Court Grants Discovery in Water Authority’s Rate Case Against MWD

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard A. Kramer today granted motions to allow discovery in the San Diego County Water Authority’s case against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, motions which MWD had vigorously opposed.  The judge also denied without prejudice MWD’s motion to bifurcate the case, saying he will consider how the case should be tried after the parties complete discovery.

Water Authority to return $8.7 million to its member agencies

The San Diego County Water Authority's 23 member agencies will receive part of a refund totaling $8,702,315, the Authority's share of a credit for water rate-overcollections by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The Authority buys as much as 95 percent of the water imported for use in the county from MWD. The Water Authority's board of directors voted today to authorize the agency's general manager to refund the overcollected rates to its member agencies.

Water Authority Supports Water Bond Measure; Urges Legislators to Vote ‘Yes’ Today

The San Diego County Water Authority today announced its full support for Senate Bill 866 (Wolk/Steinberg) and Assembly Bill 1471 (Rendon/Atkins), companion $7.545 billion state water bond measures that would fund critical new water supply development and large-scale water infrastructure projects important for the future of San Diego County and all of California.

Water Authority approves $436 million budget for Fiscal Year 2002

The board of directors of the San Diego County Water Authority today approved a $436 million budget for fiscal year 2002 that allows the Water Authority to continue providing a safe, reliable water supply to the region. The Water Authority's fiscal year begins July 1. The budget consists of five major elements: water purchases, $222.6 million; Capital Improvement Program Annual Appropriation, $131.3 million; debt service, $54 million; the operating budget, $26.2 million; and equipment replacement, $1.9 million.

Water Authority One of Six ‘Platinum’ Drinking Water Utilities Honored Nationwide

The San Diego County Water Authority on Monday was one of six public water agencies nationwide to receive a Platinum Award for Utility Excellence from the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, or AMWA. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in implementing nationally recognized best practices for effective utility management.