News Release Archive: 2016

12.14.2016

In its first year of operations, the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant produced enough high-quality, drought-proof water from the Pacific Ocean to ...

11.07.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority and its 24 member agencies, in partnership with Solana Center for Environmental ...

10.19.2016

The San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program partnership is offering a new grant-funded financial incentive for qualified participants who upgrade residential turf lawns to landscapes that provide ...

10.17.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority today received a top national award from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) for its commitment to improving the ...

09.30.2016

As the 2016 water year comes to a close today, San Diego County Water Authority officials said that the region’s projected water supplies will be sufficient to meet demand in 2017 and beyond, but...

09.22.2016

The next two years of leadership on the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors were cemented today with the election of the agency’s Board officers, whose terms will begin Oct. 1...

09.21.2016

Storms drawing moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Paine have delivered enough rain across San Diego County that irrigation systems should be turned off for at least 48 hours after the ...

08.25.2016

As another school year begins, the San Diego County Water Authority is once again offering water-themed resources for schools, teachers and students across the region – and many of the ...

07.28.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority is seeking to reduce energy costs for water projects in the region following a decision today by the Board of Directors to pursue a contract with the Western ...

07.26.2016

A new outreach and education campaign launched today by the San Diego County Water Authority encourages the region to Live

07.22.2016

The Emergency & Carryover Storage Project, a multi-decade effort of the San Diego County Water Authority to increase the reliability and resiliency of the region’s water system, won an Award ...

07.08.2016

The San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program, a grant-funded partnership created by the San Diego County Water Authority, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the

06.23.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today adopted rate increases of 6.4 percent for untreated water and 5.9 percent for treated water in 2017, near the low end of projections ...

06.23.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today adopted the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan, which identifies strategies for the region to maintain its safe and reliable water supply...

06.17.2016

Carlsbad, CA – The Carlsbad Desalination Project was recognized for “stretching taxpayer dollars through cooperation between the public and private sectors” by the San Diego County Taxpayers ...

06.16.2016

Preliminary data released by the San Diego County Water Authority show that from June 2015 through May 2016, the San Diego region reduced its potable water use 22 percent compared to the same ...

06.09.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority this week priced a $340 million bond sale that will reduce the cost of financing vital water supply reliability projects over the next two decades.

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06.09.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies have sufficient water supplies to meet demands even during three additional dry years and won’t be subject to state-mandated water-use...

06.02.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority has released a succinct yet engaging new documentary series that highlights the major events in the San Diego region’s ongoing quest for safe and reliable ...

05.25.2016

S&P Global Ratings today announced that it has upgraded the San Diego County Water Authority’s senior lien credit rating to AAA, a boon for

05.24.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority staff has proposed increasing rates charged to member agencies by 6.4 percent for untreated water and 5.9 percent for treated water in calendar year 2017, ...

05.23.2016

Preliminary data released by the San Diego County Water Authority show that the San Diego region continues to beat the state’s aggregate water savings target, reducing cumulative potable water ...

05.19.2016

“We appreciate the State Water Board’s willingness to revise its regulation by allowing water agencies to certify the adequacy of their supplies to meet demands. This will allow agencies to ...

04.29.2016

The development of drought-resilient water resources and a sustained emphasis on water-use efficiency mean that San Diego County will continue to have a safe and reliable water supply for decades, ...

04.25.2016

Preliminary data released today by the San Diego County Water Authority show that the San Diego area is continuing to beat the state’s aggregate savings target for the region, reducing potable ...

04.22.2016

The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant has been honored with a Global Water Award as the Desalination Plant of the Year for 2016 by Global Water Intelligence, publisher of ...

04.13.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority today filed its fourth lawsuit against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, alleging that <...

03.29.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority has launched two new resources to help homeowners and landscape professionals increase water-use efficiency countywide and make

03.28.2016

After losing a landmark judgment in 2015, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must pay $8.9 million in attorneys’ fees to the San Diego County Water Authority, a San Francisco ...

03.18.2016

Preliminary data released today by the San Diego County Water Authority show that the region reduced potable water use by 21 percent from June through February, outperforming the state’s ...

03.10.2016

State regulators have certified the supply of potable water from the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant as drought-resilient, reducing the regional impacts of emergency water-use ...

03.09.2016

As part of the regional effort to reduce water waste, the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies are again partnering with the local chapter of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling ...

02.25.2016

Following a national search to select the agency’s top legal officer, the San Diego County Water Authority today named Mark J. Hattam

02.10.2016

As the days get longer, the San Diego County Water Authority and 11 member agencies once again are partnering with several local The Home Depot stores to offer discounts on water-efficient plants ...

02.05.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority is working with state regulators to certify the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant as a drought-resilient local supply source that will reduce ...

01.27.2016

The San Diego County Water Authority and member agencies will hold a series of free classes starting in February that teach homeowners steps to designing and implementing successful <...

01.14.2016

The San Diego region has been awarded $31.1 million in grant money by the state Department of Water Resources for a variety of projects that will increase local water supplies, decrease water ...

01.13.2016

The San Diego region posted an 18 percent decrease in urban potable water use in December and remains on track to meet the state’s aggregate regional goal through February, according to ...

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