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Drought Shuts Water Recovery Plant

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy South Coast Water District shut down its groundwater recovery plant in Dana Point Monday because there’s little to no water coming from the source, the San Juan Groundwater Basin, district officials announced Tuesday. The Dana Point facility...

Conservation Stalls Deeper Water Cutbacks

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Thanks to the conservation policies of the two water districts supplying Laguna Beach, residents may not feel as keenly the impact of recently mandated statewide curbs on outdoor water use. Prompted by dire drought conditions, the state Water...

Speaker’s Corner

Laying Out Ranch Plans First and foremost, I’d like to thank the people of Laguna for their overwhelming support of our restoration here at The Ranch at Laguna Beach (Aliso Creek/Ben Browns). Inevitably, while complementing what we’re doing, they offer to help support our efforts...

An Appreciation

Editor, Many thanks for reporting on the new Aliso Creek Reclamation Facility (“Plant Prevents Runoff From Reaching the Sea,” May 2 edition). I especially appreciated remarks by SCWD staff linking this project to better ocean water quality. Last week’s visiting gray whales...

Cost of Turning on the Tap to Go Up

Over the past 10 years, a customer of South Coast Water District heeded the district’s pleas about conservation, even changing the ground cover on her lawn and installing more efficient toilets. “And all the while the rates have been going up and up, and I don’t find that...

Survey Extracts Positions on Water District Election

Despite that South Laguna residents live within the South Coast Water District, residents have not played a role in electing its governing board since 1999 when Laguna Beach contracted with the district for services, a spokeswoman explained. Nevertheless, a South Laguna citizen’s...

Guest Opinion: Preservation of ‘Dog House’ is Unjustified

  By Thomas Slattery   This letter was addressed to the City Council   As the designated unpaid member of the South Laguna Water and Sewer Advisory Committee, serving at the Council’s pleasure for over seven years, I have serious issues and concerns regarding...