FPUD to add capacity to Water Reclamation Plant

The Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) will be adding capacity to its Water Reclamation Plant to accommodate the expansion of its recycled water pipeline infrastructure. A 5-0 FPUD board vote Dec. 12 awarded a $96,400 contract to Cortech Engineering, Inc., for the procurement of a vertical lineshaft pump and variable frequency drive which will increase […]

CSUSM offers course on water management fundamentals

SAN MARCOS – California State University San Marcos has opened registration for the Water Management Fundamentals and Practice in California course, a must-attend course for anyone interested in the complex nature of the water industry in arid Southern California. The course is the required introduction course for the Water Management and Leadership Certificate program designed […]

Sticks-on-fire glow around Fallbrook

Sticks-on-fire glow around Fallbrook

Succulents have long been popular plants in Southern California due to their drought-resistance, and possibly because of the variety of shapes and textures they add to a landscape. The euphorbia family of succulents, like any family, has members that are very different in looks. Some are spiny, some are smooth, some have bright red flowers […]

Simple ways to make your appliances last longer

Simple ways to make your appliances last longer

Nathaniel Sillin Special to the Village News The recent holidays may have resulted in overflowing refrigerators and never-ending loads of laundry as a result of visiting family. Many people ask their appliances to work a little harder than normal during the holidays. Reward appliances with proper maintenance throughout the year and it might be the […]

Make the year ahead clutter-free

Make the year ahead clutter-free

FALLBROOK – Many people feel the dawn of a new year provides an opportunity to clean the slate and begin anew. That notion can be applied in various ways, including around the house. Cleaning the slate at home may involve reducing clutter around the house. Clutter can gradually overtake a home’s interior, turning a once […]

Agricultural burn hours extended in San Diego and Imperial counties

EL CAJON – On Jan. 4, agricultural and residential burn hours in San Diego and Imperial Counties were extended. Cal Fire San Diego Unit Chief Tony Mecham formally extended the burn hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Agriculture burns must be inspected by Cal Fire prior to burning and inspections may be required for […]

Rainbow approves scope expansion of Pump Station #1 upgrades

The Rainbow Municipal Water District has opted to expand the scope of its professional services contract with Infrastructure Engineering Corporation for design services to upgrade Pump Station No. 1. Rainbow’s board voted 4-0 Dec. 6, with Rich Bigley absent, to expand the scope of the district’s contract with IEC for the additional work. The expanded scope […]

Water of Life takes locals to Cambodia

Water of Life takes locals to Cambodia

Fallbrook residents are having an impact on the welfare of the Cambodian people, especially children, through the Water of Life (WOL), a ministry of Calvary Chapel. Former Fallbrook resident Randy Fleming is the WOL director who oversees the growing complex which includes three homes for children and a church, Calvary Chapel Phnom Penh. Fleming has […]

FBA tackles another challenge – recycling ‘non-recyclables’

FBA tackles another challenge – recycling ‘non-recyclables’

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) introduces cigarette butt recycling to Fallbrook with the installation of its first TerraCycle cigarette receptacle. The test unit has been installed near a bench along the beautiful Pico Promenade, where discarded cigarette butts were littering the path and potentially washing into the watershed. Every year, billions of cigarette […]