Sept. 2, 2020
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Metropolitan Offers Online Education Activities

With the start of the new school year, Metropolitan is offering new online education activities. Opportunities include an online storytime, a program for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and custom virtual presentations geared toward students from pre-K to college. Register today.

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Metropolitan Responds to Power Emergency

East County

During the recent California power emergency, Metropolitan did its part to help. Metropolitan recently helped save and generate 230 megawatts of power by reducing pumping on the Colorado River Aqueduct, accepting more water from the California Department of Water Resources to boost hydropower, switching to lower-energy disinfection methods and increasing hydropower output. Read more about California ISO's process to protect grid reliability.

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Revitalizing Greg Avenue Pressure Control Structure
Solar Cup

Metropolitan's Greg Avenue Pressure Control Structure is getting a
$21 million upgrade to revitalize its 50-plus year-old equipment. Reliability improvements include replacing existing pumps, a control building, surge tanks and key electrical, mechanical, and control equipment. The structure moves Colorado River water to the western portions of Metropolitan's service area. The project began in March 2019 and is expected to be completed next February. Watch a slidshow of the recent delivery of two pumps.


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Metropolitan Projects Recognized

Metropolitan received two awards from the Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center was selected as the 2020 Outstanding Water/Wastewater Treatment project. The award recognizes projects which demonstrate innovation by including implementation of new methods and improvements of existing methods, and the incorporation of emerging technology. The Second Lower Feeder PCCP Rehabilitation, Reach 1 and 4, was selected as the 2020 Outstanding Water Project. The project was recognized for its strategies to minimize downtime for deliveries, reduce impacts to traffic flow, sequence construction and coordinate excellent public outreach.

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Orange County Director Joins Metropolitan Board

TamaribuchiWater industry veteran Satoru “Sat” Tamaribuchi joined Metropolitan's Board of Directors at the August board meeting, representing the Municipal Water District of Orange County. Tamaribuchi, elected to the MWDOC Board of Directors in 2014, has an extensive career in water, including assisting the Irvine Ranch Water District in preparing and implementing water resources master plans. Read the press release.

 

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