Feb. 18, 2021
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Colorado River Aqueduct Shutdown Underway

The reopening of the gates at Copper Basin in early March will complete the annual shutdown of the Colorado River Aqueduct. Tunnel cleaning and canal scraping are among the maintenance activities that occurred throughout the month. Several CRA shutdown-related capital projects, including six major improvements, are taking place along with inspections. Metropolitan typically shuts down the aqueduct system for about a month each winter, when temperatures usually are cooler and demands are lower, to complete inspections and perform maintenance and upgrades.


Stormwater for Recharge Pilot Programs Approved

Two local projects that will help increase the potential water supply benefits of stormwater capture were approved by Metropolitan's board. The projects with Western Municipal Water District and Central Basin Municipal Water District and the City of Bell Gardens will study stormwater capture and provide data on the most efficient and cost efficient methods to use rainwater and stormwater runoff.


Metropolitan Offering a Spanish-Language Tour of the Regional Recycled Water Center

Metropolitan will offer its first Spanish language virtual tour of the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. In addition, join us for our monthly English language virtual presentation on Tuesday, Feb 23 at 3 p.m. Learn more about the facility, its innovative purification process and the importance of purified water to Southern California's future water supply. Read more and register now.


Three New Directors Join the Board

Three new directors representing the cities of Fullerton and Santa Ana as well as the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District were recently seated on Metropolitan's board. We welcome Fullerton City Councilmember Fred Jung, Santa Ana City Councilmember Thai Viet Phan and Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District board member Dr. Anthony Fellow. Read the press release.



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