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

By   /  December 4, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Funded by the federal government, landmark water exchange will raise Lake Mead December, 2023 – 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.  “This […]

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

By   /  November 7, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Nearly $5 million from feds helps pay water-wastewater bills for qualifying customers November 3, 2023 – 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 […]

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Jeff Stephenson Named Director of Water Resources

By   /  October 27, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Veteran Water Authority Manager Leads Key Department  October, 2023 – Jeff Stephenson has been appointed director of water resources for the San Diego County Water Authority, where he leads the department responsible for regional water supply planning and long-term facilities planning. Stephenson brings more than 27 years of experience at the Water Authority to fill […]

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Gov. Newsom Signs Bill to Protect Water Ratepayers

By   /  October 19, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

AB 399 ensures impacted residents get to vote on detachment proposals October, 2023 – The Water Ratepayers Protection Act of 2023 (Assembly Bill 399) was signed Friday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, adding affordability safeguards for residents and businesses in the San Diego County Water Authority’s service area. The legislation, introduced by Encinitas Assemblymember Tasha […]

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Water Authority Wins National 2023 EPA WaterSense Excellence Award

By   /  October 9, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Agency honored for advancing water-use efficiency in San Diego October, 2023 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the San Diego County Water Authority with a 2023 WaterSense Excellence Award for advancing water efficiency through its Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper program, better known as QWEL. The Water Authority received one of 25 Excellence Awards […]

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Reliable Water Supplies Make San Diego Region Well-Prepared for 2024

By   /  October 2, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Long-term investments and water-use efficiency sustain region   October, 2023 – Thanks to a decades-long supply diversification strategy and continued efficient use of water across the region, the San Diego County Water Authority announced today that the region has reliable supplies to meet demands in Water Year 2024, which started Oct. 1. Hydrologists use Oct. 1 […]

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San Diego Water Authority Honored for Climate Change Efforts 

By   /  September 25, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Agency named climate leader for fourth consecutive year September, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority has earned Climate Registered gold status from The Climate Registry for the fourth consecutive year. The Water Authority was recognized for verifying and publicly reporting its greenhouse gas emissions, an effort that fosters transparency for the agency’s climate […]

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Water Authority Earns National Conservation Innovation Award

By   /  September 1, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Alliance for Water Efficiency recognizes Water Authority for regional partnership August, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority was recognized with a national award from the Alliance for Water Efficiency for programs that help county residents and businesses conserve water. The Water Authority earned the 2023 Utility Innovation Award for developing and deploying of […]

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Dan Denham Appointed Water Authority General Manager

By   /  August 24, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

San Diego, CA -August, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to appoint Dan Denham as general manager, following the retirement of former General Manager Sandra L. Kerl in June.   Denham has served in several leadership capacities with the Water Authority for the past 17 years, including his […]

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Water Authority Sues to Stop Imminent, Illegal Water Rate Increase

By   /  August 21, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Litigation aims to protect ratepayers from ‘LAFCO tax’ while seeking out-of-court settlement    August, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority today filed suit against the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, to protect the environment and to stop an imminent and illegal rate increase from harming farmers, working families, small businesses, and […]

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Water Authority Responds to LAFCO Commission Vote on Detachment

By   /  July 10, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

July, 2023 – Mel Katz, chair of the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors, issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the San Diego County Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) regarding the proposed detachment of two water agencies from the Water Authority. “Today’s unprecedented decision by San Diego LAFCO is very […]

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Water Authority General Manager Sandra L. Kerl Retires

By   /  June 30, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Dan Denham to serve as acting GM and maintain agency mission June 29, 2023 – San Diego County Water Authority General Manager Sandra L. Kerl retires today after more than 40 years of public service, with Deputy General Manager Dan Denham taking over as acting GM until the Board of Directors permanently fills the position. […]

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Water Authority Board Approves 2024 Wholesale Rates After Public Hearing

By   /  June 22, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Board also approves budget for fiscal years 2024 and 2025 June, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today approved wholesale water rates for 2024 following a public hearing and approved the recommended budget for the next two fiscal years. The budget and rates support continued work on numerous agency priorities, including […]

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Water Authority Board Holds Public Hearing on 2024 Wholesale Water Rates

By   /  June 19, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Board plans to vote on rates and budget after June 22 hearing San Diego, CA -June, 2023 – On June 22, the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors will hold a public hearing about proposed wholesale water rates for 2024, followed by votes on the rate proposal and the recommended budget for the next […]

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Assembly Bill Would Protect Water Ratepayers Across County

By   /  May 25, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Board supports efforts to prevent voters from being disenfranchised San Diego, CA -May, 2023 –  The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today voted to support Assembly Bill 530, which would ensure ratepayer protections when water districts separate. The bill was authored by Assemblymember Tasha Boerner of Encinitas and sponsored by the City […]

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Thanks For Planting Me! ‘Spokeplants’ Promote Landscape Transformation

By   /  May 25, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Sustainable landscapes will help sustain region in hotter, drier climate San Diego, CA- May, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority is launching a public outreach and education campaign this summer to encourage wider adoption of sustainable landscapes that are more suitable for the region’s Mediterranean climate. The “Thanks for Planting Me!” campaign offers […]

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Water Authority Issues Statement on Consensus-Based Plan for the Colorado River

By   /  May 22, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

San Diego, CA _May, 2023 – San Diego County Water Authority General Manager Sandra L. Kerl today issued the following statement regarding a new consensus-based plan to conserve water on the Colorado River: “This consensus-based plan was offered to replace alternatives Reclamation is considering under its draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), released in April […]

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San Diego Water Authority -Pipeline 5 Will Return to Service After April 16 – 25 Work

By   /  April 13, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Member agencies and Water Authority collaborate to minimize impacts for water users San Diego, CA -April, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority’s Pipeline 5 will be returned to full service after five months of rehabilitation work that runs from April 16 through April 25. The work is necessary to extend the useful life […]

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Water Authority Encourages Continued Investments, Efficiency As Drought Eases

By   /  March 28, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Hotter, drier conditions will continue to create water supply challenges across West March, 2023 – San Diego County Water Authority General Manager Sandra L. Kerl today responded to Gov. Newsom’s announcement rolling back major elements of state drought regulations.  “However, the past three years of extreme drought have highlighted fundamental challenges with water management statewide. We […]

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Water Authority Launches Budget Rate Setting Process For 2024

By   /  March 13, 2023  /  North County  /  No Comments

Board looks for ways to control costs and balance risks; public invited to learn more March, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority on Thursday started a months-long public process to refine its next two-year budget and a draft preliminary proposed rate increase for 2024. The average rates charged by the Water Authority are currently projected […]

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