Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is one of the largest public water utilities in the United States and provides approximately half of all water supplies to the residents of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is governed by a 38-member board of directors. As a state and national leader in advancing sound water policy, Metropolitan is addressing current and future water challenges with sound investments and planning for water supply infrastructure, conservation, water recycling, groundwater and sustainability.

Mission: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's cover photo
02/13/2020

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's cover photo

This week, Metropolitan leadership met with a delegation of water-sector professionals from Jordan, including the Secret...
02/13/2020

This week, Metropolitan leadership met with a delegation of water-sector professionals from Jordan, including the Secretary General of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. The delegation is working with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and is here to study water sector governance, management and operations in order to improve water sector services in Jordan.

Proud to be a sponsor of the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit at the Lake Havasu Museum of History, which opened this week...
02/09/2020

Proud to be a sponsor of the Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit at the Lake Havasu Museum of History, which opened this weekend. The exhibit will be up until March 22. Check it out if you’re in the area.

Feb. 1, 2020 - 36 high schools attend the Solar Cup technical workshop.
02/04/2020

Feb. 1, 2020 - 36 high schools attend the Solar Cup technical workshop.

Photos from the Solar Cup 2020 season. This album will be updated throughout the season as workshops take place.

Chairwoman Gloria Gray and West Basin Municipal Water District guests took a tour of the Colorado River Aqueduct this pa...
01/27/2020

Chairwoman Gloria Gray and West Basin Municipal Water District guests took a tour of the Colorado River Aqueduct this past weekend. Site visits included Hoover Dam and Cooper Basin.

Chairwoman Gloria Gray and West Basin Municipal Water District guests took a tour of the Colorado River Aqueduct this past weekend. Site visits included Hoover Dam and Cooper Basin.

Brian Martz, of Metropolitan’s education section, recently spent the day with youth competing at the United Abacus Arith...
01/25/2020

Brian Martz, of Metropolitan’s education section, recently spent the day with youth competing at the United Abacus Arithmetic competition. The theme this year was water conservation and sustainability. Congrats to all the winners. #thinkh2o

Educators from across Southern California joined Metropolitan for an inspection trip to learn more about where their wat...
01/08/2020

Educators from across Southern California joined Metropolitan for an inspection trip to learn more about where their water comes from.

Educators from across Southern California joined Metropolitan for an inspection trip to learn more about where their water comes from.

If you live or work in Torrance, you'll want to learn more about what we're doing in your community. Join us today, Jan....
01/07/2020

If you live or work in Torrance, you'll want to learn more about what we're doing in your community. Join us today, Jan. 7, at Normandale Rec Center at 5:30 pm for a community meeting to discuss an upcoming project at 220th St. and Denker Ave: https://bit.ly/2QWj7vk

Metropolitan has the most water we've ever had in storage - 3.1 MAF, with Diamond Valley Lake at 98% capacity. Even with...
01/07/2020
SoCal sees turnaround in water supply as reservoirs reach historic levels after years of drought

Metropolitan has the most water we've ever had in storage - 3.1 MAF, with Diamond Valley Lake at 98% capacity. Even with this great news, it's important we continue to use water wisely in preparation for the next drought. Watch Metropolitan’s Demetri Polyzos explain: https://abc7.com/5812600/

California's water supply is experiencing a turnaround and local reservoirs are now reaching record levels thanks to the recent rain and snow.

12/20/2019
Happy Holidays

This holiday season we're honoring our history and celebrating our future. #HappyHolidays

Congratulations to the students honored on Wednesday for their creative #waterart. More than 35 art pieces will be highl...
12/12/2019

Congratulations to the students honored on Wednesday for their creative #waterart. More than 35 art pieces will be highlighted in the 2020 calendar. http://bit.ly/waterart2020

Many people committed to finding solutions to ensure the Colorado River remains sustainable came together today at #CRWU...
12/12/2019

Many people committed to finding solutions to ensure the Colorado River remains sustainable came together today at #CRWUA2019.

