News Release Term: Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

07.27.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today approved a milestone project in the agency’s Pipeline Relining Program, authorizing the contract to ...

07.18.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority this week issued a Request for Proposals for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego that could

07.11.2017

Today the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, along with dozens of local water leaders and stakeholders, celebrated ...

01.24.2017

Crews from the San Diego County Water Authority on Friday finished inspecting a five-mile segment of pipeline using a pioneering technology that advances the agency’s legacy of innovative and ...

01.05.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego on Wednesday took a step toward the possibility of helping the region meet its future energy needs through a new pumped storage ...

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 ...

05.28.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority’s general manager on Thursday recommended a $1.5 billion budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, up 2 percent from the current two-year budget due largely to ...

07.16.2014

The largest water storage project in San Diego County history is complete, providing the region with a critical hedge against future water shortages.

The San Vicente Dam Raise project adds ...

06.26.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority today cut its current two-year budget by $37 million, or 2.5 percent, as part of its ongoing effort to reduce costs, adopt efficiencies and leverage ...

03.27.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously adopted an updated water facilities master plan and a Climate Action Plan, along with an environmental ...

01.07.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority on Thursday will hold a public hearing on three related draft documents that together will provide strategic direction through 2035 for building capital ...

06.27.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday approved wholesale water rates for calendar year 2014 and adopted a $1.5 billion budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015...

05.16.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority “has made substantial progress in diversifying  water supply sources” that bolster the region’s economy and quality of life, the San ...

03.26.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s multifaceted plan for diversifying the region’s water supplies is a model for other communities around the West, according to a report released Tuesday by...

03.08.2013

The Carlsbad Desalination Project was honored Thursday in New York as the “North American Water Deal of the Year” for 2012 by Project Finance, an international trade publication that...

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 &...

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. ...

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...

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...

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 ...

04.23.2010

Construction crews in the next few months will begin the main construction phase of the San Vicente Dam Raise Project, the largest dam-raise project in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the ...

04.23.2010

Construction crews in the next few months will begin the main construction phase of the San Vicente Dam Raise Project, the largest dam-raise project in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the ...

01.21.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority on Wednesday successfully completed bond sales of $627 million to provide continued funding for the Water Authority’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). ...

12.17.2009

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved issuing up to $686 million in debt, Water Revenue Bonds Series, 2010A and 2010B, to provide continued funding of its Capital ...

12.08.2009

The San Diego County Water Authority completed construction of its Otay 14 Flow Control expansion project, preparing it for connection to a new 36-inch Otay Water District pipeline. When complete ...

07.09.2009

Construction is under way for the San Vicente Dam Raise project – the tallest dam raise ever in the United States and a vital component of the San Diego County Water Authority’s long-term plan ...

06.25.2009

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved a $1.65 billion, two-year budget to fund water purchases, debt service, capital improvements and Water Authority operations ...

03.19.2009

The nation’s largest dam raise project came one step closer to getting underway today as the San Diego County Water Authority received six construction contract bids for the second phase of the ...

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.

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 ...

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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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 ...

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...

06.28.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved a $1.48 billion budget for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 that funds the agency’s operations and capital improvements, a 10.4 ...

05.24.2007

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed San Diego County Water Authority board member Bill Knutson to the Colorado River Board of California as the Water Authority's representative on the board.<...

05.24.2007

 

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today accepted a report from the San Diego County Grand Jury commending the Water Authority's efforts to provide a reliable ...

05.25.2006

Addressing the need to increase water conservation efforts as part of the region’s long-term water reliability strategy, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved the...

05.23.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority continued to assess repairs needed on Pipeline 3, an untreated water pipeline that failed May 16 in Mission Trails Regional Park. The damaged pipeline was ...

05.16.2006

At approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning the San Diego County Water Authority experienced a failure in an untreated water pipeline in Mission Trails Regional Park releasing a large quantity of water...

03.31.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority's ongoing effort to diversify its water supply portfolio and ensure reliability took another step forward with the release of two draft environmental impact ...

12.06.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority celebrated the groundbreaking of the first-ever Water Authority-owned water treatment plant. The Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant will be located just ...

09.08.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors took action at a special meeting today to approve construction of a 100-million gallon per day water treatment plant. The plant will help ...

06.23.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved a $1.338 billion budget for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 that funds the agency’s operations and capital improvements. The ...

06.02.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority today announced the completion of its first wetland creation project, eight acres at the northeast end of the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Encinitas. ...

04.15.2005

Assignment Editors and Reporters:
Editors & Reporters Note: For a virtual tour of the dam project please click here: Olivenhain Dam Tour

 

Olivenhain Dam and ...

02.11.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir project has been selected one of five merit finalists in the worldwide 2005 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement ...

01.21.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority and the Helix Water District today dedicated the new Moreno-Lakeside Pipeline. The new 4.7-mile pipeline will provide up to 80-million gallons per day of ...

11.18.2004

Moving rapidly to increase the San Diego region’s ability to produce needed supplies of treated water, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved the required ...

09.10.2004


Editors & Reporters Note:

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08.26.2004

Taking the next critical step towards water supply diversity and reliability today, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors approved a long-range financial plan for its Capital ...

06.24.2004

Confirming its commitment to water supply diversity and reliability, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors approved the addition of the Regional Water Facilities Master Plan ...

05.10.2004


Editors & Reporters Note:

For a virtual tour of the dam project please click here: Olivenhain ...

01.15.2004

The San Diego County Water Authority reached a major milestone today in its Emergency Storage Project. The Water Authority board of directors certified the final Subsequent Environmental Impact ...

11.20.2003

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11.19.2003

On Nov.18 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the San Diego County Water Authority discovered water flowing out of an air release/vacuum valve structure on the agency’s Pipeline 5. The structure is ...

11.06.2003


Editor/Reporter Note:

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10.23.2003

Archer Western Contractors has been selected by the Hartford, the bond company for the San Diego County Water Authority’s Moreno-Lakeside Pipeline, as the completion contractor for the ...

09.04.2003

More than 600 people were on hand today as the San Diego County Water Authority dedicated the new Olivenhain Dam and Reservoir. San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy, County Supervisor Pam Slater and San ...

08.28.2003

In a move to continue addressing the need for additional water treatment capacity for the San Diego region, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized the continued ...

06.27.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors yesterday approved a multiyear budget of $439.5 million and $461.1 million for fiscal years 2004 and 2005, respectively. The move to a ...

06.27.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors yesterday authorized staff to continue design of the Water Authority's first water treatment facility for up to a 100 million-gallon-per-day...

01.23.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized the release of a "Notice of Preparation" for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report on the draft Water Facilities ...

11.08.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority will drain and inspect two Second Aqueduct untreated water pipelines November 10 to 21 as part of its Aqueduct Protection Program.

The pipelines ...

10.24.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved actions to expand its water treatment policies and to solicit proposals for design, construction and operation of additional ...

06.28.2001

The board of directors of the San Diego County Water Authority today approved a $436 million budget for fiscal year 2002 that allows the Water Authority to continue providing a safe, reliable water...

05.24.2001

In a move aimed at ensuring a reliable water supply for the San Diego region, the San Diego County Water Authority’s board of directors today voted to increase the basic cost of water to its ...

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