Water Authority Studies Options for Colorado River Water Deliveries

The Water Authority’s Board of Directors is faced with a major decision by the end of 2017 about the future of a long-term deal for water from the Colorado River. The central question is whether to maintain a 45-year Water Transfer Agreement with the Imperial Irrigation District that is scheduled to provide river water for San Diego County through 2047, or to end it 10 years earlier.

MWD Rate Challenges

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Landmark litigation initiated by the San Diego County Water Authority has produced significant benefits for water ratepayers across the San Diego region. By challenging rates set by the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California that violate cost-of-service requirements of California law, including Proposition 26, the Water Authority secured major victories in 2017 that include:

Water Authority Applauds Renewed State Commitment to Restoring the Salton Sea

State Water Board adopts milestones that support the 2003 Colorado River Quantification Settlement Agreement

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Darren Simon
Office: (760) 337-1386
Cell: (760) 604-5200

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

The San Diego County Water Authority today commended the State Water Resources Control Board for setting annual milestones for state restoration activities at the Salton Sea and a Dec. 31, 2022, deadline for the state to deliver long-term Salton Sea restoration plans.

Live WaterSmart by Adjusting Irrigation Systems When it’s Time to “Fall Back”

End of daylight saving time a reminder to reduce outdoor watering for fall and winter

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James Palen
Office: (858) 522-6621
Cell: (619) 384-2918

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

When daylight saving time ends on Nov. 5, residents can take action to save water in the months ahead by remembering to adjust their irrigation systems when they adjust other clocks.

"Adjusting irrigation is an easy way to Live WaterSmart, since landscapes need less water as the days get shorter and cooler,” said Dana Friehauf, a water resources manager for the San Diego County Water Authority. “Residents also should make sure their irrigation systems are working correctly and are free of broken sprinkler heads or other leaks that waste water.”