Raise a Toast! Water Authority Declares February as San Diego Brewing Month

Social media photo contest includes prizes of limited-edition Authority 1944 coffee

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

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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

Recognizing the growing significance of the region’s craft beer and coffee roasting industries, the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors has declared February to be Brewing Month in San Diego County.

Water Authority Saves Nearly $18 Million with Bond Refunding

Strategic financial management benefits region’s water ratepayers

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Mike Lee
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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

The San Diego County Water Authority on Tuesday secured nearly $18 million in savings on future debt payments for the region’s water ratepayers by refinancing bonds used to build a major pipeline connected to the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant.

San Diego Region Wins $500,000 for Water Supply Development Research Projects

MWD funds three planning efforts to advance local supply reliability

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Mike Lee
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Denise Vedder
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Three projects designed to enhance water supply reliability across the San Diego region have secured a total of $500,000 in grant funds for advanced planning activities from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

The funding will allow the Water Authority, Padre Dam Municipal Water District and a collaborative effort by City of San Diego and Olivenhain Municipal Water District to take a variety of supply development plans to the next level, continuing the region’s successful efforts to diversify its water supplies.

Nation’s Largest Seawater Desalination Plant Delivers 40 Billion Gallons of High-Quality Drinking Water

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Celebrates Third Anniversary with Ceremonial Toast

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Jessica Jones
Poseidon Water
(760) 655-3900

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Mike Lee
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Project partners Poseidon Water and the San Diego County Water Authority gathered today at the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant to celebrate delivering 40 billion gallons of drought-resilient drinking water to San Diego County during three years of commercial operations at the plant. The short ceremony included a proclamation by Supervisor Bill Horn marking Dec. 13, 2018, as Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant Day, and a ceremonial toast with desalinated water.

500th Community Leader Graduates from Citizens Water Academy

Award-winning outreach and education program boosts water IQ across San Diego region

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

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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

The San Diego County Water Authority’s pioneering Citizens Water Academy celebrated the graduation of its 500th community leader today at the conclusion of the fall class series.

During the popular and award-winning academy program, civic leaders learn about visionary local efforts to ensure a safe and reliable water supply for the San Diego region. Participants get an in-depth look at how the Water Authority helps protect the region’s economy and quality of life through strategic planning, innovative programs, and cost-effective investments.

Water Authority Board Chair Outlines Compromise Terms to Potentially End MWD Litigation

Letter from Jim Madaffer sets the stage for equitable resolution of long-running rate cases

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Mike Lee
Office: (858) 522-6703
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Denise Vedder
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San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Jim Madaffer today sent a letter to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Board of Directors that lays out a potential compromise approach by both parties designed to end nearly a decade of litigation over MWD’s rates.

The letter includes specific, practical terms that respect both the Water Authority’s and MWD’s perspectives towards an equitable conclusion in coming weeks.

Water Authority Board Conditionally Supports WaterFix Project in Bay-Delta

Backing is contingent on proper allocation of costs

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Mike Lee
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Denise Vedder
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The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today unanimously gave conditional support to current plans for California WaterFix, the state’s $17 billion proposal to address water supply constraints in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta.