A site by the San Diego County Water Authority to share the facts about the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

La Mesa Mayor Joins Effort Against MWD Overcharges

La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis on July 26 issued a letter in strong support of the Water Authority’s continued efforts to diversify the region’s water supplies and to “defend county ratepayers against overcharges by MWD.” The mayor, known as Dr. A, noted that the Water Authority has successfully transformed the region by developing independent water […]

Water Authority Secures Significant Water Rights Victory for Ratepayers

The San Diego County Water Authority won the most significant water rights victory in county history today when the state Court of Appeal issued a ruling in the Water Authority’s litigation against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The court said the Water Authority has a right to tens of thousands of acre-feet more […]

Majority of Ratepayers Disapprove of Recent Fiscal Decisions by MWD

A survey of 1,000 Southern California water ratepayers conducted by a nationally recognized polling firm found that when presented with facts about recent decisions by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, 58 percent of respondents disapprove of the agency’s performance. Over the past several years, MWD has made several questionable financial decisions that have […]

Truth & Transparency About Spending & Spinning

Los Angeles-based Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is still reeling from a blockbuster exposé in the Los Angeles Times that revealed MWD’s “turf removal rebate program” suffered from gross mismanagement, poor planning, and lax oversight. While a few MWD water users were lucky enough to receive turf rebates large enough to pay for a […]

Your Voice Made a Difference!

MWD’s board voted against the damaging proposal that would have increased the San Diego region’s water treatment cost in 2017 by 77 percent due to a new fixed charge. Thank you to all of the organizations and ratepayers who helped defeat that proposal! Instead, MWD voted to retain its current methodology for assessing the costs […]

MWD’s Long Range Plan Needs More Analysis

The latest draft planning document by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California do not reflect plans by at least 8 of its 26 member agencies to permanently reduce their future demands for MWD’s water supplies.  This is only one of several concerns raised by San Diego County Water Authority delegates to MWD’s board of […]