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March 13, 2014
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Drought: Metropolitan Board Approves Water Awareness, Conservation Outreach Campaign

In response to California’s statewide drought emergency and its own recent Water Supply Alert declaration, Metropolitan’s board of directors has approved a $5.5 million regional communications, outreach and advertising campaign aimed at promoting greater water awareness and encouraging additional conservation.

Read the press release here.

Read more at Metropolitan’s drought page


Read Part 2 of General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger’s blog:
Surviving the 1977 Drought.

Read Part 1: Surviving a Zero Allocation – Leave it to the “OPS” Team

Governor Brown Signs Drought Legislation

With drought condition still challenging California, Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a $687 million relief package, including money for infrastructure improvements, emergency water shortages and aid to farmworks.

The governor signed the emergency legislation two days after both house of the Legislature approved the measure with nearly unanimous support.

Read the governor’s press release.


Compton Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

The City of Compton is one of the oldest in the Metropolitan family. This year it is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a number of civic events. The gala finale is set for May 10.

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Former Metropolitan Board Chair Lois B. Krieger Passes

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