My Hometown


I have said this before, but I will say it again – I love finding out about the machinations of what is happening in my little hometown of Descanso. Now that I am retired from a 9-5 job and I am currently freelancing, I learn more about my community each week.

My latest piece in East County Magazine is about the water issues in our little community.

Uranium in Descanso Water

Water is HUGE in California, but especially in communities like my own, which are dependent on groundwater. Most of San Diego imports water from elsewhere, but we must rely on what Mother Nature provides. We are facing the worst drought in my lifetime.

The above article is on the quality issues; we are facing some high levels of uranium. But quantity is also a major issue that must be addressed.

Steve and I are longtime bottle water users for our personal use. Not just drinking, but making ice cubes, tea and coffee. Still, we brush our teeth in the local water, bathe in it (which they say is not an issue), and water our vegetables and hydrate our pets with the local water.

There is a sidebar in the article about some of the lack of record availability with our water district: (Public Records Request). The intrigue never ends in a small town.

I will continue to find out more about what I consider to be one of the most important issues facing us today.




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