Feb. 17, 2017
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Foundational Actions Funding Program Technical Conference Comes to Metropolitan


On Feb. 23, Metropolitan will host a technical conference to present the results of 13 projects and studies that were conducted through the Foundational Actions Funding Program. As part of Metropolitan's long-term water resources strategy, projects funded under this pilot program help reduce barriers to future resource production of groundwater, recycled water, seawater desalination, and stormwater.

The conference is open to all who are interested. Participants may attend in person or via webinar.


Repair Work Continues at Oroville Dam


Lake Oroville and Oroville Dam in Butte County are part of the State Water Project, which provides about 30% of the Southland's water supplies. A new page on Metropolitan's website has updated information about recent events at the Oroville facilities and Metropolitan's support for this vital part of California's water delivery system.

View the page, read the H2outlook Blog, and watch a state Department of Water Resources video of the ongoing repair work.


Metropolitan General Manager on "News Conference" Program


GM Jeff Kightlinger was featured recently on KNBC-TV’s News Conference public affairs program. The interview with host Conan Nolan covered a range of issues including California's water conditions, drought, federal water legislation, California WaterFix, and the need for ongoing conservation.


Read Metropolitan's Newest California WaterFix Update


Read the latest update and view past newsletters.


Metropolitan Issues Statement About State's Emergency Drought Regulations

GM Kightlinger stresses conservation is a way of life. Read the statement.


Metropolitan Wins Awards for Public Outreach

environmental stewardship

The American Water Works Association has chosen Metropolitan as the national winner of this year's Public Communications Achievement Award. The award honors excellence and achievement in public outreach including the 2015 and 2016 water conservation outreach campaign and activities. Another national organization, PR News, has selected two of Metropolitan's communications projects for top honors in its Corporate Social Responsibilities annual awards. The projects are the "Leaders in Environmental Stewardship" brochure showcasing Metropolitan's environmental projects and investments, and the Twitter campaign for the 75th Anniversary of the Colorado River Aqueduct, which gave voices to many of the men and women who worked on the project.


New Factsheets on Conservation and Successful Turf Removal Program

fact sheets

View the turf removal program and conservation fact sheets.


New Directors Seated on Board

On Feb. 14, three new members representing the Central Basin Municipal Water District and the city of Glendale were seated on the board of directors. Bell Gardens City Councilmember Pedro Aceituno and real estate broker Phillip D. Hawkins will serve as Central Basin's representatives, joining Glendale City Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan as the city’s representative. Read the press release.


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