News Release Term: Water Supply

12.07.2017

The San Diego region will benefit from a historic water conservation-and-transfer agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District at least through 2047 after the San ...

10.03.2017

A new website and two animated videos released today by the San Diego County Water Authority underscore the agency’s commitment to promote greater awareness and acceptance of potable water reuse ...

09.29.2017

Thanks to a decades-long supply diversification strategy and continued efficient use of water, the San Diego County Water Authority announced today that the region is in a ...

07.11.2017

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

01.26.2017

Record-setting winter precipitation in the Northern Sierra, coupled with heavy local rainfall and a significant snowpack

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

10.13.2015

The San Diego region recorded its fourth consecutive month of significant water-use reductions since state mandates started in June, decreasing urban potable water use by 26 percent in September ...

10.01.2015

Despite strong El Niño conditions that could generate above-average rainfall in Southern California, the San Diego ...

09.24.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today approved a new agreement with U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to study seawater intake options for a potential ...

08.27.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority is launching the 2015 update of its Urban Water Management Plan, which includes a forecast of water demands and a detailed evaluation of the supplies necessary ...

07.09.2015

“The future of the Bay-Delta is important to all Californians, as is the strategy that the state adopts to address the Bay-Delta’s many costly and complex environmental and water supply ...

06.29.2015

After more than two years of work, Carlsbad Desalination Project crews installed the final segment of the 10-mile conveyance pipeline that connects the Carlsbad Desalination Plant to the San Diego ...

06.16.2015

Construction crews are starting the process to repair a faulty connection between two large-diameter water pipes in San Marcos after a leaky pipe coupling was discovered this morning.

The...

06.01.2015

The period for local water agencies to start achieving state-mandated water-use targets starts today, making it critical for homes and businesses across San Diego County to immediately limit ...

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 ...

05.07.2015

New regional drought-response measures recommended by the San Diego County Water Authority’s staff would assist local water agencies in meeting state mandated water-use reduction targets by ...

05.06.2015

“The San Diego County Water Authority appreciates efforts by the State Water Resources Control Board to significantly reduce water use statewide in response to the governor’s executive order ...

04.14.2015

Facing unprecedented drought conditions, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s board of directors on Tuesday approved a 15 percent water supply cutback to the San Diego ...

04.09.2015

The San Diego County Water Authority is calling on residents across the region to significantly increase water conservation as it works with state regulators to improve draft water-use regulations ...

04.01.2015

“Today’s call to action by the governor and the record low April snowpack emphasize just how urgent water conservation is for San Diego County and the rest of California. While we are still ...

02.24.2015

Residents, businesses and growers across San Diego County can help the region save much-needed water for the next few weeks by turning off their irrigation systems and letting winter storms meet ...

01.15.2015

Water use in the San Diego region plummeted by 29 percent in December 2014 compared to the same month a year earlier, evidence that many residents, businesses and farmers turned off their ...

12.30.2014

A storm expected to drop rain and snow across San Diego County today and tomorrow should make it easy to start 2015 by saving water – a great New Year’s resolution for everyone in the ...

12.02.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority urges residents and businesses to turn off their irrigation systems and leave them off for up to two weeks following a storm that is expected to deliver ...

11.14.2014

Driven by extremely high temperatures, potable water use in San Diego County rose 6 percent in October 2014 compared to October 2013.  The year-over-year increase follows water use decreases ...

11.10.2014

The San Diego region has been awarded more than $15 million in fast-tracked funding by the state Department of Water Resources for a variety of projects aimed at increasing local water supplies and...

11.05.2014

“We salute the residents of San Diego County for their strong and enduring commitment to a safe and reliable water supply as shown by their support for the state water bond – ...

10.29.2014

Gov. Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins today rallied support for Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion state water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot, during a visit to the San Diego County Water ...

10.16.2014

Water use in San Diego County dropped 4 percent in September 2014 compared to September 2013 even though temperatures last month were higher than average and far higher than they were the prior ...

09.11.2014

Water use in San Diego County dropped 6 percent in August 2014 compared to August 2013 even though temperatures last month were warmer than average – another sign that water conservation ...

08.28.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today voted unanimously to support Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion state water bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot. If passed by ...

