Strong Public Response to Water-Saving Rebates
Demand for water-saving rebates and turf removal incentives offered by Metropolitan skyrocketed during the first seven months of 2014 as consumers and businesses rallied behind the call for conservation during the ongoing drought.
The bond, if passed by voters in November, will represent the largest investment in California water infrastructure in decades. Click here to read the general manager’s statement.
Metropolitan courtyard to be named for former Chairman Jack Foley
The Board of Directors voted Aug. 19 to name the attractive courtyard in front of Metropolitan’s Headquarters building for former long-time board member and chairman Col. John “Jack” Foley. The plaza next to Metropolitan’s Headquarters building, located at Union Station, will be renamed the Colonel John V. “Jack” Foley Memorial Courtyard in honor of the two-time chairman, who passed away in March.
Metropolitan GM takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Metropolitan General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger joined with Andy Lipkis, founder and president of TreePeople, in taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The two participated in honor of a former long-time water leader who died of ALS and to also raise awareness of the drought and the stress it is causing trees. Before he died, Steve Hall ran the Association of California Water Agencies for many years and is fondly remembered by many in the water industry. The ice bucket challenge was done at the foot of a tree at the TreePeople Beverly Hills facility so the ice and water helped water the tree.