Wells declared safe to use after all

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgSeven Whittier-area water utilities will save millions of dollars thanks to a study showing that 15 of 17 wells once threatened with closure can still be used. The utilities were facing the possibility of having to drill new wells because all 15 were within 500 feet of where reclaimed wastewater is discharged into the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel rivers. “This is real good news,” said Mike Gualtieri, general manager of La Habra Water District, which has two wells within 500 feet of the spreading grounds along the San Gabriel River. “If we had to replace them, it would cost $1 million to $1.5 million each, and that’s without purchasing the land,” Gualtieri said. However, two wells owned by the South Montebello Irrigation District could be in jeopardy. A new test is under way on those wells, which now drill for water in deeper areas, a change implemented by the district because the study seemed to show that drilling deeper can mitigate any problems, Bradbury added. After three months of the second test, the tracer hasn’t shown up, said Brian Sinclair, general manager for the irrigation district. — Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The state Department of Health Services requires that water wells be more than 500 feet away from recycled water –unless it can be proven that the recycled water takes longer than than six months to travel to the wells from where it’s discharged, said Ted Johnson, chief hydrologist for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. “The Department of Health Services believes six months is an appropriate amount of time to ensure any viruses in the water not taken out during the treatment process will be taken out by being underground long enough,” Johnson said. In 13 wells, it was found that discharged water took longer than six months to go from where it was discharged to the wells, Johnson. Those wells are owned by California Water Service, La Habra Heights Water District, Montebello Land and Water Co., the city of Pico Rivera, the Pico Water District and the San Gabriel Valley Water Co. A tracer — a safe inert gas known as sulfur hexafluoride –was placed in the water to determine how long the water travels, Johnson said. In four of the wells, the water took less than six months. But two of those wells are located north and uphill of where the recycled water is discharged. Thus, the recycled water could never reach them, said Ken Bradbury, general manager for Montebello Land and Water Co., which owns the two wells.last_img read more

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IPL 2017: Basil Thampi will make India debut soon, feels Tinu Yohannan

By on November 19, 2019

first_imgFormer Indian cricketer Tinu Yohannan, a qualified Level-I coach now, thinks young Kerala paceman Basil Thampi had improved a lot in recent times and would represent the country soon. (IPL 2017: Suresh Raina fashions Gujarat Lions victory over Kolkata Knight Riders)WATCH: Nitish Rana, Manish Pandey dominate frenetic week 3 of IPL 2017Yohannan, the first player from Kerala to play for India, said the 23-year-old Thampi had shown a lot of promise and earned a spot in the IPL side Gujarat Lions due to consistent performances in the domestic tournaments. (Gujarat Lions were far more professional than us, says Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir)”He is a good prospect and is on a learning curve which would help him don the national colours. He is athletic, which is a key attribute for a fast bowler and looks quite strong,” he said after being appointed head coach of TNPL franchise Ruby Kanchi Warriors. (IPL: Suresh Raina edges past Virat Kohli in battle for all-time leading run scorer)If Thampi can work on his fitness and increase his strength, he can bowl quicker, Yohannan felt. (Exclusive: Suresh Raina shows off his singing skills)A few days ago, West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo had praised Thampi and said he was a very talented youngster and would get an opportunity to play for Team India in a year or so.The 38-year-old, who coached his home State last season when P Balachandran was sacked after the team fared poorly, said, they did “fairly well” when he was the head coach.advertisementHe said good performances in the South Zone T20 championship in Chennai had helped players get opportunities in the IPL. Apart from Thampi, Kerala’s Sanju Samson and opener Vishnu Vinod are part of IPL sides.Yohannan said apart from Thampi, Vinod, Sandeep Warrier, Sachin Baby and Daryl S Ferrario were talented players and said they need to be guided properly for them to shine consistently.On Kerala’s below-par performances in the domestic tournaments, he said lack of exposure was one reason and added that the lack of four-day cricket in the State resulted in the side not doing well in the Ranji Trophy.Yohannan welcomed the appointment of former Australian Test cricketer Dav Whatmore as the head coach for the 2017-’18 season and said, “he is a wonderful coach and will make a huge difference to the players’ mindset and confidence and thereby help improve the team’s performance.”Further, he said the renowned coach, who guided Sri Lanka to the World Cup triumph in 1996, would instill self-belief among the Kerala players and make them perform well.Meanwhile, Yohannan was upbeat after being handed the coaching job by Kanchi Warriors for the TNPL’s second edition likely to be held in July-August this year.”I am excited to be part of something as good as the TNPL. It will be a challenge to coach a T20 outfit and make them deliver,” he said.The Kanchi Warriors, which had former Australian paceman Brett Lee as mentor and former India under-19 star Baba Aparajith as captain, had a moderate run in the inaugural TNPL and Yohanan said doing well in TNPL-2 would be a priority.”It (role at Kanchi Warriors) will be a good opportunity to gain experience in coaching,” he said.last_img read more

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San Diego Countys 35th Annual Blood Drive

By on September 17, 2019

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County’s Annual Blood Drive kicked-offed at the County Administration building this morning.The blood drive saw a familiar face, County Supervisor Greg Cox, who’s donated 16 and a half gallons over the years.The drive also included a young plasma recipient who wants to say thank you.Locations and times on the Blood Bank’s website– KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 8, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img San Diego County’s 35th Annual Blood Drive Updated: 9:06 PM April 8, 2019last_img read more

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