News Release Archive: 2012

12.24.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority announced Monday that project financing for the Carlsbad Seawater Desalination Project has closed successfully, bringing with it $734 million in tax-exempt ...

12.19.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority is encouraging water-efficient landscapes with a new turf replacement incentive program designed to reduce irrigation at homes and businesses across the San ...

12.14.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority announced Friday that it had secured a favorable interest rate for financing a landmark desalination plant and pipeline that will save an estimated $200 ...

12.12.2012

A new study of the Colorado River Basin’s water future released Wednesday offers the most thorough assessment ever done on the topic and serves as an important framework for meeting water ...

12.12.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority is rehabilitating one of its main water lines in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego as part of a multi-decade program to extend the lifespan of 82 ...

11.29.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday voted to approve a landmark agreement to purchase up to 56,000 acre-feet of water annually from what will be the ...

11.21.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Nov. 29 will consider approval of a 30-year Water Purchase Agreement with Poseidon Resources, the private developer of a ...

11.15.2012

Small-business professionals can learn how to benefit from water- and energy-efficiency programs offered by the San Diego County Water Authority and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) from...

11.09.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s ongoing quest for fair water rates gained more pre-trial momentum on Friday after a Superior Court judge said he would coordinate the agency’s two ...

11.01.2012

As summer’s heat fades, the San Diego County Water Authority encourages residents to assess their outdoor watering needs and adjust their irrigation systems to reduce water waste. The end ...

10.25.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday continued reviewing the financial details of a proposed contract to buy water from a planned seawater desalination ...

10.18.2012

A landmark Colorado River study that the San Diego County Water Authority helped develop was honored Thursday by the U.S. Department of Interior. Interior Deputy Secretary David Hayes presented ...

10.17.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority's San Vicente Dam Raise project has reached another construction milestone -- the dam in Lakeside has topped out at its new full height of 337 feet...

09.27.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today elected new officers to lead the agency’s board for the next two years.

Thomas V. Wornham, retired executive vice ...

09.27.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority today released a proposed Water Purchase Agreement with Poseidon Resources, the private developer of the planned seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad. The...

09.13.2012

Final negotiations are continuing between the San Diego County Water Authority and Poseidon Resources on a 30-year agreement to purchase water from the proposed Carlsbad Seawater Desalination ...

09.13.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Lake Hodges Pumped Storage Project is now fully operational and delivering up to 40 megawatts of electricity to the region, helping San Diego Gas &...

09.10.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority, its member agencies and The Home Depot have teamed up for a series of San Diego County garden-friendly plant fairs this fall, which is the most successful ...

09.07.2012

Final negotiations are continuing between the San Diego County Water Authority and Poseidon Resources on a 30-year agreement to purchase water from the proposed Carlsbad Seawater Desalination ...

09.05.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer today ordered the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California immediately to begin producing documents relating to MWD’s 2011 ...

08.23.2012

While negotiations continue between the San Diego County Water Authority and Poseidon Resources on a 30-year water purchase agreement for water from the proposed Carlsbad Seawater Desalination ...

08.23.2012

San Diego County residents’ support for funding seawater desalination or other investments to enhance the reliability of the region’s water supplies has increased compared to last ...

08.20.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority is again teaming up with the San Diego Botanic Garden and MiraCosta College to offer a WaterSmart Landscaping Makeover Workshop Series beginning in mid-...

08.09.2012

At a special meeting of the Water Authority Board of Directors today, Water Authority staff announced that a proposed 30-year Water Purchase Agreement with Poseidon Resources to purchase ...

08.03.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer today rejected arguments made by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and other Southern California water agencies that they ...

07.25.2012

The following statement from San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Michael T. Hogan is in response to Gov. Jerry Brown and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announcing today a preferred ...

07.23.2012

In August, the San Diego County Water Authority will begin relining more than three miles of large-diameter water pipeline underneath parts of Mission Trails Regional Park and several major ...

07.02.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer today ruled that the San Diego County Water Authority’s legal challenge to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s 2011 and ...

06.28.2012

Today the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved wholesale water rates and charges for 2013.

The total cost for municipal and industrial untreated water...

06.08.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority Friday filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California over its adopted wholesale water rates for calendar years 2013 and 2014.&...

05.17.2012

Driven by rate increases from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Water Authority’s investments in more reliable water supplies and infrastructure projects, the ...

05.10.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority recently honored winners of two student competitions – the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair for middle and high school students, and the ...

05.01.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority received its 13th Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, which is the ...

04.26.2012

Today the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved extending a temporary agricultural water rate program through January 1, 2015.  The action provides the region’s...

04.24.2012

May is Water Awareness Month, and the San Diego County Water Authority is providing an array of free events and resources to help water users increase their knowledge of important water supply ...

04.19.2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- California’s 1st Appellate District Court of Appeal Thursday summarily denied a writ petition by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California seeking to prevent ...

04.10.2012

Disregarding public concern over rapidly rising water rates, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's board of directors today approved raising its “average” ...

04.04.2012

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court today for failing to release public documents as required by state law. The suit was filed by the San Diego ...

03.26.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority has submitted a proposal to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to cap its “average” rate increases for 2013 and 2014 at 3 percent. ...

03.23.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved outsourcing the operations and maintenance of its Lake Hodges Pumped Storage Projects to ...

03.22.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority today launched a Twitter feed, @MWDFacts, to help members of the public get important updates on ...

03.16.2012

Late Thursday afternoon, the First District Court of Appeal issued a preliminary order asking for further briefing on a request by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to prevent ...

03.15.2012

Documents obtained under the California Public Records Act describing how the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and a majority of its member agencies worked together behind closed ...

03.13.2012

A day after hearing heartfelt testimony from several dozen speakers from the San Diego region, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors today voted to follow its ...

03.12.2012

Documents obtained under the California Public Records Act from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and a majority of its member public water agencies and cities have revealed ...

03.07.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority today launched a new website – www.MWDFacts.com -- to provide greater information and transparency into ...

02.23.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today affirmed its support for securing a long-term fix to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta. It also pledged to continue to advocate ...

02.21.2012

San Diego County residents interested in making their yards and gardens more attractive and water efficient will have an opportunity to get information from gardening experts and save up to 50 ...

02.17.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer today reaffirmed his January 6 order granting discovery in the San Diego County Water Authority's lawsuit challenging 2011 and 2012 water rates ...

01.26.2012

San Diego County Water Authority staff reported today they are making significant progress toward finalizing a draft agreement for purchasing water from the Carlsbad Desalination Project.  ...

01.16.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority today responded to a report by the San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation that studied labor costs at the agency between 1999 and 2009. 

01.12.2012

The San Diego County Water Authority is encouraging students from second through sixth grade to enter its “Be WaterSm‘ART’ Essay Contest.”  The deadline for ...

01.09.2012

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the San Diego County Water Authority have entered into a long-term agreement that will help conserve San Diego ...

01.06.2012

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer today granted motions to allow discovery in the San Diego County Water Authority’s case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern ...

01.04.2012

Following today’s ruling by San Francisco Judge Richard A. Kramer, three of the San Diego County Water Authority’s additional causes of action will be heard as part of a lawsuit it filed in ...

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