HELIX WATER TO CONSIDER LOWERING RATES AT MARCH 8 MEETING

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East County News Service

February 27, 2017 (La Mesa) — Reducing water rates will be on the agenda at a special meeting of the Helix Water District board on March 8th at 6 p.m.  Director Dan McMillan has asked the board to consider cutting rates; the special meeting workshop will include discussion of current finances, water rates and what adjustments can be made.

The issue of reducing water is also expected to be raised at this Wednesday’s meeting, March 1st at 6 p.m. during director’s comments and review of future agenda items.  Both meetings are at the Helix Water District, 7811 University Ave., La Mesa.

The March 1st meeting also includes agenda items on rejecting bids on some pipeline replacements and waiving competitive bidding on repair of a damaged aqueduct pipeline, as well as approval of mid-year budget adjustments.  The board will also hear reports including the latest from the San Diego County Water Authority.  View the full agenda for the March 1 public meeting:   http://hwd.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/030117.pdf

Director Kathleen Coates-Hedberg also provided information on the 2017 San Diego Chapter of California Special Districts Association Video Contest and asked for help to get word out to high school students. “Four winners will receive $1000 to student(s) and $500 to school,” she says.  For details, see www.SanDiegoCSDA.weebly.com.