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Water Rates Inreases Adopted

August 23, 2016 

New water rates adopted by Council on August 9 became effective immediately and will appear on bills in late September. Due to the drought, the City faces increased costs to provide water supplied from desalination, groundwater, and supplemental water purchases. To help minimize water bill increases, the City plans to use approximately $7 million in reserves and will postpone capital projects that can be delayed. Read More ...


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City Approves 2016 Bicycle Master Plan

August 23, 2016 

After nearly two years of planning, neighborhood discussions and safety analysis, Council adopted the Bicycle Master Plan on July 26. The plan's goals include safety for all road users, closing gaps in the City's bike network, and developing leading-edge roadway and bikeway infrastructure. Read More ...



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Powering Facilities with Solar Energy

June 28, 2016 

The City has a number of solar projects that supply electricity generated by the sun to City buildings. This array at the City's administrative offices and public works yard at 630 Garden Street provides 100% of the electricity to the facility. As a result of numerous projects, the City now obtains 37% of its energy from renewable sources.


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Upgrade to El Estero Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 10, 2016 

Modifications to El Estero's wastewater treatment process will address ongoing issues with variable secondary sewage quality, operational flexibility, and energy inefficiencies. The new process will produce higher-quality water for the production of recycled water, and will yield a higher quality of treated discharge into the ocean. Construction will take approximately two years. Read More ...


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