Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
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Mission Statement
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Metropolitan currently delivers an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area.
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Board of Directors
Profiles of member agencies and bios on MWD's Board of Directors

Executive Management
Executive Managers

Organization Chart

General Manager

Ethics Office

Legal Department

Audit Department

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Legislative Services

Career Opportunities
Information on current job announcements as well as information on hiring policies, exams and benefits.

Administrative Code (3,070kb pdf)*
MWD's administrative code adopted on Jan. 11, 1977.

MWD ACT (619kb pdf)*
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California was formed pursuant to the MWD Act, and exists pursuant to this statute.

Press Releases
Click here for up-to-date press releases as well as interesting at a glance facts.

Publications for Member Agencies
Click here to view our available publications.  Due to limited quantities, these brochures are available only to our member agencies.

Fact Sheets and Brochures
Click here for a variety of MWD printer-friendly at a glance information.

Environmental Review Documents
Click here to download documents that provide for the environmental review required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

MWD and Other CA Government Compensation Info
Click here to search the CA State Controller’s Database.

Water Glossary
A glossary of common water terms.

About the MWD Seal
A detailed, historical account of the Metropolitan Water District seal.

MWD History:

The Dream Comes True
A video history of Metropolitan, including early clips that show the 1928 building of the Colorado River aqueduct and how the district has evolved to keep step with public values such as water quality and stewardship. 

Annual Reports:

The Annual Reports provide detailed historical data about Metropolitan and summarize the priorities and key policy issues that faced the district in the year covered.  Click here to read our current and archived Annual Reports.

History and First Annual Report

Published in 1939, this edition celebrates the 70th anniversary of water delivery from the Colorado River Aqueduct.   Click here for the commemorative report.

Metropolitan Water District Headquarters:

700 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2944
(213) 217-6000

Click here to download the visitor parking guide.

Click here to obtain driving directions to MWD Headquarters.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

Public Transportation:
Click here for information about the Metro Rail System.

Click here for information about other MTA transportation.

Click here for information on the Fly-Away bus from Union Station to LAX.

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Page updated: February 10, 2015