CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1991
Orange County residents collectively use only about one-third as much water in their homes as people living in Los Angeles County-384,000 acre-feet versus 1.1 million. But the Orange County average use per residence is 21% higher than in Los Angeles. In 1990, Orange County households has an average consumption rate of 142,981 gallons per year according to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California projections; in Los Angeles County the comparable figure was 117,864.
December 26, 1997 |
Begin with the adage about one man seeing the glass as half-full and another seeing it half-empty. That's a start--but only a start--toward understanding how San Diego County and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California can survey the same set of water facts and arrive at diametrically opposite conclusions.
September 30, 1990 |
Several hundred thousand residents in southeast San Diego County were admonished Saturday to reduce water consumption by at least half--and in some neighborhoods to brace for intermittent water stoppages--because of a break in one of the five main aqueducts that bring imported water here.
August 13, 1991 |
While his Escondido neighbors are fretting over 20% water cutbacks and penalties for overuse and wondering which parts of their landscaping to let turn brown, Don Marnella is smugly watering his pampered lawn and his stately, 40-year-old avocado trees to his heart's content. A few blocks away, Bruce Harwood is doing the same. In Fallbrook, so is Robert Gonsett.
April 22, 1998 |
Feuding water officials from San Diego County and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California were brought together for six hours Tuesday in the office of Gov. Pete Wilson to air their grievances and explain their clashing points of view. Sean Walsh, the governor's spokesman, said more meetings will be scheduled in an effort to resolve a dispute that is blocking consummation of a historic water transfer agreement.
October 10, 1990 |
Water service to 400,000 residents of south and east San Diego County was restored to normal Tuesday after 11 days of severe restrictions prompted by the rupture of a major water pipeline. Voluntary restrictions on outdoor watering were continued Tuesday evening and early today to avoid a large drop in water pressure in the new pipeline, which carries 140 million gallons a day to the Padre Dam, Helix, Riverview, Lakeside and Otay water districts.