Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant Cited for Error

Overall water quality not compromised, but customers are being notified

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Ed Joyce
Office: (858) 522-6716
Cell: (949) 276-1675

A malfunction at the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant resulted in a citation from the state Division of Drinking Water, though the water in regional pipelines continued to be safe for all uses due to additional treatment processes that are in place.

Water Authority Board Adopts $1.7 Billion Two-Year Budget

Approved water rate increases cover increasing costs of supply reliability

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Ed Joyce
Office: (858) 522-6716
Cell: (949) 276-1675

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today adopted a $1.7 billion budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The new budget is up 5 percent from the current two-year budget, due largely to increasing costs for water supply, supply reliability and infrastructure improvements.

Southern California Water Coalition Quarterly Luncheon

The Southern California Water Coalition is hosting its quarterly luncheon on July 19 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Faraday Center (1635 Faraday Avenue).

Attend and learn more about San Diego County's water reliability initiatives from local experts. Speakers include Water Authority Board Chair Jim Madaffer, City of San Diego Pure Water Program Manager Amy Dorman and County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program Coordinator Stephanie Gaines.

Raise a Toast! Water Authority Declares February as San Diego Brewing Month

Social media photo contest includes prizes of limited-edition Authority 1944 coffee

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
Cell: (760) 208-0588

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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

Recognizing the growing significance of the region’s craft beer and coffee roasting industries, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors has declared February to be Brewing Month in San Diego County.

Water Authority Saves Nearly $18 Million with Bond Refunding

Strategic financial management benefits region’s water ratepayers

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
Cell: (760) 208-0588

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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

The San Diego County Water Authority on Tuesday secured nearly $18 million in savings on future debt payments for the region’s water ratepayers by refinancing bonds used to build a major pipeline connected to the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant.

San Diego Region Wins $500,000 for Water Supply Development Research Projects

MWD funds three planning efforts to advance local supply reliability

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
Cell: (760) 208-0588

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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

Three projects designed to enhance water supply reliability across the San Diego region have secured a total of $500,000 in grant funds for advanced planning activities from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

The funding will allow the Water Authority, Padre Dam Municipal Water District and a collaborative effort by City of San Diego and Olivenhain Municipal Water District to take a variety of supply development plans to the next level, continuing the region’s successful efforts to diversify its water supplies.

Nation’s Largest Seawater Desalination Plant Delivers 40 Billion Gallons of High-Quality Drinking Water

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Celebrates Third Anniversary with Ceremonial Toast

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Jessica Jones
Poseidon Water
(760) 655-3900

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
Cell: (760) 208-0588

Project partners Poseidon Water and the San Diego County Water Authority gathered today at the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant to celebrate delivering 40 billion gallons of drought-resilient drinking water to San Diego County during three years of commercial operations at the plant. The short ceremony included a proclamation by Supervisor Bill Horn marking Dec. 13, 2018, as Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant Day, and a ceremonial toast with desalinated water.