A Rude Awakening – KPFA 1/29/21
On the January 29th edition of Rude Awakening with Sabrina Jacobs, our Executive Director talks about the ongoing challenges facing the Delta that are systemically tied to problems with water management: water quality, invasive species, harmful algal blooms, future flood threat, and our work with Delta youth. The interview starts at 35:15.
San Diego Water Managers Push For State Relief – KPBS 1/27/21
San Diego County water managers are lobbying state officials to help get financial relief for customers and water agencies struggling with water debt during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The region’s water wholesaler was surprised by the amount of debt looming over water customers and the agencies that sell it.
State water officials estimate 1.6 million customers are behind on their water bills. The debt is worth more than $1 billion.
Tens of Thousands of San Diegans Are in Debt Over Their Water Bills – ABC7 San Diego 1/26/21
More than 100,000 people in San Diego County lost their jobs last year, and many have made tough choices financially. That’s led, in part, to nearly a billion dollars in statewide water-bill debt, according to a new report from the state water board.
“Folks are trying to scrape by and make ends meet,” said Allen Carlisle, the CEO & general manager of Padre Dam Municipal Water District. “The first things on our minds are those families who are struggling and how do we try to help them?”