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

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 […]

MWD Votes to Collect Even More Money from Taxes

For the third year in a row, MWD’s board voted to increase the amount of money it collects from property taxes. MWD has collected almost $800 million more than necessary to pay for items in its adopted budgets over the past three years, so the collection of more revenue from taxes was not, and is […]

Essential Means Essential… Not Excessive

Once again the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is playing games with our money. This time they’re playing games with our tax dollars by claiming the tax increase they are asking for is “essential” when the taxes are, in fact, “excessive.” MWD is back again this year, asking us to suspend the property tax […]

Time to Stop the Shell Games .. Time to Start the Transparency

Once again the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is playing games. This time, they are playing shell games with our ratepayer money. Unfortunately, these shell games have real consequences – we could be facing increases in water rates of at least $15 per acre-foot. Here’s how the ratepayer shell game works: Piecemeal Decisions […]