Metropolitan's Board voted to provide up to $285.6M in incentives to the Pure Water San Diego recycling project, which w...
12/11/2019

Metropolitan's Board voted to provide up to $285.6M in incentives to the Pure Water San Diego recycling project, which will provide a new drinking water supply - up to 33,600 acre-ft a yr. “Recycling projects like Pure Water San Diego help reduce demand on imported water, decrease the burden on our infrastructure, reduce system costs and free up capacity on Metropolitan’s conveyance system. That is immensely valuable to the entire region,” said GM Jeff Kightlinger.http://mwdh2o.com/PDF_NewsRoom/Pure%20Water%20San%20Diego%2012-10.pdf

Congratulations to Metropolitan's Brad Hiltscher for being honored today with the ACWA 2019 Lifetime Achievement award f...
12/04/2019

Congratulations to Metropolitan's Brad Hiltscher for being honored today with the ACWA 2019 Lifetime Achievement award for his dedication to #CAWater. Thank you, Brad, for your commitment. #ACWAConf

Recently 15 #SolarCup teams participated in the first technical workshop of the season at Occidental College. The studen...
11/26/2019

Recently 15 #SolarCup teams participated in the first technical workshop of the season at Occidental College. The students received hands-on learning on electrical circuits and motors, and on how to develop a public service announcement. The next technical workshop takes place in February.

Metropolitan's education field trips now include a Water Journeys tour of the Regional #RecycledWater Advanced Purificat...
11/13/2019

Metropolitan's education field trips now include a Water Journeys tour of the Regional #RecycledWater Advanced Purification facility in Carson. This week 5th graders from Parks Elementary got to see first hand what this major investment in a recycling water project means for #SoCal.

11/11/2019
Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

Metropolitan is proud to not only employ veterans & active service men & women, but to work with disabled veteran-owned businesses. It is an honor to do business with our veterans community. Thank you veterans for your service & sacrifices made for the freedoms we all enjoy. #VeteransDay

Thank you Senator Bob Archuleta for joining us in Norwalk today for the Community Leaders Water Briefing with Central Ba...
11/07/2019

Thank you Senator Bob Archuleta for joining us in Norwalk today for the Community Leaders Water Briefing with Central Basin Municipal Water to discuss important #CAwater issues affecting our community.

Fall 2019 - About 300 high school students kicked off the 2020 season by building their Solar Cup boats at the Boat Buil...
11/04/2019

Fall 2019 - About 300 high school students kicked off the 2020 season by building their Solar Cup boats at the Boat Building Workshop.

Photos from the Solar Cup 2020 season. This album will be updated throughout the season as workshops take place.

Metropolitan's education team spent three days teaching about watersheds and aqueducts at YoMo Los Angeles. They shared ...
10/25/2019

Metropolitan's education team spent three days teaching about watersheds and aqueducts at YoMo Los Angeles. They shared virtual reality tours of the Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project. Over three days the event welcomed more than 15,000 students and 2,500 educators to one huge showcase of science and #technology. #STEAM

Metropolitan's education team spent three days teaching about watersheds and aqueducts at YoMo Los Angeles. They shared virtual reality tours of the Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project. Over three days the event welcomed more than 15,000 students and 2,500 educators to one huge showcase of science and #technology. #STEAM

The public will soon have a chance to see and learn about a new source of water for #SoCal. Tours of the Regional #Recyc...
10/21/2019

The public will soon have a chance to see and learn about a new source of water for #SoCal. Tours of the Regional #RecycledWater Advanced Purification Center begin this month - Oct. 26 and 30. Sign up at http://mwdh2o.com/DocSvcsPubs/rrwp/public-tour.html. Deadline to register for the Oct. 26 tour is Oct. 23, so sign up today!

Federal, state and local water leaders joined Metropolitan and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County on Oct. 10...
10/14/2019

Federal, state and local water leaders joined Metropolitan and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County on Oct. 10, 2019 for the grand opening of this recycling demonstration plant, which could become the largest in the nation.

Federal, state and local water leaders joined Metropolitan and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County on Oct. 10, 2019 for the grand opening of this recycling demonstration plant, which could become the largest in the nation.

