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October 2010
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20 x 2020 … Building the Momentum


Timothy F. Brick, Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, will convene a regional Water Summit entitled "20 x 2020…Building the Momentum" on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. The purpose of the event is to examine and discuss the extensive work underway throughout California to help ensure water supply reliability through the year 2020 – and, beyond.

Register for the 20 X 2020 Summit

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News Events

Foley Returns As Chairman of Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors
John V. Foley, chairman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California during the 1990s, was again elected to the top post. Foley, who has represented the Municipal Water District of Orange County on Metropolitan’s board since August 1989, was unanimously elected to a two-year term as chairman, taking office in January 2011. Foley previously presided as Metropolitan board chairman from December 1993 through 1998. Click here for more information.

Energy Management
Metropolitan’s Board of Directors recently approved Energy Management Policies that will help Southern California’s primary water import agency contain costs, reduce its financial exposure to escalating electrical power markets, and continue establishing energy independence.

Skinner Solar
The 10-acre field of solar panels at Metropolitan’s Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plant
generates about 2.4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, renewable energy a year.

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Watch a video about the activation of the solar panels.


Member Agency Highlights

West Basin Achieving 20 x 2020 Water Savings with Help from Federal Grants
West Basin Municipal Water District recently received grants from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to help achieve a water-use reduction of 20 percent by 2020 and to replace more than 1,300 water wasting toilets with high-efficiency toilets. Toilet retrofits will target high-rise office buildings and hotels, though small businesses may also qualify.

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Conservation garden in front of West Basin


Metropolitan At Work

Integrated Water Resources Plan Update – Water Reliability Through 2035
The adoption of the 2010 Integrated Water Resources Plan (IRP) by the Board of Directors at the October board meeting marks the culmination of a comprehensive, two-year process, which included public input gathered at Stakeholder Forums held throughout Southern California.

        Read the Board Letter
        Visit the IRP Web Page


At A Glance

Save a Buck Office Building of the Year Awarded to Metropolitan
Metropolitan’s headquarters building was awarded the Office Building of the Year by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles (BOMA). The award was made in the government building category and presented on Oct. 7 at the 25th Annual Office Building of the Year program.

Earlier this year, the headquarters building was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Silver level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It identifies the building as a pioneering example of sustainable design and demonstrates Metropolitan’s leadership in energy and environmental design. The headquarters building is one of only 11 within the city of Los Angeles awarded the Silver certification.

Save a Buck Rebate
Metropolitan offers businesses 12 ways to save money and water through rebate programs available in Southern California. Read the press release.


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