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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 calling for…
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 152,000…
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 stage of the…
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 partnerships…
06.24.2014
Looking for the perfect groundcover? Need to replace a shrub or tree? The new Nifty 50 brochure has you covered. One of the region’s most popular WaterSmart plant guides, Nifty 50 has been updated…
06.18.2014
The San Diego County Water Authority is sponsoring free classes around the region this summer to help homeowners adopt WaterSmart landscaping practices by replacing water-guzzling turf with low-water…
06.05.2014
As San Diego County heads into summer and the peak season for water use, regional water-saving programs are growing thanks to two pieces of good news – a $1 increase in the amount offered per square…
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 to…
05.30.2014
The San Diego County Water Authority on Friday filed its third legal challenge against rates set by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, alleging that MWD’s rates for 2015 and 2016…
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 Authority…
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 Water San Diego…
05.20.2014
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday rejected a legal challenge to the Secretary of the Interior’s approval of the Colorado River Water Delivery Agreement, one of more than 30 agreements…
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 financial…
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 statewide…
04.25.2014
A final court ruling issued late Thursday afternoon says the San Diego County Water Authority has prevailed in the first phase of historic rate litigation against the Metropolitan Water District of…
04.23.2014
Documents obtained under the California Public Records Act show that the top official with the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California participated in meetings on the…
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 its…
03.28.2014
For the second time in about six months, the San Diego County Water Authority has received several reports of scam artists attempting to mislead homeowners by telling them their water is polluted and…
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 analysis of…
03.17.2014
As California moves further into a third consecutive dry year, the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies encourage residents and businesses to take water-saving actions during…

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