SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A proposal to have the city of San Diego install high-tech water meters, which would allow for easier and more accurate readings at commercial properties, was given a green light Wednesday by the City Council's Natural Resources and Culture Committee.
According to a staff report, the new meters would help customers manage their usage, like those used by utility companies. Data recorded by the equipment could also alert customers and the city's Water Department to leaks or tampering.
The $5.1 million project would cover all 10,000 commercial water meters and 900 residential customers, and could be expanded at a later time, according to city staff. The city's water system currently includes around 275,000 meters.
If approved by the full City Council at a future meeting, the project would get under way in 2014, committee Chairman David Alvarez said.
One person was hospitalized Tuesday after a two-alarm fire broke out at a mixed use building in the Mission Beach area, authorities said.
A vehicle crashed into a wall Tuesday morning, rupturing a natural gas line and prompting the evacuation of about 70 people who live in the Logan Heights area, authorities said.
The City of San Diego will honor In-N-Out Burger on Tuesday by proclaiming Oct. 16 to be In-N-Out Burger 70th Anniversary Day.
Residents in Clairemont on Monday expressed their opposition to a proposed affordable housing project.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity levels and warm temperatures will persist Tuesday, with a red flag fire warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County.
A mother on Monday made a desperate plea to have her son released from a Mexican hospital and transported to San Diego.
Warm temperatures will continue warming up through the weekend. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds. Offshore flow will weaken Wednesday.
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