Local Mayors Support Rate Case While MWD Misstates Facts

The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published a commentary by four San Diego County mayors that outlined “Why San Diego should stay the course in water agency litigation.” It was posted online Aug. 2 and in the print edition on Aug. 3.

“While MWD says no ratepayers win when large water agencies spend years in court, the reality is that under MWD’s current rates, some agencies do win. In fact, all MWD’s other customers benefit to San Diego’s detriment when MWD adds the costs of its State Water Project supplies onto the cost of transporting our independent water supplies from the Colorado River,” said mayors Bill Wells of El Cajon, Matt Hall of Carlsbad, Ron Morrison of National City and Steve Vaus of Poway.

Click here to read the commentary.

At the same time, the newspaper published a commentary by MWD’s Board chairman that makes numerous false and misleading statements that warrant correction.

Click here to read the commentary. Click here to read the response.