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 caused rates to double.  The on-line poll was conducted April 19-24, 2017, by the San Francisco-based David Binder Research.

Notably, a majority of respondents support reform measures to improve MWD’s transparency, accountability and stop overspending.