08.14.2014

With mandatory water-use restrictions now in effect, the San Diego County Water Authority will ramp up its water conservation campaign by making information more accessible online, expanding ...

08.13.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority today announced its full support for Senate Bill 866 (Wolk/Steinberg) and Assembly Bill 1471 (Rendon/Atkins), companion $7.545 billion state water bond measures...

07.24.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously activated the next stage of the region’s drought response plan and declared a Drought Alert condition ...

07.15.2014

In response to deepening drought conditions and new statewide directives, the San Diego County Water Authority staff will recommend that the agency’s Board of Directors activate the next ...

06.03.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority is urging state and federal officials to be more transparent and thorough in explaining the fundamental financial components of a proposed $25 billion project ...

05.29.2014

The 10-mile pipeline that will connect the Carlsbad Desalination Plant to the San Diego County Water Authority’s distribution system is 50 percent complete, Poseidon Water and the Water ...

05.22.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday approved a formal resolution supporting the city of San Diego’s proposed large-scale water recycling project Pure ...

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 ...

04.29.2014

Supported by civic and business leaders, the San Diego County Water Authority on Tuesday unveiled a new regional campaign to encourage additional voluntary water conservation in response to ...

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 ...

02.27.2014

Heavy rains expected across the San Diego region over the next few days will allow residents and businesses to turn off their sprinkler systems for at least a week, saving a large volume of ...

02.21.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority and U-T San Diego are partnering to provide timely advice about water conservation every Saturday in the Home & Garden section of the newspaper. Starting on...

02.19.2014

"We applaud the rapid response and leadership demonstrated by California's leaders today – Governor Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Steinberg and Speaker Pérez

02.14.2014

Today – Valentine’s Day – the San Diego County Water Authority kicks off its second annual smartphone photo contest designed to showcase how people cherish the region’s most...

02.13.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday unanimously called upon the region’s residents, businesses and institutions to increase water conservation efforts ...

02.10.2014

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors is accelerating its schedule to address unprecedented drought conditions in California. The Board will consider urging increased ...

01.17.2014

Despite a statewide drought declaration on Friday, the San Diego County Water Authority has adequate supplies for 2014 because of local investments in diverse and more reliable water supplies ...

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 ...

11.22.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s draft water facilities master plan and Climate Action Plan were released for public review today, along with an environmental analysis of the two ...

11.04.2013

Three local lead agencies, working with a wide range of public and private stakeholders, have completed the 2013 San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Plan and submitted it to the ...

10.24.2013

Healthy reservoir storage levels, strong regional water conservation efforts and growing water transfers from the Colorado River mean San Diego County will have sufficient water supplies for ...

10.15.2013

Ten years after the historic water pact was signed at Hoover Dam, the San Diego County Water Authority is commemorating the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement, or QSA, for ...

10.10.2013

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed Water Authority-sponsored legislation designed to advance water recycling statewide. Senate Bill 322, carried by State Sen. Ben Hueso of San Diego, is expected ...

08.22.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday said the agency is advancing plans that align with recommendations issued by the San Diego County Grand Jury in its ...

08.16.2013

An unprecedented reduction in reservoir releases on the Colorado River announced Friday by the Bureau of Reclamation won’t cut water supplies to agencies in San Diego County or the rest of...

08.01.2013

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly on Wednesday entered a judgment validating the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement and rejecting all of the ...

07.25.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday provided guidance to staff on the scope of its proposed analysis of alternatives for fixing water supply reliability ...

06.20.2013

The latest version of the San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Plan was released today for public review, a critical step in making the region eligible for $45 million in state grant ...

06.04.2013

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Lloyd G. Connelly on Tuesday validated the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement and rejected all of the remaining legal challenges to the ...

05.02.2013

As temperatures soared to summer-like highs across the San Diego region on Thursday, the California Department of Water Resources’ final survey of the spring confirmed significantly below-...

04.25.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday received updates about two potential capital projects to meet the region’s long-term need for water through 2035...

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...

03.14.2013

The California Natural Resources Agency on Thursday released the first four of 12 draft chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The plan proposes new water intakes and tunnels and ...

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...

02.12.2013

The San Diego County Water Authority on Valentine’s Day kicks off a five-week smartphone photo contest designed to showcase how people cherish the region’s most precious natural ...

