Dec. 19, 2019
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Metropolitan to Help Fund San Diego's Pure Water Recycling Facility
Pure Water

Photo courtesy of Pure Water San Diego
Metropolitan's Board voted last week to commit up to $286 million in incentives to San Diego's Pure Water recycling project over the next 25 years. The $1.4 billion project, being developed by the city of San Diego, will use advanced treatment processes to purify cleaned wastewater to create a drinking supply for the city's residents. Read the press release.


Metropolitan Collaborates with Fellow Water Agencies
From left to right: Steven Abbott, representing Coachella Valley Water District; Desert Water Agency General Manager Mark Krause; and Metropolitan's General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger.

A landmark, seven-year seasonal land fallowing agreement to conserve Colorado River water to benefit California cities and farms was signed recently by Metropolitan and Bard Water District. The agreement allows Bard farmers to forgo planting lower-value, water-intensive crops during the spring and summer in exchange for financial incentives. Metropolitan also built on an existing partnership with Desert Water Agency and Coachella Valley Water District last with the agreement for the exchange and delivery of water. It will provide greater certainty for water supply and financial planning, simplify program implementation and improve dry-year water supply reliability.


Independent Scientific Advisory Panel Meets

Earlier this month, the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center's Independent Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP) met in Carson for its second workshop. The ISAP is made up of expert scientists and engineers who provide an objective review of technical, scientific, regulatory and public health aspects of the project. Their next report will be available early next year.

Student Water Art Celebrated
Water Is Life Celebration

"Water is LIfe" art work from students in cities served by Metropolitan's member agencies, were honored last week. Of the 226 submissions, 36 pieces of conservation art were selected for the 2020 calendar. View a slideshow of the event.



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