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Agencies Partner To Boost Water Supplies For Southern California

By   /  December 16, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Agencies Partner to Boost Water Supplies for Southern California Metropolitan-Water Authority agreement responds to governor’s call for drought actions December, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California have reached an agreement that will provide water to parts of Southern California facing extraordinary supply constraints due to cutbacks […]

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Water Authority Earns Gold Status for Climate Initiative

By   /  December 16, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Agency named a ‘climate leader’ for tracking greenhouse gas emissions   December, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority has earned Climate Registered gold status from The Climate Registry for verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions. The effort fosters transparency for the agency’s climate mitigation initiatives and will help the Water Authority track and validate […]

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San Diego County Water Authority Named A 2021 Top Workplace

By   /  November 22, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Agency highlighted by The San Diego Union-Tribune based on third-party data  November, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority has been named a Top Workplace for 2021 by The San Diego Union-Tribune, capping a two-year effort by the agency to reshape its internal culture based on shared values. The newspaper’s honor roll is based solely […]

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Water Authority Kicks Off 2023 Water Facilities Plan Update

By   /  November 8, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Request for proposals to be released in early November San Dieg0, CA –November 2, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority has begun crafting its 2023 Water Facilities Master Plan Update and will advertise for professional service support in early November following an update last week to the Board of Directors. The plan, updated […]

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Fall Back and Adjust Irrigation Systems To Save Water

By   /  November 4, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Seasonal adjustments to irrigation controllers reduce water waste November, 2021 – The end of daylight saving time on Sunday offers residents a reminder to assess their outdoor watering needs and adjust their irrigation systems to reduce water waste – an especially important step after more than two years of statewide drought. Plants simply don’t need as […]

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$35.9 Million More in MWD Overcharges Being Returned to Local Water Agencies

By   /  October 28, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Final settlement of litigation now in reach October 28, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today announced a plan to distribute $35.9 million to its 24 member agencies across the region after receiving a fund transfer from the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to pay legal damages and […]

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Water Authority Prepares To Activate Water Shortage Contingency Plan

By   /  October 21, 2021  /  North County  /  1 Comment

Supports state’s call for plans that are responsive to local conditions during drought  October 20, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority is preparing to activate Level 1 – Voluntary Conservation of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in support of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s efforts to sustain California after two record-dry years. The agency’s 36-member […]

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Carlsbad Desalination Plant Maintains Safe Operations, Monitors Orange County Oil Spill

By   /  October 7, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

CARLSBAD, CA. (October, 2021) – Poseidon Water and the San Diego County Water Authority issued the following joint statement in response to the recent oil spill off the coast of Orange County: “The oil spill has not affected the operations of the Claude ‘Bud’ Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. The facility is San Diego County’s largest single […]

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Water Authority’s Ratepayer Protection Case Secures Additional $36 Million Recovery

By   /  October 1, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Water agencies working to settle remaining issues September, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority’s Chair today announced a decision by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Board of Directors to pay damages and statutory interest for illegal water charges from 2015-2017, totaling about $36 million. The vote followed a California Court of Appeal […]

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Chair Croucher: Epic Drought Means Everyone Should Find Even More Ways to Make a Meaningful Impact

By   /  September 23, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Rebates, water efficiency tips, and other resources are at www.watersmartsd.org. San Diego, CA –September, 2021 – San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Gary Croucher today issued a statement in response to the State Water Resources Control Board announcement of water conservation figures for July. “Over the past three decades, the water ratepayers in the San […]

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Request for Proposals Issued to Develop San Vicente Energy Storage Facility

By   /  September 17, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Agencies seek private partner for major energy storage project in San Diego County September, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority this week issued a formal Request for Proposals seeking a full-service private partner capable of developing a large-scale pumped energy storage project planned jointly by the Water Authority and the City of San […]

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New Digital Water Education Workbook Makes A Splash

By   /  September 16, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Water Authority releases online resource for teachers, students – The San Diego County Water Authority today released an interactive, digital workbook to help upper elementary students learn about the region’s most precious natural resource: water. The online workbook is the latest addition to the Water Authority’s long-running education program that has helped instill water knowledge in […]

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New Partnership Promotes WaterSmart Landscapes & Healthy Watersheds in S.D. County

By   /  August 19, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Increased incentives available for sustainable landscape upgrades in unincorporated areas August, 2021 – Residents and businesses in unincorporated areas of San Diego County are eligible for increased water-use efficiency rebates under a new partnership between the County’s Watershed Protection Program and the San Diego County Water Authority. The newly enhanced incentives include rebates that start […]

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Help Protect San Diego County Through Voluntary Efforts

By   /  August 17, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Water Authority promotes measures to reduce water waste as drought worsens Editor’s note: Water efficiency tips, rebates and other resources are at www.watersmartsd.org. August, 2021 – San Diego County Water Authority Board Chair Gary Croucher today issued a statement in response to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announcing the first formal shortages on the Colorado River for […]

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General Manager Issues Statement Urging Region To Stay WaterSmart

By   /  August 9, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Drought conditions are worsening across the West August, 2021 – San Diego County Water Authority General Manager Sandra L. Kerl today issued a statement in response to deteriorating water supplies across the West, highlighted by state officials taking the powerplant offline at Lake Oroville due to low reservoir levels and regulators restricting farmers’ access to […]

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San Diego County Water Authority-Gary Bousquet Named Director of Engineering

By   /  August 5, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Award-winning department is leading development of major water-energy project August, 2021 – Gary Bousquet, a 30-year civil engineering professional, has been appointed Director of Engineering for the San Diego County Water Authority as the agency launches the development of a major energy storage project that promises substantial long-term benefits for the region. Bousquet fills the […]

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Water Authority Taps SkillBridge Program for Talented Veterans

By   /  August 5, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Water Authority Taps SkillBridge Program for Talented Veterans Training program gives vets water industry experience while benefitting water agencies  August, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority is the first public agency in California to participate in the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program, which connects transitioning military service members to career-track job training opportunities. The regional […]

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San Vicente Energy Storage Facility Powers Ahead With $18M Boost

By   /  July 17, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State budget supports major local plan to generate clean, on-demand energy July, 2021 – A large-scale renewable energy project proposed jointly by the City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority received $18 million in the state budget signed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom, enough to advance the San Vicente Energy […]

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Water Authority General Manager Issues Statement

By   /  July 9, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

On Governor Newsom’s Expanded Drought Proclamation July , 2021 – Sandra L. Kerl, general manager of the San Diego County Water Authority, issued the following statement on today’s expanded drought declaration and proclamation of a state emergency by Gov. Gavin Newsom and his call for Californians to voluntarily reduce water use by 15%: “While the […]

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Board Adopts $1.7 Billion Two-Year Budget, Approves 2022 Water Rates

By   /  June 24, 2021  /  North County  /  No Comments

Budget and rates reflect strategic planning to control costs San Diego, CA –June, 2021 – The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today adopted a $1.7 billion budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 – a 0% change from the current two-year budget – and approved water rates and charges for 2022, following […]

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