June 12, 2018
San Diego, La Mesa Residents Take Top Honors in Regional Photo Contest

A beauty shot of an East County reservoir and a portrait of a young couple at Sunset Cliffs took the top prizes in the San Diego County Water Authority’s “Brought to You by Water” photo contest during Water Awareness Month in May.

Dozens of water lovers from across the San Diego region put their photography skills to the test in the Water Authority’s annual photo competition highlighting the importance of safe and reliable water supplies. The Water Authority received nearly 80 entries in the contest, which is part of the Water Authority’s new outreach and education program called Brought to You by Water. More than 2,700 votes – or “likes” – were cast on the Water Authority’s Instagram page @sdcwa , where contest entries are available for viewing.

“This contest is a fun opportunity for our community to come together and reflect on the importance of this precious resource,” said Mark Muir, chair of the Water Authority’s Board of Directors. “It’s inspirational to see all the ways people interact with and value water.”  

First Grand Prize
Submitted by: Kris Dailey of San Diego
Caption: Water is like my spouse, without it I can't live.
Location: Sunset Cliffs
First Grand Prize
Submitted by: Kris Dailey of San Diego
Caption: Water is like my spouse, without it I can't live.
Location: Sunset Cliffs
Second Grand Prize
Submitted by: Maile Guerrero of La Mesa
Caption: Fresh water reservoirs in the county are a vital resource for our drinking water infrastructure.
Location: Sutherland Reservoir
La Mesa Relining Project on Pace for Completion in June

Major construction activities have concluded at a pipeline relining project in La Mesa and Spring Valley, and the entire project is on track for completion by the end of June.

The Lake Murray to Sweetwater Reservoir Pipeline 3 Relining Project rehabilitated 4.3 miles of 66- and 69-inch diameter pipes, extending the pipeline’s service life by several decades and helping ensure continued water system reliability.

Free Backyard Composting & Vermicomposting Workshop in Golden Hill

Want to learn how to improve the quality of your soil, reduce waste and air pollution, while saving energy, money and water?

Learn how to make compost during this free two-hour presentation hosted by the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 30 at the Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Dr. Registration is required.

Did You See?

On June 8, the Sacramento Bee published an article about lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown's office scrapping a proposed tax on California's drinking water. 

"The bill was opposed by the Association of California Water Agencies, which represents more than 400 urban and agricultural water suppliers, and it became clear that finding the two-thirds supermajority needed to impose the tax was proving difficult in an election year," the article said.