October 11, 2018
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Director Gloria Gray Elected as Metropolitan Board Chairwoman

Gloria Gray

Gloria D. Gray, a Los Angeles County water official with extensive experience in state, regional and local water issues, was elected Tuesday as chairwoman of Metropolitan's Board of Directors. Gray, who has represented West Basin Municipal Water District on the 38-member Metropolitan board since April 2009, will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. She is the first African American to lead the board and only the second woman to do so in the district's 90-year history. She succeeds outgoing Chairman Randy Record, who has led the board since May 2014. Read the press release.


Latest on Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan

Photo by: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Metropolitan has completed negotiations on the Drought Contingency Plan that would reduce prospects of Lake Mead reaching critically low levels that could impact water deliveries to all Colorado River water users. This would provide flexibility to meet local water demands. By agreeing to moderate voluntary cutbacks under the DCP, the Lower Basin states can significantly reduce the chance of severe shortages if lake levels were to reach certain critical points in coming years. Read the Los Angeles Times article.


You Asked, We Answered: The Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center FAQ


Do you have questions about the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center? Our website now has answers to the most frequently asked questions about the demonstration facility. Learn why we are constructing the facility, about its innovative purification process and the opportunity to visit once construction is complete.


California WaterFix Update


In July, the Department of Water Resources submitted documents to the Delta Stewardship Council finding that California WaterFix is consistent with the coequal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. On Oct. 24-26, the Council will hold a public hearing to consider whether substantial evidence in DWR’s administrative record supports DWR’s certification of consistency with the Delta Plan.


Metropolitan Board Approves Climate Action Plan

solar panels

Metropolitan's Board voted Tuesday to develop a Climate Action Plan that will provide a framework of how to reduce the district's carbon footprint. The plan will include an analysis of the emissions produced in importing, treating and delivering water, assess actions the district has already taken to reduce that footprint and provide a blueprint of how to further mitigate emissions. Read the press release.


New Metropolitan Publications Now Available

fact sheets

Metropolitan recently released four new publications that provide more information on Metropolitan's water treatment plants, ozone treatment process, water quality laboratory and general facts.



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