News Release Term: Rates

09.27.2017

The California Supreme Court today denied a petition by the San Diego County Water Authority to review an appellate court ruling in a case of statewide significance over rates set by the Los ...

07.31.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority on Monday petitioned California’s highest court to review an issue of statewide significance – whether the Metropolitan Water ...

06.27.2017

In the wake of one of the most significant droughts in California’s history, public confidence in the reliability of the San Diego region’s water supply has grown ...

06.22.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today adopted a $1.58 billion budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, representing a 2 percent increase from the current two-year budget ...

05.25.2017

The San Diego County Water Authority’s general manager on Thursday recommended a $1.6 billion budget for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, up 2 percent from the current two-year...

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 <...

11.19.2015

A final judgment entered in San Francisco Superior Court late Wednesday affirms victories by the San Diego County Water Authority in both phases of two landmark lawsuits challenging rates set by ...

10.10.2015

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled late Friday that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California owes the San Diego County Water Authority $43.4 million in prejudgment interest, ...

09.09.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority on Wednesday priced a $195 million bond sale that will reduce the cost of financing vital water supply reliability projects over the next two decades.

08.28.2015

A San Francisco Superior Court judge today issued a final decision that says the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must pay the San Diego County Water Authority $188.3 million plus...

04.29.2015

The second phase of the San Diego County Water Authority’s landmark rate case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California ended today in San Francisco Superior Court. A ...

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 ...

05.19.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority has proposed rates and charges for 2015 that support the agency’s commitment to water conservation during the statewide drought, help maintain its solid ...

04.08.2014

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday raised rates for 2015 and 2016 despite having projected cash reserves of $840 million – an amount that is $352 million above ...

02.25.2014

In a major victory for the San Diego County Water Authority and water ratepayers throughout San Diego County, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow today tentatively ruled ...

12.23.2013

Lawyers for the San Diego County Water Authority on Monday wrapped up their case against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, concluding a five-day ...

09.20.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority on Friday asked a San Francisco Superior Court judge to declare illegal and unenforceable contract language used by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water ...

07.24.2013

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has set Dec. 17 as the trial start date for the San Diego County Water Authority’s two lawsuits challenging rates set by the Los Angeles-based ...

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...

05.15.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority on Wednesday announced that it will propose increasing rates charged to its member agencies by 2.6 percent for untreated water and 3.5 percent for treated ...

03.30.2013

The San Francisco Superior Court has affirmed the San Diego County Water Authority’s key legal arguments despite ruling Friday that Proposition 26 does not apply to the Water Authority’s 2010 ...

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 ...

07.02.2012

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 ...

06.08.2012

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.&...

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...

04.19.2012

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 ...

04.04.2012

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. ...

03.16.2012

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 ...

02.17.2012

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 ...

01.06.2012

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 ...

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 ...

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.&...

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 ...

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...

06.14.2011

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...

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 ...

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 ...

06.24.2010

After weighing a number of options designed to ensure the successful construction of the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors ...

06.24.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today adopted rates and charges for water purchased in calendar year 2011 by the Water Authority’s 24 member retail agencies.  The ...

06.10.2010

   The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today unanimously approved filing suit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California challenging the 2011 and ...

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 ...

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 ...

04.14.2009

In response to continuing drought conditions and regulatory restrictions on water supplies from Northern California, water supply deliveries from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern ...

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 ...

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 ...

07.01.2002

The board of directors of the San Diego County Water Authority approved a new system of rates and charges to fairly allocate the costs of providing water and other services to member agencies. The ...

07.01.2002

The board of directors of the San Diego County Water Authority approved a $479.9 million budget that will allow the Water Authority to continue providing a safe, reliable water supply to the region...

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