01.15.2013

A Superior Court judge on Tuesday granted the San Diego County Water Authority’s motion to amend a lawsuit against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

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 &...

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...

04.04.2012

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 ...

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.  ...

01.06.2012

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

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...

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 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...

06.06.2011

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 ...

05.09.2011

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. ...

05.05.2011

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 ...

04.12.2011

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 ...

07.22.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved key terms for purchasing water from the nation's largest seawater desalination facility in Carlsbad.

Today's action ...

07.19.2010

The All-American Canal Lining Project (AACLP), a major water conservation project whose benefits include improving San Diego County’s water supply reliability, has won the American Public Works ...

06.28.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department recently jointly received the 2010 Public Water Agency of the Year Award of Distinction from the Global ...

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 ...

05.27.2010

Taking into account continued cutbacks to the region’s imported water supplies, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors voted today to continue current limits on water deliveries ...

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 ...

04.22.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies today, which provides a framework for on...

03.03.2010

The following statement is in response to the latest statewide snowpack survey conducted by the state Department of Water Resources, which indicated snowpack water content is 107 percent of normal ...

01.29.2010

Despite today’s report by the California Department of Water Resources that snowpack water content is 115 percent of normal statewide, significant long-term challenges still remain to improving ...

01.28.2010

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today voted to adopt a position of support for an $11.14 billion state water bond, which will appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot.

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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 ...

11.04.2009

The San Diego County Water Authority praised the California Legislature’s approval early today of a landmark package of legislation that aims to make long-term improvements in statewide water ...

10.27.2009

The San Diego County Water Authority announced today that it has hired Sandra Kerl as deputy general manager.  Kerl, currently serving as La Mesa’s city manager, will join the Water ...

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 ...

05.28.2009

To lessen the impact of water supply reductions on the San Diego region, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today authorized the general manager to acquire up to 20,000 ...

04.30.2009

The Imperial Irrigation District, San Diego County Water Authority, state Department of Water Resources and Bureau of Reclamation today celebrated the pending completion of the All-American Canal ...

04.23.2009

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors, responding to reduced water supplies caused by regulatory restrictions on water deliveries from Northern California, lingering drought, and ...

04.23.2009

A new poll commissioned by the San Diego County Water Authority shows widespread awareness of water supply challenges, strong backing of water conservation measures and mandatory restrictions, and ...

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 ...

02.27.2009

The chair of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today applauded Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to proclaim a state of emergency due to drought conditions and ...

02.20.2009

The chair of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors said today’s state Department of Water Resources announcement that State Water Project deliveries will not increase despite ...

01.30.2009

In the wake of a well-below-normal statewide snow survey this week, the chair of the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today urged residents and businesses around the region to be...

12.15.2008

A statement from Maureen Stapleton, General Manager, San Diego County Water Authority on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new biological opinion on Delta smelt that will guide operations of the ...

10.30.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority intensified its call for immediate water conservation following the state Department of Water Resources’ (DWR) October 30 announcement to limit water ...

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.

08.29.2008

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 ...

07.23.2008

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has approved a grant package worth at least $20.6 million that will provide funding for 20 local projects designed to improve the San Diego region...

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 ...

05.12.2008

The Coachella Canal Lining Project, a critical component of the San Diego County Water Authority’s effort to diversify its water supply, has received two distinguished awards recognizing the ...

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 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 ...

01.24.2008

SAN DIEGO—The board of directors of the San Diego County Water Authority today approved terms for an agreement with the Semitropic-Rosamond Water Bank Authority (SRWBA) to store between 60,000 ...

01.23.2008

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors yesterday agreed to sponsor legislation that would encourage the development of more conservation partnership programs between water agencies...

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...

12.12.2007


The San Diego County Water Authority has completed construction and testing of two 18-inch diameter wells that will help triple the current output of the city of Oceanside’s Mission Basin...

12.06.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority Board today officially approved implementing Stage 2 of the region's Drought Management Plan, "supply enhancement," to address water supply challenges facing ...

12.03.2007

Beginning Oct. 29, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will join a majority of the nation's public water suppliers in adding fluoride to its treated water supplies. Metropolitan'...

11.27.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority said the state Department of Water Resources' announcement Monday of a low initial allocation of water deliveries to the State Water Project (SWP) was expected ...

