News Release Archive: 2011

12.22.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority has a new web-based camera system at San Vicente Dam that allows the public to watch progress on the world’s largest roller-compacted concrete...

12.08.2011

The San Diego region’s water supply outlook for 2012 is much better than it was a year ago, but residents and businesses should still make efficient water use a part of daily life, the San...

12.07.2011

Earlier today, California’s Third District Court of Appeal issued a ruling reversing a lower court ruling that had invalidated the historic 2003 San Diego County Water Authority-Imperial ...

12.06.2011

In response to the Water Authority’s request, the Union-Tribune has published corrections to its original Oct. 30, 2011 report on the San Vicente Pipeline project.  The Water...

11.22.2011

Major construction on the San Diego County Water Authority’s San Vicente Dam Raise project has reached its biggest phase. Concrete placement to raise the main dam at the San Vicente ...

11.18.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority’s “Water News” application is now available for the BlackBerry® platform, joining those for the Android® and Apple® smartphone ...

11.01.2011

A story that ran in The San Diego Union-Tribune on Sunday, October 30 and was subsequently covered by several broadcast media, “Tunnel Costs Rose by $298 Million Over Time,&rdquo...

10.27.2011

Today San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer granted a motion by the San Diego County Water Authority to amend the lawsuit it filed last year challenging the Metropolitan Water ...

10.27.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority will begin direct negotiations with Poseidon Resources on an agreement to purchase water from the Carlsbad Desalination Project early next month and expects ...

10.25.2011

The public now can get news and information on regional water issues easily and conveniently on their smartphones by downloading the “Water News” mobile application, or app, produced...

10.04.2011

With rainy conditions expected this week and cooler, shorter fall days on the way, the San Diego County Water Authority is reminding homeowners, gardeners, landscape contractors and facility ...

09.14.2011

The first of two 28,000-horsepower pump turbines at the San Diego County Water Authority’s Lake Hodges Pump Storage Project has begun operations.  The facility is now available to ...

09.09.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority's regional water transportation, treatment, and storage system is fully operational and meeting all member agency demands, despite Thursday's power ...

09.08.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority this week completed a $94.5 million bond sale that will help reduce the cost of financing vital water supply reliability projects by $5.2 million on a ...

08.31.2011

Homeowners looking for help on how to transform their yards from water guzzlers to more sustainable displays of water efficiency and beauty now have a new, free guidebook to show them the way.&...

08.25.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority and the city of Carlsbad have reached an agreement that allows the Water Authority to begin negotiating with Poseidon Resources for purchasing water from the...

08.25.2011

Solar electric systems capable of producing approximately 2.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity combined per year are now in operation at three San Diego County Water Authority facilities.&...

08.17.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority’s San Vicente Dam Raise project, the largest water storage project in the region’s history, has reached another important construction phase. ...

07.28.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority this week completed a $139.9 million bond sale that will help reduce the cost of financing vital water supply reliability projects.

The sale, ...

07.28.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today largely concurred with the key findings contained in a recent San Diego County Grand Jury report on water rates.  The Board ...

07.12.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority today successfully completed bond sales of $86.63 million as part of its strategy to diversify its debt portfolio and reduce the rate volatility and cost of ...

07.01.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority’s long-term senior lien credit ratings of AA+, AA+ and Aa2 were affirmed today by Standard and Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s, respectively. In ...

06.23.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today adopted its 2010 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP).  The plan, a key forecast of regional water demands over the next 25 years...

06.23.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved a $1.42 billion budget to fund water purchases, capital expenditures, debt service and operating expenses from July 1, 2011...

06.16.2011

On June 9, it was announced that the San Diego Horticultural Society, in partnership with the San Diego County Water Authority, had won three awards at the 2011 San Diego County Fair & ...

06.16.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and ...

06.14.2011

San Diego ratepayers will pay nearly $23 million to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) this year to help fund local conservation and water supply development projects like...

06.06.2011

The Colorado River Municipal Utilities, consisting of Aurora Water, the Central Arizona Project, Denver Water, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Metropolitan Water District ...

05.17.2011

May 25 is the deadline for owners and managers of multifamily, commercial, industrial or public properties to sign up for a free checkup of their irrigation systems before the program ...

05.09.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority is inviting public review and comment on the 2010 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP), the agency’s long-range water resources planning tool. ...

05.06.2011

Twelve students from elementary schools across the county received recognition for their winning entries in the Be WaterSm"ART"

05.05.2011

As a part of California’s Water Awareness Month, the San Diego County Water Authority is inviting residents around the county to learn more about and discuss the region’s water ...

04.28.2011

Significant improvements in this year’s weather and water storage led the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today to end mandatory urban and agricultural water supply ...

04.28.2011

Over the past four years, urban water users in San Diego County have reduced their water use by 20 percent, according to the San Diego County Water Authority.  Now, a new countywide poll ...

04.12.2011

The following statement by Michael T. Hogan, chair of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors, is in response to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board ...

03.25.2011

In response to lowered short-term water demand forecasts, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors has deferred three capital projects totaling $68 million until at least...

03.24.2011

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved a resolution urging the state of California to move forward with long-delayed plans to restore the ...

03.11.2011

Monday, March 14 marks the start of Fix a Leak Week, and managers and owners of commercial or large residential properties can get help identifying leaks or other ways to improve their ...

01.27.2011

In response to reduced short-term water demand projections and changing economic circumstances, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved deferring the construction ...

01.19.2011

The San Vicente Pipeline Tunnel, a key component of the San Diego County Water Authority’s $1.5 billion Emergency Storage Project, is now complete. The 11-mile-long, 8.5-foot-diameter ...

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