keep rising.
The city of San Diego worries some of its dams “may be nearing the end of their useful service life.” So, the city is paying an engineer up to $5 million to check out each of those nine dams. If repairs must be made, those can be expensive. The city is already planning to spend nearly $23 […]
The city of San Diego worries some of its dams “may be nearing the end of their useful service life” and is spending up to $5 million to see how they’re doing. Most city dams are 80 years or older.
When it rains big in San Diego, people always wonder why we can’t capture it. We do capture a lot of it, but it’s the first we choose to use because it’s the cheapest.