11.19.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority has hired longtime Imperial Valley journalist Darren Simon to serve as its senior public affairs representative in Imperial Valley.

Simon, a ...

09.19.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority today launched www.20gallonchallenge.com, a Web site dedicated to supporting the region's "20-Gallon Challenge" ...

08.31.2007

Today in Fresno, U. S. District Court Judge Oliver W. Wanger announced a series of severe restrictions on the operations of the massive pumps that supply water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin ...

07.03.2007

The San Diego County Water Authority is issuing an urgent call for homeowners and businesses throughout San Diego County to curtail all unnecessary water use between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. through the ...

06.11.2007

Who: San Diego County Water Authority, the City of San Diego, and the County of San Diego are seeking public comment on the jointly prepared Integrated Regional Water Management Plan.

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 ...

05.08.2007


The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors has accepted an offer by the Imperial Irrigation District to settle all disputes over the mitigation of third-party socio-economic ...

04.09.2007

The U. S. Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in San Francisco has dismissed the most significant challenge to the lining of the All-American Canal and has lifted the court-imposed injunction ...

02.22.2007

The newest public opinion survey conducted for the San Diego County Water Authority shows that increasing numbers of San Diego County residents are ready for drought-tolerant landscapes for their ...

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...

04.27.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved moving forward with the full construction of the All American Canal Lining Project by adding  $38.3 million to its ...

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 ...

03.28.2006

In early February, the county experienced what could be a recurring situation this summer when treated water deliveries were halted for several days. With a potentially hot, dry summer ahead, the ...

03.23.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today reviewed a draft of a drought management plan designed to protect the region’s $150 billion economy and the quality of life of 3 ...

02.12.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority resumed delivery of treated water to its member agencies in San Diego County. Deliveries had been stopped since February 5, so the Metropolitan Water District ...

02.07.2006

In response to the ongoing unseasonably warm temperatures and windy conditions, The San Diego County Water Authority has issued an urgent request for increased water conservation throughout the ...

01.12.2006

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today unanimously approved construction and financing agreements between the Water Authority, the Imperial Irrigation District and U.S. ...

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 ...

07.28.2005

The results of a recent public opinion survey conducted for the San Diego County Water Authority, shows that many San Diego County residents support the development of local water resources over ...

07.21.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority board members and community and labor representatives cut a ribbon on a 102-inch pipe today to officially begin the largest construction project in Water ...

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. ...

04.28.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved an agreement with the city of Carlsbad that defines how the two agencies plan to work together to develop a regional seawater ...

04.19.2005

After several months of negotiations, staff from the city of Carlsbad and the San Diego County Water Authority have reached a proposed interagency agreement on the development of a regional ...

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 ...

01.19.2005

The San Diego County Water Authority formally opened its new outreach office in El Centro today with an open house and reception. The office will be staffed by Grace Sesma, Water Authority public ...

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 ...

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 ...

08.12.2004

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized staff to convene meetings with key stakeholders in the development of a regional seawater desalination project at the Encina...

07.22.2004

Editors Note: The full report on the 2004 Public Opinion Poll is available
2004 Public Opinion Survey Report

07.14.2004

The San Diego County Water Authority will continue to aggressively pursue a diversified water supply portfolio in light of today’s State Supreme Court ruling denying its appeal on preferential ...

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 ...

05.27.2004

The largest commitment to seawater desalination in the nation, a new regional water treatment plant in North County and additional water storage for drought protection should be a part of San Diego...

05.04.2004

Petition for Review

In its continuing fight to eliminate a system it deems illegal and unfair, the San Diego ...

04.08.2004

Vowing to continue its fight to eliminate a system it deems unfair and illegal, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today voted to appeal a recent appellate court ruling ...

01.29.2004

The San Diego County Water Authority board today voted to suspend development negotiations with Poseidon Resources for a seawater desalination facility at the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad. The ...

01.29.2004

Entering in to its second hydroelectric power purchase deal in the last two months, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved a 25-year agreement to sell electricity ...

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 ...

12.18.2003

Federal officials have given the final clearance to begin the historic transfer of water from the Imperial Irrigation District to the San Diego County Water Authority, officials with the Water ...

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 ...