10/11/2019
Water Professionals Appreciation Week - Robert Deaves

Metropolitan employees, including IT Manager Bob Deaves, care about Metropolitan's mission - providing reliable water to #SoCal. Thank you to all CA water professionals working to ensure water continues to flow. #WeAreCAWater #CAWaterWeek

10/10/2019

Watch the live stream of Metropolitan and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County commemorating the opening of the $17 million Regional #RecycledWater Advanced Purification Center. The 500,000-gallon-per day demonstration facility is testing an innovative water purification process and could lead to one of the world’s largest water recycling plants.

This afternoon Metropolitan and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are commemorating the opening of the $17 ...
10/10/2019

This afternoon Metropolitan and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are commemorating the opening of the $17 million Regional #RecycledWater Advanced Purification Center. The 500,000-gallon-per day demonstration facility is testing an innovative water purification process and could lead to one of the world’s largest water recycling plants. Metropolitan will be live streaming the event today starting at 2 p.m.

Check out this event tomorrow if you want to learn more about the benefits of ditching your grass for #CAnative plants.
10/09/2019

Check out this event tomorrow if you want to learn more about the benefits of ditching your grass for #CAnative plants.

Take a seat with us tomorrow evening as ecologist Ellen Mackey shares the benefits gained when changing your conventional lawn.

Come find out more ways to make your yard resourceful, ecological, and functional.

PC: Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants

10/08/2019
Water Professionals Appreciation Week - Rupam Soni

Giving tours of the Regional #RecycledWater Project, which could become one of the largest advanced water treatment plants in the world, is just one part of Public Affairs Rep Rupam Soni's job. But informing the public is a big reason why she enjoys #WorkingInWater. #WeAreCAWater

10/07/2019
Water Professionals Appreciation Week - Scott Berry

Every industry has silent heroes, like Scott Berry, a Metropolitan lineman who is part of a team helping to make sure that the power doesn't go out. He's just one of many committed to keeping the water flowing to #SoCal. #WeAreCAWater #CAWaterWeek

Congratulations to West Basin Municipal Water District for the recent re-opening of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling...
10/07/2019

Congratulations to West Basin Municipal Water District for the recent re-opening of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility Visitors Center. Chairwoman Gloria Gray and Metropolitan staff had the honor of participating in the celebration last week.

10/04/2019
Water Professionals Appreciation week

Metropolitan employees are committed to keeping the water flowing to #SoCal. Follow us Oct. 5-13 during Water Professionals Appreciation Week as we highlight the passion, diverse talents and roles of staff that make Metropolitan successful. ACWA #WeAreCAWater #CAWaterWeek

Thanks to the 100+ community leaders, including Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, Manuel Saucedo from the office of Sen...
10/03/2019

Thanks to the 100+ community leaders, including Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, Manuel Saucedo from the office of Senator Connie M. Leyva and Director Jasmin Hall, who came out today to discuss important water issues at our Community Leaders Water Briefing with Inland Empire Utilities Agency. #InTheCommunity #LearningAboutWater

09/30/2019
RRWP

The Regional #RecycledWater Advanced Purification Center in Carson will be in operation soon. All equipment and processes are now operational. Learn more about the demonstration facility: mwdh2o.com/rrwp

09/24/2019
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Yes, it's that time again! Planning for #SolarCup 2020 has already begun. We're looking forward to another year of team work and competition. Take a look back at our last Solar Cup event. #TeacherTuesday

Today is the final day of #solarcup competition. Stay tuned for results. Here’s a look at some of the action that took place this weekend.

Congratulations Lupe Tesso for celebrating 50 years of service at Metropolitan! Lupe is an Analyst for the Information T...
09/19/2019

Congratulations Lupe Tesso for celebrating 50 years of service at Metropolitan! Lupe is an Analyst for the Information Technology Group, pictured here (in red) with her team and with General Manager Jeff Kightlinger.

Metropolitan's General Manager Jeff Kightlinger in CalMatters on #SB1: “This was not about the sitting president or any ...
09/17/2019
Commentary: Newsom has a chance to end California's water battles

Metropolitan's General Manager Jeff Kightlinger in CalMatters on #SB1: “This was not about the sitting president or any action his administration may or may not take. It was about keeping intact this historic window of opportunity to make generational changes in #CAwater.”

Contact Governor Newsom today and ask he veto #SB1: https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/

Gov. Gavin Newsom can make historic progress on California's water battles. Toni Atkins' Senate Bill 1 would have led to renewed fights.

