Court Rules MWD Contract Clause Unconstitutional

Big win for millions of Southern California water ratepayers: A California Court of Appeal ruled today that MWD’s “Rate Structure Integrity” contract clause is unconstitutional and that the Water Authority has legal standing to challenge it. The RSI clause was designed to punish MWD’s own member agencies if they decided to challenge MWD’s rates in court. The clause has prevented the Water Authority from receiving funding for local water supply projects, while collecting San Diego ratepayer dollars to build projects in Los Angeles and other areas in Southern California. Read more at