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November 2009

Keep up with important water issues by reading timely articles on water quality and supply issues, member agency news and more.

Historic Water Legislation Signed into Law
A bold new comprehensive approach is now in place to address the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, improve water management statewide and invest in water reliability throughout California with Governor Schwarzenegger’s signing of five landmark bills that were approved by the state Legislature on Nov. 4. Read entire story.

News Events

Inland Feeder Online
The Inland Feeder is a high-capacity, 44-mile long water delivery system designed to increase Southern California’s water supply reliability in the face of drought, climate change and emergencies such as a large earthquake, while also minimizing the impact on the fragile Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Inland Feeder will provide great operational flexibility by allowing Metropolitan to take advantage of large volumes of water when available and depositing it in Diamond Valley Lake and local groundwater basins for use during dry periods and emergencies.

Click here to see a short video about the Inland Feeder project.

Inland Feeder water into DVL


Member Agency Highlights

Eastern Municipal Water District Partners with Schools to Install Water Efficient Devices
Eastern Municipal Water District was recently successful in obtaining a $300,000 CALFED Water Use Efficiency grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for a Public School Retrofit Program. The money will be used to install water efficient retrofit devices, replacing old, inefficient devices.

Read the entire story.


Metropolitan at Work

Metropolitan Wins Platinum Award

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) recently honored Metropolitan with its top utility management award. The Platinum Award for Utility Excellence was awarded for outstanding achievement in meeting nationally recognized standards for effectively managed utilities.

New Education Portal for Teachers and Students
Metropolitan recently launched a redesigned education portal – a Web site designed for our service area teachers and students to learn about water and conservation.  Click here to visit our new site and learn more about Metropolitan’s education programs.

Click here to watch the video


At a Glance

Bewaterwise Available in Spanish
Metropolitan’s popular – packed with water-conservation tips, California Friendly gardening help and more  -- is now available in Spanish.

Colorado River Aqueduct Shutdown
The Colorado River Aqueduct was closed down for three weeks in October for repairs and maintenance. Click here to see a photos of the shutdown and of the tunnel cleaning machine.


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