March 19, 2020
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Metropolitan Assures Public of Water Reliability, Safety

COVID-19 does not present a threat to the safety of Metropolitan's treated water supplies. Metropolitan's multi-step treatment process includes filtration and disinfection using ozone and chlorine. This advanced process removes and kills viruses, including coronaviruses, as well as bacteria and other pathogens. To address the concerns about COVID-19, Metropolitan has taken several steps to protect the health of its employees, minimize potential exposure and avoid widespread impacts to our workforce. Read the FAQ.


General Manager Kightlinger Announces Intent to Step Down

KightlingerJeffrey Kightlinger, Metropolitan's longest-serving general manager, announced at the March 10 board meeting that he plans to step down at the end of the year. "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Metropolitan’s General Manager," said Kightlinger, who has served for 14 years. "I consider myself so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented workforce." Read his memo.


Metropolitan's Regional Recycled Water Program Receives National Recognition

Engineering News-Record California and Northwest, a premiere engineering and construction publication, has recognized Metropolitan as this year's Owner of the Year. This recognition is for Metropolitan's Regional Recycled Water Program and start-up of the Advanced Purification Center, an effort to meet Southern California's need for an additional water source through innovation and efficiency. The publication will be out in April.



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