Metropolitan continues to ensure the region has a safe & reliable drinking water supply amid growing concerns over the p...
09/06/2019

Metropolitan continues to ensure the region has a safe & reliable drinking water supply amid growing concerns over the presence of PFAS. Metropolitan is working with its member agencies to understand how PFAS have affected the region’s groundwater supplies. Read more about Metropolitan's commitment:http://mwdh2o.com/PDF_About_Your_Water/PFAS.pdf

09/04/2019
Membrane Bioreactors

The Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center has begun operating its Membrane Bioreactors - the 1st step in its purification process! The demonstration facility is designed to test these membrane bioreactors in the water recycling process. Learn more at mwdh2o.com/rrwp.

Welcome to new Board Director Tana McCoy, representing the City of Compton. We look forward to working with you. http://...
08/23/2019

Welcome to new Board Director Tana McCoy, representing the City of Compton. We look forward to working with you.http://mwdh2o.com/PDF_NewsRoom/Tana_McCoy_Appointed_Represent_Compton.pdf

Proud that General Manager Jeff Kightlinger is featured in Capitol Weekly's Top 100 list of California's most influentia...
08/22/2019

Proud that General Manager Jeff Kightlinger is featured in Capitol Weekly's Top 100 list of California's most influential people. Metropolitan delivers water to nearly half of California's population - that's a huge responsibility! So we're glad to have him leading the charge. https://capitolweekly.net/jeff-kightlinger-capitol-weeklys-top-100/

It's #WaterQualityMonth! How many parts per trillion (PPT) of NDMA (a disinfection byproduct) are in Metropolitan's wate...
08/07/2019

It's #WaterQualityMonth! How many parts per trillion (PPT) of NDMA (a disinfection byproduct) are in Metropolitan's water system? Easy! It's about 3 PPT - less than 3 grains of sand in an Olympic-sized pool. Find this and more in the 2019 Water Quality Report:http://mwdh2o.com/PDF_About_Your_Water/2.3.1_Annual_Water_Quality_Report.pdf

