May 14, 2018
Relining Project Nears Finish Line

Major construction activities at the Water Authority's pipeline rehabilitation project in La Mesa and Spring Valley concluded this month, extending the pipeline's service life by 75 years or more.

The milestone resulted from collaboration by the entire project team, including the Water Authority, City of La Mesa, Helix Water District, and contractor, L.H. Woods & Sons, Inc., to rehabilitate 4.3 miles of 66- and 69-inch diameter pipes buried in East County.

Site restoration, paving, road striping, and demobilization are on track to wrap up this summer.

Enter the Brought to You by Water Photo Contest by May 31

Celebrate Water Awareness Month by entering the Water Authority's Brought to You by Water Photo Contest. Dozens of photos depicting the value of water in San Diego County have already been submitted. Follow the Water Authority on Instagram @sdcwa to see all the entries.

The next 20 participants to enter beginning May 14 will each receive two tickets to the Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park.

Entering is easy: Take a photo that illustrates the value of water in the San Diego region and email it to sdcwa@sdcwa.org . Prizes for the top photos have been donated by SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Zoo Global, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and the USS Midway Museum. 

Water Agency Customer Appreciation Day

The Water Conservation Garden in El Cajon is hosting a Water Agency Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 19. Representatives from the Water Authority, City of San Diego, Helix Water District, Otay Water District and Sweetwater Authority will be at the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer questions and share information about WaterSmart landscaping, sustainable water-use methods and technology.

Did You See?

The San Diego Union-Tribune published an article about a Point Loma couple who transformed their drought-ravaged yard into a water-efficient garden after participating in the Water Authority's WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series program.

"We could not have achieved these results without the class," Nina Ronstadt told the Union-Tribune.

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