Nov. 19, 2020
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Metropolitan Board Advances Regional Recycled
Water Program


Southern California took a major step forward on the path to developing a new sustainable water source from purified wastewater as Metropolitan’s board voted last week to begin environmental planning work on what would be one of the largest advanced water treatment plants in the world. The approval marks a significant milestone for the Regional Recycled Water Program, a partnership between Metropolitan and the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts to reuse wastewater currently sent to the ocean. Read the press release.

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Public Input Sought on Selection of New
General Manager

The public is invited to two virtual meetings this week. If you can't make the one on Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-7 p.m. you still have a chance to join us Saturday, Nov. 21, 10-11 a.m. The open forums are aimed at gathering input from the public, member agencies, businesses, environmental groups, employees and other stakeholders on the background, experience and qualities desired to successfully lead Metropolitan following the retirement of longtime General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger. Register to attend a meeting, take the survey and read the press release.

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Board to Take Action on Delta Conveyance Planning

Metropolitan's board will be voting to fund the environmental planning for the Delta Conveyance Project on Dec. 8. The state is proposing a single tunnel to protect the reliability of State Water Project supplies. Read the fact sheet.

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Metropolitan Launches Campaign to Encourage Planting California Friendly Plants

Just in time for fall planting season, Metropolitan launched a new campaign featuring whimsical, animated plant characters who bring to life the joy and water-saving benefits California Friendly® plants can deliver to gardens and landscapes. The colorful "We're California Friendly Plants" campaign depicts the characters singing, planting tiny versions of themselves, launching fireworks that explode into California native flowers, and celebrating all the water-wise plants have to offer.
Read the press release.

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Solar Cup 2021 to Launch Soon

Solar Cup™ 2021 will be an online STEAM-focused program where high school students learn skills by working as a team and selecting from a menu of activities including robotics, solar power vehicles, building online gaming, social media messaging, visual arts and dream job skills. To learn more about participating, contact Julie Miller Kalbacher.

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