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Request for Disclosure of WaterFix Agreements

Request for Adequate Time to Review and Distribute Information on CA WaterFix

Recommendations on Proposed Legislative Priorities for 2017 & 2018

Concerns with MWD’s 2015 Urban Water Management Plan

Metropolitan Water District sued

The Metropolitan Water District has been sued over the multi million-dollar purchase of five islands in the Sacramento River Delta.

Two Northern California counties, two water districts and two environmental groups filed suit on Thursday.  Brenna Norton with Food and Water Watch, one of plaintiffs, says:

“This is really they effort to push through a much bigger water project that has been approved by the state.  In attempting to push through a 67-billion dollar Delta tunnel project that could cost Southern California taxpayers and ratepayers billions of dollars including future liabilities.”

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San Diego facing another water rate hike – MWD votes to increase water prices

Southern California homeowners have seen their water rates go up almost 400 percent in 10 years.

Now another increase voted on by the Metropolitan Water District will raise rates on its prices for 2017 and 2018.  Jason Foster with the San Diego Water Authority says those prices will get passed on to retail water agencies in the San Diego region and then come out of the wallet of local residents and businesses.

“It’s undoubtedly going to be felt by customers throughout San Diego County,” said Foster.

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Historic win for County Water Authority over MWD villains

On Friday, the San Diego County Water Authority won a historic victory — and sweet vindication — when a judge affirmed its contention that it has been systematically overcharged by the giant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, known as MWD.

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San Diego County Water Authority announces MWD’s rates violated state law

A judge has upheld his ruling in a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District that found the MWD’s rates violated state law, the San Diego County Water Authority announced Friday.

San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow on Thursday affirmed his Feb. 25 tentative ruling that stated MWD rates imposed since 2011 violated several statutes and Proposition 26, which sets the conditions for which taxes and fees can be increased, according to water authority officials, who filed the suit alleging the MWD illegally assigned unrelated water supply costs to its water transportation rates.

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Restore the Delta blasts MWD’s secret campaign to keep its water monopoly

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California has engaged in a secret campaign to attack its critics in order to keep its water monopoly and to destroy Delta fish and farms, according to documents obtained by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) under the California Public Records Act.

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