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July 9, 2014
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BDCP Comment Deadline July 29

The draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan Implementing Agreement is available for public review and comment through July 29. The BDCP is a 50-year plan that couples both water and ecosystem improvements in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

To make that happen, all involved – state and federal agencies and the water agencies – have to agree on assurances and action to comply with the state and federal Endangered Species Act. This includes financing, governance and processes to adapt to changing circumstances over time.

The Implementing Agreement is an important step toward a final agreement that would be signed as part of the final BDCP package of permits, plans and commitments.

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2014 Drinking Water Quality Report Issued

Each year, Metropolitan tests its water for almost 400 constituents and performs nearly 250,000 water quality tests to ensure the delivery of a safe and reliable water supply to nearly 19 million people in its service area.

Click here to read the 2014 report.

Sometimes amid the hard work and time needed to come up with a lasting solution to improve water supply reliability and the ecosystem in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it’s difficult to see progress. But there’s been considerable improvement the last few months.

Here are just three examples.

Click here to read the GM's blog.

Metropolitan Debuts Love California Campaign

A new drought-driven water conservation campaign sponsored by Metropolitan and its member agencies began airing this week on television stations across Southern California. The 30-second TV spots are aimed at promoting greater water awareness and encouraging additional conservation. They will run over the next 12 weeks.

The main character is a golden-colored, full-bodied mascot in the shape of California. The television ads are part of a broader drought outreach effort that began in May and runs through September. The multi-pronged campaign includes ads and other conservation material on radio, the Internet, mobile devices and billboards.

Click here to watch the TV ads.
Click here to hear the radio ads.
Click here to read the press release.

Metropolitan Board Raises Small Business Outreach Goal to 25 Percent

The board of directors decision to increase the goal to 25 percent from 18 percent is the biggest modification to Metropolitanís Business Outreach Program since it was launched in 2001. Since then, about 31 percent of Metropolitanís contracting dollars have been awarded to regional small business, representing a reinvestment of $1.2 billion into these businesses.

Click here to read the news release.

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