Webster’s Dictionary defines a conundrum as “a confusing and difficult problem or question.” In this era of prolonged drought it is an apt word to describe our collective approach to water policy and, on a broader scale, growth.
CARLSBAD — Acknowledging that the city is at the mercy of the SDCWA (San Diego County Water Authority), City Council reluctantly authorized a raise in potable and wastewater rates over the next two years.
OCEANSIDE — Oceanside passed water and wastewater rate increases with one no vote from Councilwoman Esther Sanchez Nov. 6.
OCEANSIDE — Discussion at the water workshop held on Oct. 23 brought good news for single-family residential customers with low water use. Their water rates will go down by 1.7 percent.
The San Dieguito Water District address is: District Secretary, San Dieguito Water District, 160 Calle Magdelena, Encinitas, CA 92024. (Indicate on the front of the envelope that the letter is for the August 21 hearing on proposed water rate increases).
CARLSBAD — Last week, the San Diego County Water Authority board approved a 30-year deal to buy water from a planned Carlsbad desalination plant.
CARLSBAD — The expected water and sewer rate increases slated for next year will be lowered following a ruling by City Council Tuesday, and the $29.4 million expansion of the CWRF (Carlsbad Water Recycling Facility) was OK’d to help meet the demands for recycled water.
OCEANSIDE — Despite cuts in department operation costs and ongoing development of local water sources, water and sewage rates will increase for Oceanside ratepayers in January.
OCEANSIDE — The notice is in the mail to inform customers that water and wastewater rates are likely to increase beginning in January of next year.