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Escondido develops ‘critical’ recycled water project

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido has approved initial plans for new recycled water and potable water reuse systems with the intention of securing a local, drought-proof water source for future generations.

Water districts closely watching drought conditions

Water districts closely watching drought conditions

ENCINITAS — Local water districts are closely monitoring a nasty drought to see if water-use restrictions are necessary. For now, it appears they will have adequate supply to draw from.

Kirk Effinger: The growth and water conundrum

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.

Fluoridation process delayed for OMWD

Fluoridation process delayed for OMWD

ENCINITAS — The introduction of sodium fluoride into the OMWD (Olivenhain Municipal Water District) water supply was delayed by a week or two, following a permit amendment issue, according to Tom Kennedy, operations manager of OMWD.

The fluoride fallacy

Fluoride is coming soon to a tap near you!

Residents asked to help win water conservation challenge

Residents asked to help win water conservation challenge

ENCINITAS — Encinitas is within reach of winning the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, a contest taking place this month to see which cities are the most water-wise.

Oceanside’s City Council appoints water board proxy

OCEANSIDE — Councilman Jerry Kern, who was recently appointed to the San Diego Water Authority Board by a 3-2 City Council vote, also received a 3-2 vote on his request to confirm the designation of Carlsbad Municipal Water District as board proxy March 27.

North County water partnership stepping up recycled water production

North County water partnership stepping up recycled water production

COAST CITIES — The same water that pours out of a tap sustains avocado groves throughout Henry Avocado Company in Escondido, owned by Phil Henry.

Garden friendly plant fairs  looking to change the landscape

Garden friendly plant fairs looking to change the landscape

OCEANSIDE — San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), city water districts and Home Depot are teaming up to hold Garden Friendly Plant Fairs across the county in an effort to help people recognize and choose low water-use plants and ground coverings for their yards.

Oceanside continuing to evaluate Gregory Canyon landfill

Oceanside continuing to evaluate Gregory Canyon landfill

OCEANSIDE — The Gregory Canyon landfill has been a source of controversy in the county for nearly two decades, and much of the debate has raged in Oceanside.