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Aug 25, 2014     
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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.

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California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown approve $7.5 billion water bond for November ballot.

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.

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Water Supply Conditions: Into the “Yellow”

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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.

A dedication ceremony and plaque unveiling is planned for later this year, with a reception for Chairman Foley’s family and fellow directors. The courtyard is located on the north side of the headquarters building next to the train station itself, and features a water fountain (currently shut off due to the drought), with a view of the Union Station clock tower and Los Angeles City Hall.

The Metropolitan Board of Directors voted this month to bestow the honor on the late board chairman, who first led the board from 1993 through 1998, and who had begun his second two-year term as board chairman at the time of his passing. Foley’s legacy included Diamond Valley Lake reservoir, and the Integrated Water Resources Plan that led to a landmark diversification of Metropolitan’s water portfolio.

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.

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