Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Water authority draft master plan sees region through 2035

Document would postpone $653 million in spending

San Vicente Reservoir dam
San Vicente Reservoir dam

The San Diego County Water Authority is out with a draft of a new water facilities master plan and a climate action plan that will tentatively govern water distribution throughout the region through 2035.

Based on an anticipated "new normal" built around the Water Conservation Act of 2009, which calls for a 20 percent per capita reduction in water use by 2020, the authority has determined it can defer construction of two pipelines — one transferring water between Twin Oaks Valley and Escondido, and another that would have increased delivery capacity from the Los Angeles–based Metropolitan Water District, recently a source of ire related to water rate hikes

Though $653 million was to have been spent on the two pipelines sometime between now and 2025, the authority believes it can push the projects out to at least 2030.

While reduced per capita consumption will do something to alleviate the need for imported water, it won't suffice in addressing extra demand created by expected population growth. For that, the authority points to projects already in the works, such as the massive expansion currently under way at the San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside, as well as proposed future local solutions still in the planning stages, such as a possible desalination plant at Camp Pendleton. A private project already approved in Carlsbad, if successful, would be the largest desalination plant in the United States.

Public comment on the documents is being accepted through January 15, and the authority plans to hold a public hearing on the evening of January 9 at their Kearny Mesa headquarters.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Ocean Beach trash altruist

Cameron Reid covers Niagara and Narragansett, Sunset Cliffs to Abbott.
Next Article

North Park – the prime quartier

30th Street parking, Georgia Street bridge, PSA crash, water tower, North Park Main Street
San Vicente Reservoir dam
San Vicente Reservoir dam

The San Diego County Water Authority is out with a draft of a new water facilities master plan and a climate action plan that will tentatively govern water distribution throughout the region through 2035.

Based on an anticipated "new normal" built around the Water Conservation Act of 2009, which calls for a 20 percent per capita reduction in water use by 2020, the authority has determined it can defer construction of two pipelines — one transferring water between Twin Oaks Valley and Escondido, and another that would have increased delivery capacity from the Los Angeles–based Metropolitan Water District, recently a source of ire related to water rate hikes

Though $653 million was to have been spent on the two pipelines sometime between now and 2025, the authority believes it can push the projects out to at least 2030.

While reduced per capita consumption will do something to alleviate the need for imported water, it won't suffice in addressing extra demand created by expected population growth. For that, the authority points to projects already in the works, such as the massive expansion currently under way at the San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside, as well as proposed future local solutions still in the planning stages, such as a possible desalination plant at Camp Pendleton. A private project already approved in Carlsbad, if successful, would be the largest desalination plant in the United States.

Public comment on the documents is being accepted through January 15, and the authority plans to hold a public hearing on the evening of January 9 at their Kearny Mesa headquarters.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Dennis Caco's Mission Valley missing Midori

Max Boost creator finds car near Sweetwater Road
Next Article

Tahona Bar takes it to the street

Perks include cemetery view dining, and cocktails out of a VW bus
Comments
2

Anyway residents look at it, they are being ripped off when they compare their water billing to what big water users are paying and now that the City Council has approved additional water hikes residents are really getting stuck with even bigger water bills!

Example Billings:

  • Feb 13 $ !70
  • Apr 13 $147
  • Jun 13 $167
  • Aug 13 $214
  • Oct 13 $251

Why should those with larger water usage (and larger water valves) get to pay much less now and much, much less in the future than residents?

Big Business already gets enough breaks in San Diego, now they are starting to enjoy lower water prices because residents are paying more, what is wrong with that picture?

This is just another FAILURE of our local MSM who has decided not to inform the public about yet another important increase in our cost to live in San Diego, and notice that they chose to do this during the rush to enjoy Thanksgiving, I wonder why?

Nov. 27, 2013

Here is their last notice with the charts of the increases:

Notice the difference between the 2014 and 2015 costs.

None

None

Nov. 27, 2013

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close