FAQ and Key Facts

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KEY WATER AUTHORITY FACTS
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<li><strong>Mission: </strong>To provide a safe and reliable supply of water to its member agencies serving the San Diego region's $218 billion economy and its 3.2 million residents.</li>
<li> <strong>Who We Are</strong>: Independent public agency that serves as San Diego County's regional water wholesaler.</li>
<li><strong> Formed:</strong> June 9, 1944</li>
<li><strong>First delivery to the region:</strong> Nov. 24, 1947</li>
<li> <strong>Imported water:</strong> Up to 80 percent of the region's water is imported from the Colorado River and Northern California. </li>
<li><strong>Service area:</strong> of 951,000 acres</li>
<li><strong>Serves:</strong> 95 percent of the county's population.</li>
<li><strong>Pipelines:</strong> Five major pipelines totaling approximately 300 miles</li>
<li><strong>Board of Directors:</strong> 36 members representing 24 member agencies.</li>
<li><strong>Member agencies:</strong> 24 retail member agencies including:<br>
&bull; 6 cities<br>
&bull; 5 water districts<br>
&bull; 3 irrigation districts<br>
&bull; 8 municipal water districts<br>
&bull; 1 public utility district<br>
&bull; 1 federal agency (military base)</li>
<li> One acre-foot = 326,000 gallons, or enough water to cover one acre to a depth of one foot. An acre-foot can supply the average household needs of two four-person families for one year.</li>
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