Jan. 12, 2017
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Final California WaterFix Environmental Documents Released


After hundreds of public meetings and thousands of public comments, the state has released the final, refined environmental documents for California WaterFix, the essential effort to modernize the state's water infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Read the joint state-federal press release, Metropolitan General Manager's statement, and the L.A. Times editorial.


New Video Shows Fiscal Year Accomplishments

Year in Review

It was a busy year at Metropolitan and a fast-moving new video captures the activity.

Watch the video and read the Annual Report.


A New Study Demonstrates Feasibility of Large-Scale Regional Water Recycling Program


The study has confirmed the feasibility of a proposed project to treat and purify wastewater and distribute it to groundwater basins across the region through a collaboration between the Metropolitan Water District and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. The program would produce water to serve 335,000 homes.

Read the press release and the study.

Annual Report to the California State Legislature Released

SB 60

The report shows that since 1990, Metropolitan investments in water effiencies have totaled nearly $1.3 billion and water saved stands at more than 5.7 million acre-feet. Lowering demand has proven invaluable for the region during the prolonged dry cycle and will continue to improve Metropolitan's reliability going forward.

Read the abbreviated report. Read the full report.

Pre-Apprentice 2017 Recruitment Now Open


Recruitment for MWD's 2017 Apprentice Program opened on Jan. 10. The Apprenticeship Program periodically establishes hiring eligibility lists for apprentice positions. The lists remain in effect for approximately two years. Recruitments to establish the lists are announced 45 days prior to accepting applications.

Read the job announcement and learn more about the program.


Metropolitan Thanks President Obama and Congress for New Water Infrastructure Law

The bipartisan legislation should help fund projects in California and improve monitoring and decision-making in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Read the press release.


Metropolitan Honors Former California Department of Water Resources Director Cowin

Mark Cowin

The board of directors recently honored Mark Cowin, the former director of the California Department of Water Resources. Cowin recently retired, after serving nearly seven years as director and more than 35 years at the agency. The board acknowledged his leadership and collaborative approach on water issues including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the California Water Plan Update.


New Director Seated on Board

Charles TrevinoOn Jan. 10, Charles TreviƱo was seated on the board of directors, representing the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. This is his second time on the board. He previously represented Central Basin Municipal Water District more than 15 years ago.

Read the press release.


Student Water Art Celebrated at Annual Recognition Event

Student Water Art

In December, 36 elementary, middle and high school students celebrated their Water is Life art, which is featured in the 2017 calendar. The students attend school in the service areas covered by Metropolitan's 26 member agencies. The art is currently on a student art exhibit traveling show throughout Southern California.

View the calendar.


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