Oct. 24, 2019
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Metropolitan, Sanitation Districts Launch New Water Recycling Demonstration Plant

The Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center is now fully operational. Metropolitan celebrated this much anticipated launch on Oct. 10 with federal, state and local water leaders. Read the press release and watch a slideshow of highlights from the day. Public tours start this week. Visit the Center by scheduling a tour.


Metropolitan Names Diamond Valley Lake East Dam After Western Water Legend
Carl Boronkay

Metropolitan honored former General Manager and General Counsel Carl Boronkay this month by dedicating the East Dam at Diamond Valley Lake in his name. "Southern California is stronger today because of the visionary leadership of Carl Boronkay," said Board Chairwoman Gloria Gray. Read the press release and watch a slideshow of highlights from the day.


New Federal Biological Opinions Released
Bay Delta

Photo courtesy of California Department of Water Resources
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Services this week released new biological opinions to manage the operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project. “It is beyond time to update these guidelines from those that were developed over a decade ago. These opinions advance the much-needed approach of managing the Delta based on real-time conditions and real-time monitoring of important fish species," said Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger. Read the full statement.


New Pilot Program Helps Increase Availability of Information on California Native Plants

California Native PlantsMetropolitan and local water agencies have teamed up with the California Native Plant Society to bring more native plants to the region's homes and gardens. The new pilot program will boost the number and variety of native plants offered at local nurseries and ensure consumers have the information they need to plant and maintain water-efficient plants. Read the press release.


Two New Directors Join Metropolitan's Board

Tracy Quinn, California director of water efficiency for the Natural Resources Defense Council, represents the city of Los Angeles on Metropolitan's board. Glendale City Councilmember Vartan Gharpetian represents the city of Glendale on the board. Read the press release.



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