News Release Archive: 2008

12.18.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved $2.5 million to expand two highly popular conservation incentive programs. The additional funding will make the programs’ ...

12.15.2008

A statement from Maureen Stapleton, General Manager, San Diego County Water Authority on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new biological opinion on Delta smelt that will guide operations of the ...

12.11.2008

National Weather Service forecasters predict rainfall for the San Diego region beginning Saturday, December 13 through Wednesday, December 17. The San Diego County Water Authority is urging ...

11.24.2008

National Weather Service forecasters predict rainfall for the San Diego region starting as early as Tuesday and potentially through the weekend. The San Diego County Water Authority is urging ...

11.04.2008

With the first measurable rainfall of the season hitting many parts of the region today, the San Diego County Water Authority is reminding residents, businesses and public agencies to temporarily ...

10.30.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority intensified its call for immediate water conservation following the state Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) October 30 announcement to limit water ...

10.27.2008

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The San Diego County Water Authority will begin setting up construction field ...

10.05.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority is repairing a pipeline in a remote section of Mission Trails Regional Park after a section of it failed early Sunday just north of the San Diego River.

09.25.2008

The fall season brings cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours. It also means lawns and gardens require less water.

As part of its ongoing campaign to reduce water use in the ...

09.05.2008

The tenth annual Paths to Partnerships Regional Forum will be held October 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. This year’s event will feature forums on ...

08.29.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging Governor Schwarzenegger to work with the Legislature to sign a bill that would allocate money from existing, voter-approved bonds for water supply ...

08.29.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority has been awarded a $1.37 million urban drought assistance grant from the Department of Water Resources (DWR).

“We greatly appreciate the ...

08.26.2008

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, San Vicente Reservoir will be closed to all recreational use in preparation for a project to raise the height of the reservoir’s dam to increase its water storage ...

08.04.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority today reinstated its synthetic turf incentive program after a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report that concluded that young children are not ...

07.23.2008

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has approved a grant package worth at least $20.6 million that will provide funding for 20 local projects designed to improve the San Diego region...

07.17.2008

“San Diego County is at the end of California’s water system, and is particularly vulnerable to water supply constraints. Already San Diego County’s water supplies are being cut. Restrictions...

06.26.2008

Faced with additional costs sparked by growing water supply challenges, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved an 11.9 percent increase in wholesale treated water ...

06.26.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority today suspended its artificial turf incentive program in response to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory that cited concerns about lead levels ...

06.04.2008

Officials from the San Diego County Water Authority said today that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's drought declaration sends a "loud and clear" signal to the region's residents and businesses ...

05.23.2008

Point-of-purchase vouchers currently offered by the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies to reduce out-of-pocket cost when purchasing water-efficient equipment will only be ...

05.12.2008

The Coachella Canal Lining Project, a critical component of the San Diego County Water Authority’s effort to diversify its water supply, has received two distinguished awards recognizing the ...

05.05.2008

The reliability of the region’s treated water supply will be greatly enhanced by world’s largest submerged-membrane water treatment plant is now in operation just north of San Marcos.
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05.01.2008

Faced with significant cuts in water supplies from Northern California for the foreseeable future and diminishing levels of water storage around California, the San Diego County Water Authority on ...

04.24.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority announced that the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's upgraded the Water Authority’s bond rating from its current level of "AA" to "AA+" on April 22. ...

04.24.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today certified the enironmental impact report to raise San Vicente Dam by 117 feet. The $568 million project, to be built on top of the ...

03.28.2008

Seeking to provide consistency in how its 24 retail member agencies respond to times of limited water supplies, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved releasing a draft ...

03.27.2008

Faced with court-ordered cutbacks in water deliveries from Northern California and lingering effects of dry conditions locally and around the West, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of ...

03.20.2008

Spring arrives today. At this time of year, homeowners begin preparing for summer by planting flowers and fertilizing lawns. Traditionally, the San Diego County Water Authority issues a reminder as...

03.14.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging residents and businesses to help the region conserve water by turning off their outdoor watering systems and keeping them off. Water Authority ...

03.11.2008

Enhancing outreach to homeowners' associations on how to save water and changing the public's perceptions of how recycled water can be used are among the key provisions in a water conservation ...

02.26.2008

United by the fact that climate change poses a major long-term challenge to delivering high-quality drinking water, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County ...

02.20.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging residents and businesses to help the region conserve water by keeping their outdoor watering systems turned off as several storms move through the ...

02.14.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging residents and businesses to help the region conserve water by turning off their outdoor watering systems and keeping them off. Water Authority ...

01.24.2008

SAN DIEGO—The board of directors of the San Diego County Water Authority today approved terms for an agreement with the Semitropic-Rosamond Water Bank Authority (SRWBA) to store between 60,000 ...

01.23.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors yesterday agreed to sponsor legislation that would encourage the development of more conservation partnership programs between water agencies...

01.23.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging residents and businesses to help the region conserve water by turning off their outdoor watering systems today in advance of several storms moving ...

01.11.2008

The Water Authority announced today that it is planning repair work on one of its pipelines just north of the San Diego River in a remote section of Mission Trails Regional Park. The purpose of the...

01.03.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging residents and businesses to help the region conserve water by turning off their outdoor watering systems today in advance of three storm systems ...

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