June 20, 2019
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Metropolitan Participates in Signing of Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is designed to keep Lake Mead from falling so low that it cannot deliver water or produce hydropower. Representatives from seven states, two nations and 10 Indian tribes came together recently to sign the historic plan. "Climate change is already resulting in less runoff on the river, even in normal snowpack years. Those impacts are expected to worsen in the future. We have to figure out ways to make up for that or live with less. The DCP has given us a bridge to the longterm solutions we need," said Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger. Read his full statement.


Metropolitan Helps State Prepare for Climate Change
Low Snow Levels
Above, photo of the Sierra Nevada.

Metropolitan’s Board of Directors voted recently to become a leader and board member of the California Resilience Challenge, a statewide effort to build local resilience to the droughts, floods, wildfires and sea-level rise that climate change will bring to California. As part of its commitment, Metropolitan will contribute $200,000 to the initiative, which will use the funding to provide grants to community-level climate change adaptation projects. Read the press release.


Metropolitan Treats for Cyanobacteria at Lake Skinner
Lake Skinner

With summer beginning, Metropolitan has already been dealing with algal and cyanobacteria blooms, which are common this time of year. Lake Skinner was recently treated to help ensure that the water tastes great and the lake is safe for recreation. These blooms can produce taste and odor compounds. They are not a drinking water issue. Find out more about how Metropolitan protects the quality of water delivered to Southern California.


RRWP Update

Metropolitan has been selected by the State Water Resources Control Board to receive $1 million in grant funds for the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center. The center is one of six projects to receive funding for recycled water research. The funds will be used to evaluate membrane bioreactors, a promising technology to purify recycled water for potable reuse. To learn more about the center, visit mwdh2o.com/rrwp.


Metropolitan, LADWP and Southern California Gas Co. Awards Rebates to LAUSD


Last month the Los Angeles Unified School District received $578,500 in rebates from the purchase of nearly 200 new high-efficiency natural gas pressure-less steamers in the kitchens at more than 90 Los Angeles Unified schools. The new units will save more than 285,000 therms of natural gas and about 163 million gallons of water. Read the press release.


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