By Mark Weston | 10 a.m. April 8, 2016 Few people would be shocked to learn that the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District is once again preparing to raise water rates and property taxes for the next two years, given its history of similar increases. What alarms me most is that Metropolitan is doing so using […]
An open government case sparked by a records request from The San Diego Union-Tribune will play out in a Los Angeles courtroom today, but who’s on whose side? The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is suing the regionwide water wholesaler Metropolitan Water District, in an effort to keep MWD from releasing records of […]
A tractor rumbled over 2 acres of green turf last month at the MillerCoors brewery, its mechanical rake leaving wide swaths of thirsty grass chomped up in its wake. The once-lush knoll, by springtime, will feature a pathway of decomposed granite, a bed of river rocks and a sign encouraging water conservation. For its water-saving […]
SAN DIEGO – Team 10 has turned up expense reports and internal emails that call into question a public relations campaign designed to keep San Diego County paying skyrocketing water bills. Documents show the region’s largest water agency, the Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District (MWD), spent money to join influential local agencies including the San […]
On Friday, the San Diego County Water Authority won a historic victory — and sweet vindication — when a judge affirmed its contention that it has been systematically overcharged by the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, known as MWD. To read more, click here.
A judge has upheld his ruling in a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District that found the MWD’s rates violated state law, the San Diego County Water Authority announced Friday. San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow on Thursday affirmed his Feb. 25 tentative ruling that stated MWD rates imposed since 2011 violated several statutes and Proposition […]
The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California has engaged in a secret campaign to attack its critics in order to keep its water monopoly and to destroy Delta fish and farms, according to documents obtained by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) under the California Public Records Act. To read more, click here.
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Water Authority claims its water wholesaler, the Metropolitan Water District, participated in a public relations campaign aimed at convincing San Diego County ratepayers to accept years of overcharges. In February, a San Francisco County Superior Court judge ruled that the Los Angeles based Metropolitan Water District (MWD) overcharged […]
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday raised rates for 2015 and 2016 despite having projected cash reserves of $840 million – an amount that is $352 million above its board-adopted maximum reserve limit. MWD’s board also voted to spend the over-collected revenue on unbudgeted expenses. Officials from the San Diego County Water […]
LA’s Metropolitan Water District sells water to districts stretching from Ventura to San Diego, and the San Diego Water Authority contends they are overcharging every single one of them. The water authority has launched a new website took that they say is a good way for consumers to get educated and to fight back. Click […]