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More Than $31 Million Awarded to Water Projects in San Diego Region

The San Diego region has been awarded $31.1 million in grant money by the state Department of Water Resources for a variety of projects that will increase local water supplies, decrease water demands, improve water quality, manage stormwater, restore habitat and enhance species.

Water Agencies Warn of Misleading Calls by Scam Artists

For the second time in about six months, the San Diego County Water Authority has received several reports of scam artists attempting to mislead homeowners by telling them their water is polluted and offering to test it. There are no water safety problems in the Water Authority’s service area.

The Water Authority has received more than 15 reports of scam calls countywide. Similar regional cons occur periodically, most recently in September 2013.

2013 San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Released for Public Review

The latest version of the San Diego Integrated Regional Water Management Plan was released today for public review, a critical step in making the region eligible for $45 million in state grant funding. The IRWM Plan establishes goals for improving the reliability of local water supplies, and protecting and enhancing water quality and natural resources in the county’s 11 watersheds that flow to the Pacific Ocean.

Second round of testing confirms water safety

The San Diego County Water Authority has completed a second round of lab tests on samples of its treated water supply and found no presence of coliform bacteria. Samples from the Authority’s water supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, also continue to test negative, as do samples from member agencies of the Authority that deliver water directly to the public.

Authority Testing Water Supply

The San Diego County Water Authority today notified its member agencies that routine testing conducted on its water supply has detected the possible presence of bacteria, (not E. coli bacteria).

“It’s important to note that the Authority’s member agencies that have tested their supplies, as well as the Authority’s supplier of imported water, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, have shown no presence of bacteria," said Chris Guild, Deputy General Manager of the Authority.