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
Office: (858) 522-6709

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
Office: (858) 522-6703
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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

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.

Water Authority Expands Water-Use Efficiency Opportunities for Low-Income Homes

Partnership with SDG&E increases access to water-saving technologies

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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 is expanding a long-running partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to increase the availability of devices that save both water and energy for thousands of income-qualified residents across the region.

New Landscape Transformation Program Increases Incentives in San Diego County

Replacing turf with sustainable landscaping can yield $2.75 per square foot across region

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Mike Lee
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Cell: (760) 208-0588

Residents in San Diego County now can receive $2.75 per square foot for replacing turf with sustainable landscaping features as part of a new Landscape Transformation Program launched today across Southern California.

Wholesale Water Rates Kept in Check for 2019

Rate package highlights value of Water Authority’s long-term supply strategy, financial management and litigation

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

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Denise Vedder
Office: (858) 522-6709

Wholesale water rates adopted today by the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors include some of the smallest increases in the past 15 years due to successful litigation against the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and strategic use of financial reserves.