water safety

WATER TREATMENT PLANT SERVING EAST COUNTY AND SAN DIEGO DISTRICTS CITED FOR ERROR

Overall water quality not compromised, but customers are being notified

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  When completed in 2008, the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant was the largest submerged membrane water treatment plant in the world and the first treatment plant built by the San Diego County Water Authority.

July 10, 2019 (San Diego) -- A malfunction at the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant resulted in a citation from the state Division of Drinking Water due to a two-day failure of one of its systems that kills harmful organisms. The plant provides water to water districts across San Diego County including East County, but the County Water Authority assures that water in regional pipelines continued to be safe for all uses due to additional treatment processes. 

TODDLER FOUND IN POOL REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

 

On Thursday, May 9, at 12:29 p.m. Heartland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a drowning in the 400 block of Nila Lane in El Cajon.

"An 18 month boy, in the care of his grandmother, was found by his grandmother in the Jacuzzi area of an unfenced pool in the backyard. Heartland fire crews arrived within five minutes of the call," said Monica Zech, spokeperson for the city of El Cajon. "They immediately started CPR and regained a pulse. The child was transported to Grossmont Hospital and then transferred to Rady's Children's Hospital."

The child was listed in critical condition according to Carlos Delgado, spokesperson for Rady's.

The weather is warming up and children gravitate toward water, so take precautions.   Remember--a baby can drown in as little as one inch of water.

See below for water safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control.

YMCA OFFERS SPLASH WEEK AND WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS

March 26, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – As swim season approaches, the East County Family YMCA reminds kids and adults about the importance of practicing safety when in and around the water. The Y offers a variety of swim programs in East County, where swimmers can have fun while developing confidence, engaging in physical activity and learning safety skills that can save lives.

“The East County Family YMCA is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to learn basic swimming lessons and water safety practices,” said Laura Merritt, Director of Marketing and Development. “We encourage kids and adults to have fun when in and around the water, but to always make safety their first priority.”

APRIL POOLS DAY KICKS OFF WATER AWARENESS WITH EVENTS APRIL 21 and 28 IN EAST COUNTY

April 4, 2012 (San Diego) – The San Diego County Aquatic Council will be holding water awareness events throughout the county during the month of April.  In anticipation of Drowning Prevention Month in May the events will provide information on how to keep children safe around water.

SEPTEMBER 24 SCREENINGS OFFERED BY GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

 

September 4, 2011 (La Mesa) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa have jointly announced that Saturday, Sept. 24 will be the date for the 2011 Kids Care Fest, a free family event featuring free health care screenings at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that day. It will be the 10th annual Kids Care Fest event. The public is invited to attend.