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WOW... Do Not Ditch Your Grass or Trees. Keep them as they're great for the Environment, Air & Pollution. They want So CA to become a Concrete Jungle. If they want More Water to come to CA, they need to THINK Smart not brain wash the people. In stead of Piping Dirty Oil across states they can Build Pipeline that carry WATER from States that have Abundance of Water from Rain & Snow. Like Oregon, Washington just to name a few. Not only is it a good idea it also creats JOBS. Lets see if they keep this post 🧐💖
Removing r lawn to dirt was so simple & has saved us so much water. Great, cutting time off r outside chores too. We did purchase some drought resistent plants, added 2 of them 2 the backyard, mingled around w/ few in the front & then backyard again. Cactus plants will look fine. No mess to p/u from grass. :) :) :)
My rebate for turf replacement was denied because I had one invasive plant out of 90 plants. I replaced the plant when told it was invasive. I converted 1600 sq ft at considerable cost and effort. The invasive plant lust us not user friendly to the novice. There were no pictures either to help. I feel it is extremely unfair to deny the whole claim for something so easily remedied. The program has good intentions, but if this is an example of how you will treat participants, you will fall short of your goals. Word gets around. Letters to newspapers get written, the program will be seen as being disingenuos .
So what happens to the worms when you use fake grass ? How do the birds eat when we destroy our yards? Using pesticides kills our worms as well which in turn keeps our yards alive. Using fake grass only kills. Water is only one ingredient to a healthy and living yard. Keeping it alive uses less water and the environment does not need more plastic---My acre is usually $100 a month in water because I use worms to keep it alive. Why don't you use science instead?
Thank you MWD
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I'd like our REPRESENTATIVES to explain how it is not thought to build pumping stations and a Pipeline to avert central and eventual southern floods in the Midwest and the East (or, reserve water rather than lose it into the ocean) by piping some of that early Spring and early Summer water westward into the Colorado River and Lake Meade? Representatives of both flooding states and drought states 'Should Be' interested in such a project. ??? Such a project would create many more jobs, for a longer duration, with much less enviromental peril than building an unnecessary oil pipeline ! ... ... ...
Since we're talking about water. How much water does the Wilshire Grand Tower use, how much water will be used at down towns South Park Explosion, Metropolis Complex and Circa Project? Between the ground, agriculture (minimal ag in LA) and commercial seems to be the 90%, residential 10%. https://viterbi.usc.edu/water/ should residential be the real target for your ads?
When will the new turf replacement program be up and running? Sometime in July? How can I find out more about it? .
Are you guys going to be posting the lake algae test results for Diamond Valley Lake so we know why its closed?
I have learned that no tunnelling under the Delta can be done in an environmentally safe manner. Tunneling under the Delta actually poses a higher risk to the integrity of the levees than seismic events and surface erosion by water flowing through the Delta. The process of boring a tunnel during the construction phase, under the Delta levees in the WEAK AND WET SOILS, is removing the foundation of a fragile structure. The soil types and soils layering at the proposed bore depths are all too variable and weak (AND WET) to support any tunnel boring (let alone a 40 foot diameter tunnel, as proposed), without very high risk of undermining the integrity of the levees above a tunnel. Some locations are sandier than others; the sandier locations are very porous and very weak (think of digging a hole in the sand at a beach; the walls of the holes readily collapse). Wet alluvial soils are also weak, just not as weak as the sandier soils. The tunnel is planned to be sloped to allow gravity feed, with the northern end shallower than the southern end. The northern end is, therefore, at highest risk of tunnel slumping or collapse during the boring operation. Unless I missed something while reading the waterFix EIR/EIS Chapter 9 (Geology and Seismicity; pages 2661 through 2954) I could not find discussion anywhere in the EIR about an inherent risk of tunnel roof and/or wall slumping during boring through the wet, variable soil compositions. In fact, the EIR only addresses risks of tunnel roof settling (slumping) during tunnel boring from seismic events. So, I can only assume that the authors of the EIR/EIS believe that boring through the wet, variable soil compositions is inherently safe. Despite the fact that the EIR/EIS assumes that the tunneling will be safe, I now know that tunneling is extremely destructive in these wet soils, and that is why I am adamantly against it in any form.
what is your take on this?: Did you know: that the vast majority of liquid and dried solids from North American wastewater treatment plants is sprayed on commercial crops (the liquids, as”reclaimed water”), and that so-called “biosolids” (the dried solids - aka; “sewage sludge”) is being tilled into cropland soil? Did you know: that the vast majority of cropland plants draw all manner of toxins into the plant root, leaf and fruit: NCBI: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25988579 Did you also know that even the most modern, advanced, three-stage wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remediate / remove the vast quantity of Products of Emerging Concern (‘Google’ that phrase) which pass through these advanced wastewater treatment plants? Think; chemicals, pharmaceuticals, prions, flame retardants, hormone disrupting admixtures, microplastics and a Hell of a lot more... Up to 80 thousand products and metabolites by some accounts. Yup. It’s a “real problem” - and one that nearly no one wants to discuss or address. If you’d like confirmation of this critically serious issue of our times, please peruse the EPA and United States Geological Survey sites: USGS: https://toxics.usgs.gov/reg.../emc/wastewater_treatment.html US EPA: https://www.epa.gov/biosolids/sewage-sludge-surveys Hundreds of additional peer-reviewed studies on this issue exist, provided by direct government study (EPA / USGS), as well as indirectly - through countless universities. A few NGOs have also produced work on the issue. The studies are ignored by the very same governments that paid for them to be created in the first place. Did you further know that so-called “reclaimed water”, in addition to irrigating commercial crops, is also being used to ‘irrigate’ school-grounds and parks across the nation, exposing generations of children to a cornucopia of toxins in the process? Why is all of this occurring if we have better, morally responsible solutions of dealing with the toxic outfall from sewage treatment plants (gasification and hydrolysis)? Because public spreading of the product is much cheaper... This is a classic example of corruption, the likes of which Ralph has always excelled at battling. But this one is much bigger. could governments (like Sweden did) halt the public spreading of toxins from sewage treatment plants, and embrace alternate solutions to the current process of “softly, slowly poisoning the water, soil, plants, animals and us”. Andrew Drouin