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WATER AUTHORITY STRATEGIES ALIGN WITH GRAND JURY RECOMMENDATIONS

August 26, 2013 (San Diego) – The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday said the agency is advancing plans that align with recommendations issued by the San Diego County Grand Jury in its May report, “Reduce Dependence on Imported Water.”

COLORADO RIVER BASIN REPORT UNDERSCORES NEED FOR LONG-TERM WATER SOLUTIONS

Water Authority already is diversifying supplies, encouraging conservation

December 15, 2012 (San Diego County)--A new study of the Colorado River Basin’s water future released Wednesday offers the most thorough assessment ever done on the topic and serves as an important framework for meeting water demands in coming decades, officials with the San Diego County Water Authority said.

The study was issued by the seven Colorado River Basin states and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. It outlines several strategies to reduce the potential for water shortages on the river system through 2060.

WATER AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES LANDMARK SEAWATER DESALINATION PROJECT

Carlsbad plant expected to produce first water in 2016

December 1, 2012 (San Diego) -- , 2012 (San Diego)--The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors on Thursday voted to approve a landmark agreement to purchase up to 56,000 acre-feet of water annually from what will be the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, Calif.  The plant is expected to start producing up to 50 million gallons a day in 2016.

WATER AUTHORITY EXTENDS TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL WATER RATE PROGRAM FOR TWO YEARS

 
April 28, 2012 (San Diego County) -- The  San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors has approved extending a temporary agricultural water rate program through January 1, 2015.  The action provides the region’s agriculture industry with a measure of economic relief while providing urban water customers increased protection from water shortages.

APPELLATE COURT SUMMARILY DENIES MWD WRIT PETITION TO PREVENT DISCOVERY IN WATER RATE CASE

 
April 22, 2012 (San Diego) -- California’s 1st Appellate District Court of Appeal Thursday summarily denied a writ petition by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California seeking to prevent discovery in a lawsuit filed by the San Diego County Water Authority challenging MWD’s 2011 and 2012 rates.  MWD filed the writ petition March 6, 60 days after San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer granted a motion by the Imperial Irrigation District and the Water Authority to permit discovery in the case.