November 8, 2018
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Leadership Today. Water Tomorrow.


Metropolitan's proud legacy and forward-looking leadership has positioned Southern California to meet tomorrow's water challenges. In 2018 Metropolitan accomplished a lot, including supporting an investment in California WaterFix, bringing ozone treatment to its water treatment facilities, and moving almost 50 percent more water into local storage. Watch a recap of this historical year. A new brochure highlighting Metropolitan's mission also is available.


Board Elects Next Board Secretary, Welcomes New
San Fernando Board Director


Leticia Vázquez-Wilson, a Central Basin Municipal Water District representative on Metropolitan's board of directors, was elected Tuesday as secretary of the agency’s 38-member board. Vázquez-Wilson will serve a two-year term as secretary, effective January 2019. Also Tuesday, San Fernando public works director Yazdan “Yaz” Emrani was sworn in as the city of San Fernando's representative on Metropolitan's board. Read the press release.


Update: Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center


The Advanced Purification Center will generate information needed for the potential future construction of a full-scale recycled water plant. The center will use an innovative application of the membrane bioreactor, or MBR. These units are often used at wastewater treatment plants to remove organic materials and nitrogen compounds from water. The center will be testing the application of MBRs in the water recycling process, which could result in increased efficiency and significant cost savings. Once approved, it could be used by water reuse projects throughout California and applied around the globe. For more information, visit


Solar Cup™ 2019 Kicks Off with Boat-Building Workshop

Solar Cup

Metropolitan's 17th annual Solar Cup™ kicked off last Saturday with more than 400 students from 42 high schools from five Southern California counties participating in the competition's boat-building workshop. The seven-month Solar Cup program will culminate with students teams racing their boats May 17-19, 2019 at Lake Skinner. View a recap of the day, read the press release and learn more about the program.


Metropolitan Honors Our Veterans


Metropolitan employs nearly 100 veterans who work to help ensure the delivery of a reliable, high-quality water supply to Southern California. View our video tribute, which highlights a few of the veterans who work at Metropolitan.



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