July 18, 2019
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Resources Secretary Crowfoot Emphasizes Collaboration to Metropolitan's Board
Secretary Crowfoot
From left to right: Director Randy Record, Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot, Board Chairwoman Gloria Gray and Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger

California's Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot shared steps the Newsom Administration is taking to modernize the state's water systems and help California overcome challenges to its water supply. Crowfoot told the Metropolitan board's Water Planning and Stewardship Committee that Gov. Newsom has called for a road map on how the state will face future challenges, including earthquakes and salt water intrusion in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, which could threaten California’s water supply. Listen to his complete remarks.


Lawn Removal Tutorials Now Available
Lawn Removal

New engaging videos featuring step-by-step guides to remove grass and lay the groundwork for beautiful and more sustainable yards are available on bewaterwise.com. The animated videos, four to six minutes each, outline three ways to remove lawns – solarization, sheet mulching and sod removal. Residents can choose a method based on their grass type and the length of time and tools needed to perform the work. Read the press release.


Metropolitan Meets or Exceeds All State and Federal Drinking Water Regulations
Water Quality

Metropolitan's recently released Annual Water Quality Report provides a summary of water quality and monitoring data for 2018. The report outlines Metropolitan's sources of water supply, what is in the drinking water and whether any constituents exceed the maximum state and federal set contaminant levels. Metropolitan tests supplies for almost 400 constituents and performs nearly 250,000 water quality tests annually on samples gathered throughout its vast distribution system. Read the report.


Recycled Water Project Update

Did you know the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center will run on green energy derived from waste? The center is a demonstration facility that purifies treated wastewater for potential reuse and will begin operating later this summer. Its power will be supplied by our project partner, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. The power is from biogas created at the site by processing wastewater and food waste. To learn more about the center, visit mwdh2o.com/rrwp.


Metropolitan Names New Ethics Officer

Abel SalinasAbel Salinas, who led investigations within the U.S. Department of Labor for more than two decades, is Metropolitan’s new ethics officer. Earlier this month, the Board of Directors approved his contract to head the district's ethics office, which is responsible for fostering and supporting an ethical culture among Metropolitan directors, managers and staff. Salinas will report directly to the board. Read the press release.


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