Gary Croucher Elected Board Chair of San Diego County Water Authority

Christy Guerin is Vice Chair and Jerry Butkiewicz becomes Secretary

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Ed Joyce
Office: (858) 522-6716
Cell: (949) 276-1675

New officers for the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors were elected today, with Gary Croucher starting his two-year term as Board chair on Oct. 1. Croucher, vice chair of the Board for the past two years as a representative from the Otay Water District, will serve with incoming Vice Chair Christy Guerin, a Board representative from the Olivenhain Municipal Water District, and incoming Secretary Jerry Butkiewicz from the City of San Diego.

Water Agencies Plan to Abandon Costs, Reduce Supply Reliability

New report details how Fallbrook/Rainbow proposal would raise rates by reneging on cost obligations, degrade water supply reliability in North County and reduce county’s voting power

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Mike Lee
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Analysis released today shows that proposals by the Fallbrook and Rainbow water districts to leave the San Diego County Water Authority and annex into the Eastern Municipal Water District in Riverside County would increase costs for water ratepayers in San Diego County, reduce the county’s voting power, and decrease water supply reliability for farms and residents.

Water Authority Seeks Rate Relief at MWD

Nation’s largest water agency has opportunity to help ratepayers across SoCal

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Ed Joyce
Office: (858) 522-6716
Cell: (949) 276-1675

With the recession and the COVID-19 pandemic causing economic havoc nationally and across Southern California, the San Diego County Water Authority has adopted several cost-cutting strategies to reduce rate increases and it’s asking the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to do the same.

Water Authority Joins Scripps Institution of Oceanography to Optimize Water Management

Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes enhances research on atmospheric rivers

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Mike Lee
Cell: (760) 208-0588

The San Diego County Water Authority is partnering with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to better predict atmospheric rivers and improve water management before, during and after those seasonal storms.

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Supports Statewide Energy Conservation Efforts

Cutting-edge technology and local control give plant flexibility for intermittent operational reductions during peak-use periods

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Ed Joyce
San Diego County Water Authority
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Jessica Jones
Poseidon Water
(760) 655-3900

To support statewide emergency energy conservation efforts, Poseidon Water and the San Diego County Water Authority are temporarily reducing water production at the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant.

While the plant uses less than 1% of peak energy demand in San Diego Gas & Electric’s service territory, Poseidon and the Water Authority are committed to supporting electrical reliability while ensuring continued delivery of safe and reliable water supplies.

Final Judgment Entered in Favor of Water Authority in 2010-2012 Rate Litigation

San Diego region is stronger together while working to resolve remaining MWD issues

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Mike Lee
Cell: (760) 208-0588

Stronger Together

New Seawater Intake Pumps Preserve Marine Environment, Enhance Climate-Resilient Water Supply

Carlsbad Desalination Plant Improves Sustainability

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Ed Joyce
Office: (858) 522-6716
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Jessica Jones
Poseidon Water
(760) 655-3900

New fish-friendly seawater intake pumps recently commissioned at the Carlsbad Desalination Plant are among the most environmentally advanced intake pumps in the world.

The three intake pumps, manufactured by Indar, are part of a broader effort to ensure the long-term health of the marine environment near the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which sits on the shores of Agua Hedionda Lagoon.

Water Agencies Warn of Threatening Calls by Scam Artists

Callers falsely claim water will be shut off unless immediate payment is made by credit card

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Ed Joyce
Office: (858) 522-6716
Cell: (949) 276-1675

Water agency customers in several San Diego County communities have received scam phone calls this week demanding immediate payment of water bills by credit card or their water will be turned off.

Don’t be fooled! Hang up.

Public water agencies in San Diego County do not make phone threats for immediate credit card payment. In fact, water agencies statewide are prohibited from disconnecting service to water customers during the coronavirus pandemic per an executive order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom on April 2. The order remains in effect indefinitely.