SANTA ANA (October 8, 2014) – Crews have been working throughout the night to repair two emergency water line breaks on 17th Street near Alona. Repairs have been made to one leak and crews are working to repair the second. Continue reading
SANTA ANA (October 8, 2014) – Crews have been working throughout the night to repair two emergency water line breaks on 17th Street near Alona. Repairs have been made to one leak and crews are working to repair the second. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
A July 16, 2014 Associated Press report erroneously stated that the City of Santa Ana increased its water consumption by 65% from May 2013 to May 2014. The report claimed that data received from the State showed a major increase in consumption by the City’s water consumers and appeared wasteful given the current drought conditions. The City’s water resources manager, Nabil Saba has spoken with the Associated Press reporter and has corrected that claim.
The fact is that the City’s water consumption increased by only 7% during that time frame. The City’s Public Works Agency attributes that minor increase primarily to the improved economic conditions within the city, the reduction of housing vacancies and a general increase in population. The amount of water consumed in the City for May 2014 is very close to our 10 year average for May. Continue reading→
By Orange County Supervisor Pat Bates
May was Water Awareness month, and as you probably noticed, water was in the news. Not because it was May, but because the severity of the California drought is increasing. Farmers are pumping more and more water from underground aquifers that can’t support the demand. Communities throughout the state are literally going dry.
So why is the message not as grim or dire in Southern California? It’s because we have invested in water storage, water use efficiency, and new supply sources; we have prepared for dry times like the present. However, a long, hot summer could put us into water allocations or even water rationing if we don’t do our best to be more water efficient now.
It is important to note there is a state mandate from the Governor to do the following: Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, Calif., May 7, 2014—The City of Santa Ana announced today the publication of its 2013 Water Quality Report, also known as the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is now available for online viewing and download here. This annual report is designed to help consumers make health-based decisions regarding their consumption of tap water, provide other water related news and information, as well as important water conservation tips to save costs.
“We believe it’s important for Santa Ana residents to learn about the quality of their drinking water and current initiatives that are critical to preserving a reliable water supply for the community,” explains William Galvez, Interim Executive Director of Public Works. Galvez cites the California State Water Project, a backbone of California’s water system, and what’s at stake if upgrades to its water delivery infrastructure are not made. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana
“Water Is Life” Poster Theme Teaches Wise Water Use and Conservation
(Santa Ana, CA) April 2, 2014 — The City of Santa Ana Water Resources Division, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), is pleased to announce its annual student art contest, an educational project open to all students K-12 throughout the Santa Ana School District. Using the theme “Water Is Life,” the contest is designed to inspire student creativity while reinforcing water conservation. Continue reading→
A water main break at the 700 block of Pomona Street near South Parton Street sent water gushing down the streets in a Santa Ana neighborhood early Friday morning around 1:40 a.m., according to ABC News.
Santa Ana police and Orange County Fire responded to the scene, but were initially unable to shut off the broken main. Public Works officials were eventually able to turn the water off at 2 a.m., leaving soaked and muddy streets, according to CBS News. Continue reading→
City of Santa, Downtown Orange County
SANTA ANA, CA (March 5, 2014) – The City of Santa Ana announced today it received the prestigious distinction of producing the best tasting and highest quality tap water in the nation. The City received the gold award in the “Best Municipal Water” category at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Festival, an accredited competition that attracts water submissions from all over the world each year.
“We are thrilled to receive the nation’s top honor in our category this year and continue a strong record of high quality, award winning water,” commented Councilmember Vince Sarmiento, who also serves on the Orange County Water District’s (OCWD) Board of Directors. Continue reading→
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Contact: Reginald Durant, Executive Director, Back to Natives Restoration, (949) 509-4787
Local non-profit offers Native Plants as one solution to California’s record drought
SANTA ANA, Calif., January 30, 2014 – Back to Natives Restoration, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public charity, is hosting a native plant sale each Saturday in February from 9 AM to 12 PM. Native plants provide habitat for animals, and reduce the need for water and pesticides. Plant sales will raise funds for environmental education and habitat restoration programs. Continue reading→
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Police advise Water Main break – Traiffic Sig Alert
At about 1031 hours, officers responded to the area of Dyer and Halladay reference a sink hole forming and a water main breakage. At this time, city crews are on scene. All traffic lanes are shut down between Kilson and Tech Center on Dyer Road and there is large volume of water flowing on Kilson south into the industrial area from Dyer. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
SANTA ANA, CA (September 3, 2013) – On Saturday, September 7, 2013, Blueray Aquatics will host a community outreach event for the entire City of Santa Ana with the 2nd Annual Water Olympics at Memorial Pool. Blueray’s focus is to give back to the City and its residents, as all the proceeds for this event, will go back to the community aquatics programming. Managing Director, Abby Pearose describes Blueray Management’s Water Olympics as, “….a colossal pool party. Blueray is committed to building a stronger community through our aquatic programs.” Continue reading→
Come take advantage of incentives, assistance programs, and new technology that can save you money! FREE RESOURCES from AT&T, Southern CA Edison, the Southern CA Gas Company, Time Warner, and others. Continue reading→
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
SANTA ANA, CA (June 12, 2013) – The City of Santa Ana unveiled its new online Water Quality Report, officially called the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), at www.SantaAnaCCR.org. This annual report is designed to help consumers make health-based decisions regarding their consumption of tap water and offer them water conservation tips to save costs. Continue reading→
Update: So now that the Benavides cartel is running the Santa Ana City Council, are they really going to be all about change? If so when are they dumping Dan Griset from the Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors? Don’t hold your breath – they already cut a deal with him. Here is what we had to say on the subject back on Sep. 21, of this year:
Do you remember Dan Griset? His father Lorin was the Mayor of Santa Ana from 1969 – 1973. Dan followed suit, serving on the Santa Ana City Council from 1979-1992. He was our Mayor for a time too.
Why am I bringing him up? Well he can’t get elected to anything in Santa Ana anymore, but for many years he has been our city’s appointed representative to the Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors. Griset was appointed years ago by Mayor Miguel Pulido back in February of 2005, and even though some of our current Council Members have groused about it, he has stayed put for some time. Continue reading→
The David Benavides cabal on the Santa Ana City Council didn’t wait long to show their true colors. Their pals at the union-funded Voice of OC wrote that they “took another step Monday toward making good on their vow to strip Mayor Miguel Pulido of some of his power by taking away the mayor’s authority to make council subcommittee appointments.” But what they really did was appoint themselves to all of the choice municipal commissions, thereby padding their paychecks.
“For years Santa Ana has been transferring millions of dollars raised from water fees to the general fund to cover public safety costs, a budget-balancing method that city officials say is justified but an attorney with a taxpayers advocates group calls illegal,” according to the Voice of OC.
Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez was the one who called the taxpayer group – the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. But Martinez also admitted that she and her colleagues have “been approving city budgets without knowing that the water fund transfers were taking place.” Continue reading→