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Since 2000, Metropolitan Water District has filed annual reports with the California Legislature detailing its achievements in conservation, recycling and groundwater recharge. Locally-developed water resources are important elements of a sustainable, environmentally sound and cost-effective water resource "mix" to maintain reliability in urban Southern California. This report summarizes Metropolitan’s achievements and progress in developing and managing our limited water resources.

 

CONSERVATION

A growing piece of Metropolitanís reliability pie is water conservation. Over the past two decades, Metropolitan has invested more than $333 million for incentive programs to reduce residential and commercial water use, resulting in about 1.9 million acre-feet of cumulative savings.

LOCAL RESOURCES

Since 1982, Metropolitanís Local Resources Program (LRP) has seen an investment of more than $331 million for recycled water projects and $118 million in groundwater recovery projects. This investment has resulted in the production of more than 2 million acre-feet of water. Metropolitan has partnered with member agencies on 73 recycling projects and 23 groundwater recovery projects.

WATERSHED INITIATIVES

Metropolitan is participating in several statewide and local efforts to manage watersheds and enhance or restore environmental resources such as natural habitats and wetlands. A 50-year plan to balance the use of Colorado River water resources with the conservation of native species and their habitats is underway.

ETHICS OFFICE

Established by special legislation enacted in 2000, the Ethics Office is responsible for promoting a transparent and ethical culture at Metropolitan by proposing and administering Metropolitan’s ethics-related regulations and providing advice and education to the Metropolitan community.

 

Archived Reports*
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2013
2012
2011
2010
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2008
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