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Water Supply Reliability

For more than two decades, the Water Authority has been diversifying the region’s water supply portfolio to ensure a safe and reliable supply. Supply availability if influenced by factors such as weather and reservoir storage.

 
 

Diversification

Storage

Water Authority:

177,596 AF, 55% of Capacity

Member Agencies:

281,359 AF, 39% of Capacity

MWD Dry-Year Storage*:

911,000 AF, 12% of Capacity

* Reported May 9, 2016 for calendar year 2016.

Availability

Local Rainfall:

12.63 inches, 125% of Average

Colorado River Upper Basin Snowpack:

152% of Average

Northern Sierra Snowpack:

158% of Average

Data are for the current water year (October to September) to date.

Water Distribution and Facilities

The Water Authority is the wholesale water supplier of treated and untreated water for 24 member agencies that serve 3.2 million people throughout the San Diego region. The distribution system is a complex series of pipes and facilities that are operated and maintained to meet the water demands of our customers.

System Operation

Treated Deliveries:

May 2017: 16,024 AF

May 2016: 12,839 AF

Untreated Deliveries:

May 2017: 17,119 AF

May 2016: 25,029 AF

Aqueduct Capacity:

Treated: 16.62%

Untreated: 45.51%

Water Quality (WQ) Performance

WQ Regulatory Compliance:

May 2017: 100.00%

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS):

May 2017: 182 ppm

WQ regulatory compliance is for WQ samples at Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant. TDS is measured for Lake Skinner Effluent.

Operating System Reliability

Facilities Uptime:

Fiscal Year to Date: 99.96%

Telecommunications Uptime:

Fiscal Year to Date: 99.963%

Asset Management:

Pipeline Useful Life: 52 years

Rehabilitated Pipeline: 41 miles

Uptime is measured as the total time a system is running without interruption.

Environmental Stewardship

The Water Authority participates in a variety of environmental programs and projects, including habitat conservation, alternative energy production, and water conservation.

Habitat Conservation

6,609 Acres Preserved

Habitat is preserved through programs related to the Water Authority's habitat conservation plan and QSA permitting requirements.

Energy Budget

Energy Production:

April 2017: 7,832 MWh

179.3% Increase from April 2016

Energy Use:

April 2017: 7,333 MWh

85.4% Increase from April 2016

Solar panels, hydroelectric power facilities, and energy conservation practices help reduce power use.

Per Capita Water Use

2016: 119 GPCD

2007: 211 GPCD

1990: 235 GPCD

20% by 2020 Goal: 167 GPCD

GPCD is gallons per capita per day of potable water use. Per capita use and 2020 goal are based on member agency targets.

Financial Responsibility

The Water Authority meets the highest standards for financial planning and resource management to serve our member agencies and their ratepayers.

 
 

Revenue

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 Budget:

Through April 2017:

Projected Revenue: $1345.9 mil

Actual Revenue: $1186.5 mil

% of Total 2-Yr Budget: 79%

Revenues include water sales and charges, and other fees for the current two-year budget.

Expenditures

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017 Budget:

Through April 2017:

Projected Expenditures $1345.9 mil

Actual Expenditures: $1273.9 mil

% of Total 2-Yr Budget: 85%

Expenditures include water purchases and treatment, CIP, O&M, and other costs for the current two-year budget.

Credit Ratings

Standard and Poor's: AAA

Fitch: AA+

Moody's: Aa2

Senior Lien Ratings from rating agencies.
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