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May 22, 2014
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Randy Record Selected as New Metropolitan Chairman

Randy Record, long-time water industry leader and farmer, was unanimously selected as Metropolitanís new chairman of the board of directors. Record is a fifth-generation San Jacinto Valley native who represents Riverside Countyís Eastern Municipal Water District on the board. He becomes the 18th chairman in Metropolitanís 85-year history and succeeds the late John V. Foley, who passed away in March.

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MWD calls on Southern California to ramp up conservation this summer

Summer is around the corner and with it comes the yearís hottest months. Conservation, especially limiting outdoor watering, will be crucial as the drought continues to grip the state and impacts Metropolitanís water reserves.

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Read General Manager Jeffrey Kightlingerís blog:

Lower water use key to help storage reserves


Turf Removal Incentive Doubled

Increased conservation is crucial as the drought continues and Southern California enters the hot summer months. Metropolitan offers an array of outdoor and indoor conservation incentives to help defray the costs of buying water-efficient appliances. Find out more at bewaterwise.com.

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Long Beach Poly, Canyon and West Covina high schools take top awards at 2014 Solar Cup


Warren High School student celebrates the Solar Cup spirit.

For the first time in Solar Cupís 12-year history, two schools tied for first place in the veterans division. Long Beach Poly High School and Canyon High School of Anaheim finished tied. First place in the rookie division went to West Covina High School.

The schools were among 40 teams representing 700 students in the nationís largest solar-powered boat competition held at Metropolitanís Lake Skinner in Riverside County. The teams all come from Metropolitanís six-county, 5,200-square-mile service area that spans Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties.

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Historic Shutdown of Two Treatment Plants a Success

Metropolitan recently shutdown the Joseph Jensen and Henry J. Mills water treatment plants at the same time for drought-related upgrades in one case and an urgent pipeline repair by the state Department of Water Resources in the other.

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Spring Green Expo again showcases latest in water-use efficiency

Spring Green Expo featured more than 70 exhibits by colleges, businesses and public agencies as well as one-hour seminars focusing on California Friendly landscapes, turf removal tips and smart irrigation choices.

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