Friday, May 16, 2008

Olivenhain to Leucadia, Your water is funky.

ENCINITAS: Olivenhain water district votes to sue county water authority

ENCINITAS ---- Olivenhain Municipal Water District's board of directors unanimously voted Wednesday to sue the San Diego County Water Authority to prevent the agency from transferring allegedly contaminated water from Lake Hodges to Olivenhain Reservoir.

The district board says the plan to transfer at least 17,000 acre-feet of water from Lake Hodges will degrade the quality of its customers' drinking water. An acre-foot is enough water for an average family of four over a year.

The district said in a Wednesday press release that 78 federally listed hazardous waste contaminants have been found in Lake Hodges over the last 10 years.

More information can be found at the district's Web site at

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  1. The last time I rode by there, Lake Hodges looked and smelled nasty.

  2. link not working

  3. look at the watershed for lake hodges.... no wonder my water tastes like dog shit and car oil. Thats exactly what runs into lake hodges.

  4. The nct is famous for changing their links hours or days later--idiots.

  5. There's drinking water in socal?

  6. If the water quality is so bad the why in the heck did OMWD install a pipeline costing millions of dollars to connect to Hodges?

  7. Olivenhain didn't build the pipeline, the County Water Authority built the pipeline connecting Lake Hodges to Olivenhain.


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