10.10.2003

After eight years of negotiations, representatives from the San Diego County Water Authority and three water agencies met in Los Angeles today to sign documents required to implement the ...

09.25.2003

In a historic action culminating more than a decade of planning and years of negotiations, the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today unanimously approved the Quantification ...

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

The San Diego County Water Authority's plans to develop a seawater desalination facility continue to move forward as a result of recent legislative advocacy and action. The Water Authority board of...

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 ...

08.21.2003

The last-minute rejection of a historic Colorado River accord Wednesday by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California threatens to end hopes for lasting peace and certainty over ...

07.24.2003

San Diego County residents overwhelmingly support the San Diego County Water Authority's program to diversify its water supply portfolio through the development of new water resources, according to...

07.03.2003

The U.S Bureau of Reclamation's proposed reduction of Imperial Irrigation District's 2003 water order is yet another action connected to a divisive and unnecessary water rights litigation that if ...

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...

06.26.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Southern California Edison (SCE) to explore the feasibility of building a ...

05.22.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today took two more steps forward in the development of the Water Authority Seawater Desalination Project at the Encina Power Plant in ...

05.22.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors, responding to a presentation on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's "Report on Metropolitan's Water Supplies," voiced ...

05.22.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today unanimously voted to support two pieces of state legislation that are key to successful completion of the Quantification Settlement ...

04.15.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority will host a unique water magic show as a part of the Month of the Military Child for the kids of Miramar Marine Air Station Thursday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m. in...

03.27.2003

Resolution

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors passed a resolution Thursday supporting legislation critical to implementing the proposed Quantification Settlement ...

02.27.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today authorized the Water Authority to join the United States Desalination Coalition, a non-profit organization formed to advocate at the ...

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 ...

01.15.2003

The San Diego County Water Authority and the Imperial Irrigation District have signed the largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer in history.

The agencies reached agreement on Dec. 31...

12.31.2002

The largest agriculture-to-urban water transfer in history received final approval Tuesday afternoon following votes of the Imperial Irrigation District board of directors ratifying a complex set ...

12.19.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors in a special meeting today authorized General Manager Maureen Stapleton to complete agreements associated with the Colorado River ...

11.14.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today took another step toward the development of the region’s first large-scale seawater desalination project. The approval of a term ...

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 ...

10.24.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today approved the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA) term sheet that includes revisions to the 1998 Imperial Irrigation District – ...

10.16.2002

LA QUINTA-Following two months of negotiations led by Speaker Emeritus Robert Hertzberg with the assistance of Assemblyman Dennis Hollingsworth and state and federal officials, four California ...

09.27.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors has endorsed Proposition 50, the $3.4 billion state bond initiative that would provide funds to address economic and environmental concerns ...

09.26.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved the development and implementation of a Conservation Awareness Information Campaign at the regularly scheduled meeting today. The ...

08.26.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority Friday released details of a proposed restructured water transfer agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) that directly responds to concerns ...

07.17.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority has completed a second round of lab tests on samples of its treated water supply and found no presence of coliform bacteria. Samples from the Authority’s ...

07.16.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority today notified its member agencies that routine testing conducted on its water supply has detected the possible presence of bacteria, (not E. coli bacteria).

03.26.2002

The Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Water Transfer Agreement between the San Diego County Water Authority and the Imperial Irrigation District will be the ...

02.28.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors voted to appeal the trial court's dismissal of the lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to determine ...

02.28.2002

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors voted to appeal the trial court's dismissal of the lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to determine ...

02.27.2002

San Francisco Superior Court Judge James J. McBride sustained a demurrer filed by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California against a lawsuit filed by the San Diego County Water ...

02.27.2002

San Francisco Superior Court Judge James J. McBride sustained a demurrer filed by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California against a lawsuit filed by the San Diego County Water ...

11.09.2001

California State Senator Sheila Kuehl's Senate Natural Resources and Wildlife Committee held an informational hearing this week in Santa Monica to hear testimony about environmental issues ...

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...

06.05.2001

(San Francisco, CA) — In a decision that validates the San Diego County Water Authority’s belief that it is unfair and illegal to exclude San Diego representation at closed door meetings of the...

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 ...

01.25.2001

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors today voted to seek legal clarification of an antiquated formula used by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to ...

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