Friday, Sept. 29, 2017


Border cities threaten lawsuit over waste discharges

Flows have continued to pollute the Tijuana River Valley every month this year and a massive sewage spill in February fouled beaches as far north as Coronado. SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE


San Diego Union-Tribune & Bloomberg BNA

Toxic waste and sewage continue to flow from the Tijuana River to the Pacific Ocean, and California cities along the U.S.-Mexican border are ready to bring a lawsuit to stop it. Thursday, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego took the first step toward suing the federal government over the border discharges. "Enough is enough," Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina said.


Bill seeks more disclosure before drilling wells

Capital Public Radio

If you want a new well in California, you might have to let your neighbors know how much water you plan to pump. That's if it's tapping a critically overused aquifer, and if a bill on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk survives calls for a veto. The bill would step up what's required to get a permit to drill a well in certain parts of California.


Private water firms tap struggling public utilities

Bloomberg BNA

A cash crunch for public water utilities is creating an opportunity for the growing for-profit water companies. Laws recently passed in Pennsylvania, Illinois and California removed some of the financial barriers that made these kinds of municipal-to-private utility transactions difficult in the past.