Article from the Coast News – Richard Winkler has witnessed how small gardens can breathe new life into neighborhoods across San Diego County. And he’s hopeful the recent passage of the California Urban Agriculture Zones Act will encourage the trend. Read more about new State law from the Coast News.
Escondido water utilities is looking to link up water districts in North County by identifying who has a need for recycled water. Escondido is planning to build a pipeline that would redirect water bound for an ocean outflow and convert it into recycled water for avocado farms. Read the rest of the story at The Coast News
Article from UT San Diego: Aiming to help Escondido’s struggling farmers get cheaper water, city officials are moving forward with a $12 million pipeline expansion that will bring treated sewer water to hundreds of citrus and avocado groves.
Farmers, who have faced sharply rising water rates in recent years, have been lobbying the city for the expansion. Escondido’s agricultural industry employs more than 2,000 people and accounts for $81 million a year in revenue, according to Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation, an advocacy group.
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Avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, belonging to the genus Persea in the Lauraceae family.
October 13, 2013
ESCONDIDO — Escondido will break ground this winter on a $6 million, three-story sewer administration building that’s a key step toward a city goal of recycling sewage into drinking water, city officials said. Read the entire article at UT San Diego