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Water Authority Distributes $10.4 Million More to Member Agencies

By   /  May 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

A total of $90.7 million from successful rate litigation helps offset current and future inflationary pressures May, 2022 – The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors voted on Thursday to distribute $10.4 million to its 24 member agencies as a result of the agency’s successful rate litigation against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern […]

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Water Authority Proposes 2023 Rates And Charges For Member Agencies

By   /  May 26, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Proposal includes strategic steps to reduce water rate increases May, 2022 – The San Diego County Water Authority is taking strategic steps to minimize rate increases for its 24 member agencies and their customers, while ensuring a safe, reliable, and affordable water supply as drought grips California for a third consecutive year.  Water Authority staff today […]

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San Diego Water Authority Awarded Patent for Pipeline Inspection Tool

By   /  May 5, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Device saves time and money, increases worker safety May, 2022 – The San Diego County Water Authority has been granted its first ever utility patent for a device that inspects interior sections of water pipelines that are inaccessible or not safe to inspect without expensive specialized gear and training. Water Authority Operations and Maintenance Manager Martin […]

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$25 Million In State Funds Supports Local Water Ratepayers

By   /  March 28, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Water Authority and its member agencies advocating for more financial relief for residents March , 2022 – After helping secure nearly $25 million to cover past-due water bills in 2021, the San Diego County Water Authority and its member agencies are seeking additional state money to help residents financially impacted by the pandemic. The Water Authority […]

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Water Authority Finance Director Lisa Marie Harris Celebrated As CEO Of The Year

By   /  March 28, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Veteran finance leader recognized for actions that reduce costs for water ratepayers March, 2022 – San Diego County Water Authority Finance Director Lisa Marie Harris has been named CFO of the Year in the Public Sector category by The San Diego Business Journal. Harris has served as director of finance and treasurer for the Water […]

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North County Water Delivery System Repairs Start March 1 In Bonsall

By   /  March 1, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Water Authority system reliably delivers hundreds of millions of gallons daily February, 2022 – The San Diego County Water Authority is proactively fixing a 90-inch diameter pipeline in Bonsall as part of the agency’s long-term commitment to maintaining regional investments in water supply reliability and affordability. Further investigation prompted the Water Authority to prioritize repairs […]

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Eva Plajzer Appointed Director of Operations and Maintenance

By   /  February 7, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Industry leader brings three decades of experience in water management to San Diego region February, 2022 – Eva Plajzer, a 30-year civil engineering and management professional, has been appointed Director of Operations and Maintenance for the San Diego County Water Authority. She fills the position vacated by the retirement of Jim Fisher, whose 32-year career […]

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Credit Agencies Cite Water Authority Diversification, Reliability For Strong Ratings

By   /  February 4, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bond Sale planned for next week February, 2022 The three major U.S. rating agencies reported strong credit ratings and credit quality for the San Diego County Water Authority kicking off 2022. Newly released analysis by Fitch Ratings, S&P Global and Moody’s allow the Water Authority to optimize its debt portfolio and minimize the cost of […]

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San Vicente Potential Energy Storage Facility Project Moves Ahead

By   /  January 27, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Negotiations will begin on project development agreement with BHE Kiewit January, 2022 – As partners, the City of San Diego and the San Diego County Water Authority will begin negotiations on a project development agreement with the BHE Kiewit Team to develop Phase 1 of the potential San Vicente Energy Storage Facility Project, which could […]

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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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