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September 2011
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Metropolitan Supports Aggressive Schedule to Complete Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

With state and federal leaders agreeing to an aggressive schedule, Metropolitan Water District's Board of Directors recently reaffirmed funding to complete the Bay Delta Conservation Plan as the path to identifying a comprehensive set of ecosystem and water system improvements for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

"It is essential to stay on track in order to take historic action in the Delta to meet California's co-equal goals of water supply reliability and ecosystem restoration for this important estuary," said Metropolitan board Chairman John V. Foley after the Aug. 16 action. "We continue to support BDCP as the foundation of a comprehensive solution to the Delta."

Despite Gains, Southern California has Considerable Water Supply Challenges

Thanks to an extraordinarily rainy, snow-packed winter and spring, Metropolitan Water District enters fall with strong storage supplies. In fact, Metropolitan expects to have a record amount of storage by the end of the year.

News Events

Fall Heat in Southern California
Fall often brings hot weather. There are things you can do to be water wise outside your home or business. Want to know how much water your outdoor plants need? Look at Metropolitan's Watering Index, which is updated daily on our Bewaterwise Web site

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Member Agency Highlights

Long Beach Water Department - 100 Years of Service

For 100 years, the Long Beach Water Department (LBWD) has provided its customers with a reliable and cost-effective supply of drinking water that meets or exceeds the most stringent water quality standards. As it celebrates its Centennial Anniversary, LBWD remains committed to ensuring these standards will continue to be met far into the future.


Metropolitan At Work

Colorado River Aqueduct Marks 70th Anniversary

Metropolitan marked a major milestone this summer: the 70th anniversary of the first delivery of water from the Colorado River Aqueduct.

This event in June 1941 culminated an odyssey that began when Southern California cities launched a collective effort to build and operate a 242-mile aqueduct from the Colorado River, across the desert, to the coastal plain.

Published in 1939, the History and First Annual Report, Commemorative Edition celebrates the 70th anniversary of water delivery from the Colorado River.


At A Glance

Government Office Building of the Year

Union Station Headquarters building was awarded 2011 government Office Building of the Year for the Pacific Southwest Region by the Building Owners and Managers Association. The award is the latest to recognize the Union Station Headquarters building for implementing conservation measures which resulted in reducing energy use by more than 10 percent, earning EPA's Energy Star ratings five years in a row (2006-10).

Last year, the Building Owners and Managers Association recognized the Union Station Headquarters as the Office Building of the Year for the Los Angeles area. Having won the regional award, Metropolitan's headquarters building now will vie for the international government office building of the year award.


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