The board of directors of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District adopted a $61.5 million budget that will likely include an increase in drinking water rates. The move would increase water rates more than 9 percent next year. Much of the hike comes from the Metropolitan Water District, LVMWD’s wholesale supplier of potable water.
LAKEWOOD — A number of city and private water providers praised the Water Replenishment District of Southern California for holding the line on rate increases, but most of the comments Friday at district headquarters here concerned lawsuits.
One of the San Gabriel Valley’s biggest wholesale water districts has jumped into a water war being waged by San Diego County against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Three Valleys Municipal Water District has joined the legal action on the side of Metropolitan, accusing plaintiff San Diego County Water Authority of bungling a [...]
Eager to diversify its water supplies, the San Diego County Water Authority has resurrected a long-shot plan that could top $2 billion to build a pipeline for importing water directly from Imperial County. At the same time, it’s trying to cement a long-term deal for desalinating seawater in Carlsbad.
LAKEWOOD – The Board of Directors for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California at its 9 a.m. Friday meeting will consider a recommendation to keep its rates for pumping ground water the same.
A water district serving nearly four million residents in L.A. County announced Thursday that it intends to freeze rates for the first time since 2003. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California’s announcement came after a Times story this week highlighting the agency’s recent rate hikes and ongoing battles with another local water agency, the [...]
LAKEWOOD, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PR Newswire/ — The Finance Committee of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California today decided to recommend the Board of Directors not increase the District’s replenishment assessment* (RA) for the fiscal year 2012-2013.
SAN DIEGO, April 24 (UPI) — San Diego’s water agency says neighbors in a huge water consortium are forcing it to pay too much for water, and the battle’s playing out in court and online. The consortium, which provides water to 19 million customers in Southern California, imposed back-to-back 5 percent annual water rate increases [...]
Below is the complete text of a press release from the Water Authority that says it has come closer to launching discovery on Metropolitan for its lawsuit against Metropolitan. For background about the Water Authority’s lawsuit against Metropolitan Water District over Metropolitan’s fees to wheel water to San Diego County from Imperial County, click the [...]
Below is the complete text of a letter dated today from Metropolitan Water District to its board of directors, replying to the San Diego County Water Authority’s letter of March 28, replying to Metropolitan’s letter of March 23 (PDF) to U-T San Diego, formerly the San Diego Union-Tribune.