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July 2012
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Federal and State Leaders Announce Milestone BDCP Development

Metropolitan Board Chairman John V. Foley Issues Statement Regarding Delta Announcement by Gov. Jerry Brown, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

"Governor Brown and Secretary Salazar have shown great leadership in advancing a proposal for the Delta with real specifics. Metropolitan looks forward to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan producing draft environmental documents as soon as possible and a Record of Decision next year."

on Foley's statement.

on Governor Brown's and Secretary Salazar's statement.

Metropolitan At Work

Essential Infrastructure Investments

Repairs during the Colorado River Aqueduct shutdown

For more than 70 years, the Metropolitan Water District has delivered safe and reliable water to consumers and businesses throughout its six-county service area. That service has been and continues to be an essential and great value. However, like many basic services today, Metropolitan's costs are increasing for a number of reasons. One of the biggest is the constant need to repair and upgrade systems to ensure reliable water supplies.

Metropolitan's infrastructure is aging. The Colorado River Aqueduct was completed in 1939 and the Weymouth Treatment plant in 1941. Today, more than 40 percent of the district's imported water system is more than 60 years old.


The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report 2012

The report has been released and is available online.



Member Agency Highlights

Pasadena Water & Power is Thriving at 100

Pasadena Water & Power is making a big splash this year by celebrating its centennial anniversary which includes educating its customers about the utility's long history and future, while celebrating 100 years of superior service to the community.

Pasadena's water system first took root in the 1860s when vintner Benjamin Eaton directed mountain runoff from Pasadena's Arroyo Seco to his budding grape fields. Drawn by his verdant crops, settlers flocked to the area and Eaton soon developed a ground-breaking water distribution system to serve the growing "Indiana Colony," as Pasadena was first known.


Santa Ana's Water Ranked Among the World's Best Tasting

The city of Santa Ana's tap water received the Silver Award in the "Best Municipal Water" category at the 2012 Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting contest, which attracts submissions from all over the world.

"This is the second consecutive year our water has rated among the top in the world, an award we are proud to achieve," said Ray Burk, Santa Ana's Water Resources Manager, in a press release. "It demonstrates the stringent standards we set for our tap water, which are above and beyond the drinking water health standards required by both state and federal agencies."

More than 150 people and an array of water officials from the United States and abroad attended the water tasting festival in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Touted as the "Academy Awards of Water," the competition is the largest and longest running water tasting in the world dedicated to preserving and protecting drinking water.


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