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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 and…
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 months…
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. When completed…
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 water…
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 ratepayers who will benefit from lower financing costs…
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, similar…
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 use 21…
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 tailor…
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 water…
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 periodicals for…
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 MWD’s newly adopted rates for 2017…
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 WaterSmart living a permanent way…
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 aggregate…
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 mandates…
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…

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