Water Authority Saves Money and Water in Three-Party Water Deal

The San Diego County Water Authority today announced a landmark water exchange designed to boost water levels in Lake Mead, combat upward pressure on wholesale water rates, and create a new template for water management in the arid West.  The one-year agreement is supported by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and executed in coordination with the Imperial Irrigation District and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. It builds on the 2003 Quantification Settlement Agreement, which turned 20 years old in October, and highlights how water agencies can work together under existing laws and agreements to adapt to the changing […]

Money Still Available for Low-Income Water Customers in San Diego County

Millions of dollars in federal aid are still available for low-income water customers in San Diego County to cover overdue residential water and wastewater bills. The San Diego County Water Authority helped secure the federal funds — and the deadline for applications has been extended to March 31, 2024. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), established by Congress in 2021, offers one-time payments to cover outstanding residential water and/or wastewater bills. The federal government allocated $116 million to California to help households struggling to pay their water bills. Statewide, $40 million remains for the program, with nearly $5 million remaining […]