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February 2010
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Rain is Not Enough; Bottleneck at Delta Must Be Opened
No matter how much it rains, the water shortage facing Southern California and much of the state will not be over. That was the message in a commentary by General Manager Jeff Kightlinger in the December 27 "Perspectives" section of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The commentary with a photo of a half-full Diamond Valley Lake occupied the entire front page of "Perspectives."
Read the commentary.

"As much as 200 billion gallons of water that Metropolitan could normally
count on will not be delivered because of [Delta] restrictions." - Jeff Kightlinger

News Events

10 ways to save water Water Saving Tips Video
Watch Metropolitan's two-minute video on 10 ways to save water indoors and outdoors.


Member Agency Highlights

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Publishes Colorful "California Friendly" Plant Catalog
For the past year, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has taken a “total awareness approach” as it seeks to increase customer awareness about the need to conserve water.

Read the entire story.


Metropolitan At Work

DVL: The boat ramp is again open to private boats.

Metropolitan recently completed a three-lane extension to the boat ramp. Water supply challenges due to drought and environmental restrictions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta will continue to affect lake levels and dictate future boat launch suspensions.  Click here for details.


At A Glance

Metropolitan headquarters building recognized with Silver LEED plaque from the U.S. Green Building Council
Metropolitan was recently awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) certification, Silver level for its Headquarters building.  This certification identifies the building as a pioneering example of sustainable design and demonstrates Metropolitan’s leadership in energy and environmental design.  The building is one of only 11 within the city of Los Angeles awarded the Silver certification.

The application process involved a thorough evaluation and performance review by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The LEED certification recognizes excellence in facility design for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as a variety of other sustainable strategies.  By using less energy and water, LEED-certified buildings save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to a healthier environment.

LEED Silver

"Go Red" and "Have a Heart" Program
On February 4, approximately 20 Metropolitan employee volunteers created an eye-catching heart image by lighting windows at Metropolitan’s headquarters building in support of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red” and “Have a Heart” program, to help raise awareness about heart-related disease and promote healthy habits such as proper diet and exercise. (photograph by Larry La Com.)


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