Water Authority Updates Long-Term Plan to Protect Economy, Quality of Life

The Urban Water Management planning process is a critical part of meeting the long-range water supply needs of the San Diego region for both normal and dry year weather conditions. As San Diego County and California face increasingly unpredictable climate patterns, new state planning requirements will prepare the Water Authority for rare scenarios to continue to be a reliable and dependable wholesale water supplier to the region.

Water Authority Upholds Water Contract that Provides Local Supplies to Vallecitos

In 2015, the Water Authority provided an opportunity for its retail member agencies to purchase additional treated water supplies that would protect their service areas in times of drought and other water supply shortages. The Vallecitos Water District, which serves residents and businesses in Carlsbad and San Marcos, decided to purchase this additional local supply.

New Agricultural Water Rate Program Benefits San Diego County Growers

Special rates designed to support regional farm economy

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

 The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors has approved a new and Permanent Special Agricultural Water Rate structure that offers lower water rates to farmers in exchange for lower water supply reliability.

Unlike the current transitional program, the new program will allow new participants to join as a way to strengthen the region’s multibillion-dollar agriculture industry. The program will take effect January 1, 2021, replacing the current program that ends December 31.

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
(760) 208-0588
 

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.