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12.14.2015
Operations are under way at the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant, which was dedicated today by more than 600 elected officials, community leaders and…
12.10.2015
San Diego County continued its streak of significant water savings in November, when urban potable water use decreased by 15 percent compared to November 2013, according to preliminary data released…
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 the…
11.18.2015
Urban potable water use in the San Diego region decreased by 19 percent in October compared to October 2013 despite record-setting heat, according to preliminary data released today by the San Diego…
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…
10.10.2015
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, in…
10.01.2015
Despite strong El Niño conditions that could generate above-average rainfall in Southern California, the San Diego County Water Authority today urged residents and businesses to maintain…
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 desalination…
09.22.2015
Once again this fall, the San Diego County Water Authority and 11 member agencies have partnered with The Home Depot to offer significant savings on water-efficient plants at San Diego County Garden…
09.15.2015
Over the first three months of state-mandated savings, the San Diego region reduced urban potable water use by 27 percent compared to the same period in 2013, beating the regional aggregate target of…
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. The sale…
09.04.2015
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority that prohibits common interest developments (typically governed by homeowners associations, or HOAs) from…
08.31.2015
San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Mark Weston on Monday welcomed an estimated 1,500 water industry experts from around the world to San Diego to open the International Desalination…
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…
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 to…
08.25.2015
The San Diego County Water Authority on Tuesday launched a smartphone app that enables users across the region to report water waste such as broken sprinklers, excess irrigation and potential…
08.13.2015
Urban potable water use in San Diego County fell by approximately 32 percent in July 2015 compared to July 2013, according to preliminary numbers released today by the San Diego County Water…
08.04.2015
San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory W. Pollack has rejected all objections raised by San Diego Coastkeeper to the San Diego County Water Authority’s 2014 adoption of its Regional Water Facilities…
07.21.2015
The San Diego County Water Authority on Tuesday released an enhanced version of WaterSmartSD.org, the region's comprehensive online resource for helping residents and businesses make water-efficient…
07.20.2015
A record-breaking tropical rainstorm over the weekend has triggered state and local requirements to turn off irrigation systems. By state law, it’s illegal to irrigate landscapes during measurable…

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