July 13, 2017
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California WaterFix Update


Metropolitan's board of directors will be reviewing the proposed California WaterFix project this summer before making an investment decision. A suite of online materials and online resources has been developed including an updated website, mwdh2o.com/waterfix and toolkit, as well as publications and fact sheets that provide both topline summaries and a detailed series of three policy papers on infrastructure, operations and finance and cost allocation. Watch the July 10 committee discussion and staff presentation of California WaterFix's infrastructure white paper.

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Innovation in Metropolitan's DNA


Watch the new innovation video. Metropolitan has arranged for the video to be shown as part of TALK BUSINESS 360 "Industry Innovators" TV on American Airlines flights in October and November. The video will be broadcast on seatback video screens on 27,000 American Airlines flights carrying more than 4 million travelers over the two-month run.


Metropolitan Board Approves Next Phase of Recycling Project


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has taken a significant step toward the potential development of what would be one of the world's largest water recycling programs. On July 11, the district's Board of Directors voted to award a $13.9 million contract for the construction of an advanced water treatment demonstration facility that will take treated wastewater and purify it through various advanced processes to produce a safe, high-quality water source to replenish the region’s groundwater basins. Learn more about the project and read the press release.


Metropolitan Releases Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Read the 2017 report to learn more about water provided by Metropolitan, how it compares favorably to all drinking water standards, and what is being done to further protect nearly 19 million Southland consumers.


Redesigned Water Tomorrow Web Portal

water tomorrow

View the new web portal for information on: California WaterFix, Colorado River, Regional Recycled Water Project, the Integrated Water Resources Plan, innovation program and conservation.


Virtual Reality on the Colorado River Aqueduct

Virtual Reality

Metropolitan's 360 virtual reality apps of the Colorado River Aqueduct system are now available! Explore the sites along the aqueduct and learn about Southern California's water supply, without actually going there.

Get Metropolitan’s Aqueduct VR app: iOS or Android. The video can also be viewed by mobile device or Chrome browser through YouTube: English or Spanish version.


Metropolitan Launches California Friendly® Garden of the Month Video


To help showcase how California Friendly® plants beautify homes and businesses, Metropolitan has launched a new monthly video featuring different types of water-saving gardens on it water conservation webpage, bewaterwise.com. The two-minute videos will showcase a specific plant each month to educate gardeners across the region that being California Friendly® can be easy and beautifying. California Friendly® describes native and non-native plants that use less water, require minimal maintenance and can better withstand dry and drought conditions. Learn more and watch the latest video.


A Victory for Regionalism


Read Metropolitan General Manager’s blog, H2outlook, about the recent appellate court decision in Metropolitan’s favor in dispute with the San Diego County Water Authority.



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