June 27, 2017
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Latest California WaterFix Update


The federal government has released its biological opinions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, another milestone for California WaterFix.

Read statements from General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, NOAA Fisheries and the California Department of Water Resources.

Listen to Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow of the Water Policy Center at the Public Policy Institute of California, explain to KPCC radio in Los Angeles what's at stake.


More About California WaterFix


This is a big summer for important decisions and actions for California WaterFix. The Metropolitan Board of Directors has set out a schedule for board discussions and consideration, culminating in a decision as early as Sept. 12.

Read about the schedule and view our updated WaterFix web page with new information and resources.

Read the latest enewsletter update on co-equal goals in the Delta.


Court of Appeal Sides with Metropolitan Over San Diego County Water Authority on Central Issue in Rate Case

Read MWD Facts

Metropolitan scored a major legal and financial victory when a three-judge panel of the state appellate court upheld the validity of Metropolitan's full service rate and the wheeling and transportation rates charged under its exchange agreement with the water authority. Says Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger: "The Water Authority’s years-long effort to shift costs relating to their own water supply onto ratepayers elsewhere in Southern California has failed." Read entire statement.

Read what the media is saying:
"County Water Agency May Suffer Multibillion-Dollar Legal Blow," San Diego Union-Tribune

"Court Ruling Throws a Wrench in Two Big Upcoming Water Decisions," Voice of San Diego


Setting the Record Straight

The San Diego County Water Authority continues to mischaracterize Metropolitan's practices and its important role as a regional water provider. Recently, the water authority published a push poll about Metropolitan that one media outlet described as "strange."

Read “Water Authority Floats a Radical Idea in Strange Public Poll” in the Voice of San Diego.

Read more about the Water Authority's campaign of misinformation.


Metropolitan in the News


Read "Butte Creek Salmon Story One to be Cherished" in the Chico Enterprise-Record about Metropolitan’s part in a Northern California salmon success story.

Read “Conservation Plus Smart Regional Investments Help Southern California Weather Drought” in Business Life about Metropolitan's water supply investments that helped SoCal through recent five-year drought.


Metropolitan Recipient of National Awards


The Water Research Foundation awarded its 2017 Research Innovation Award to Metropolitan’s Stuart Krasner for his work on disinfection by-product research and developing a better understanding of its impacts on public health. (Above, Krasner, third from right, accepting his award.)

Sun LiangAlso, the American Water Works Association awarded Metropolitan the President's Award under its Partnership for Safe Water Program. Receiving the award was Metropolitan's Dr. Sun Liang of the Water Quality Section.

Edgar DymallyIn addition, Metropolitan’s Edgar Dymally was recognized at the AWWA California-Nevada recipient of the George Warren Fuller Award for distinguished service in the water supply field.

NAGCAnd finally, the National Association of Government Communicators awarded Metropolitan multiple honors – the most of any local public agency in the country – for our H2Love conservation campaign, infographics, exhibit displays, videos, education programs and special events.



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