Pure Water Southern California Scoping

Get Involved in the Environmental Impact Report Scoping Process


We encourage community members to provide their ideas and perspectives about what should be included in the scope of the draft Environmental Impact Report. We want to hear first-hand from you about your thoughts and feedback on potential environmental impacts, especially in communities located around the program’s proposed facilities.


Please submit comments by Nov. 14, 2022 using one of the following methods:

Submit comments here.

Email your comments to ep@mwdh2o.com. Use "Pure Water Southern California" in the subject line.

Mail your written comments to:

Ms. Ana Reyes
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Environmental Planning Section
P.O. Box 54153
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0153

Watch a recording from a past virtual community meeting: 

Meeting in English

Meeting in Spanish


A Guide to Participating & Providing Comments

We’ve put together resources with tips on how to provide your comments during the scoping process.

Watch a video to learn how to participate.

English version:

Watch the Scoping Participation Video

Spanish version:

Vea el vídeo sobre cómo participar durante la fase de alcance

Check out our guide for submitting scoping comments here.

Spanish translation

Tagalog translation

Khmer translation

Steps in the Environmental Review Process

During the environmental review process Metropolitan and the Sanitation Districts will prepare a draft EIR. Development of the EIR includes three major steps and public involvement opportunities.

  1. Scoping – During this phase, the types of environmental issues, questions, and concerns to study in the scope of the EIR are identified. Your ideas and perspectives are important because feedback provided will be considered in the preparation of the Draft EIR.
    Scoping: Sept. 30 – Nov. 14, 2022.

  2. Draft EIR – The draft report will be made available to the public for review to allow community members the opportunity to provide feedback and comments. Metropolitan staff will review comments, prepare responses , and revise the EIR as needed.
    Draft EIR release: Summer 2023.

  3. Final EIR – The Metropolitan Board of Directors will review and consider certification of a Final EIR during a board meeting, which will be open to the public.
    Final EIR Certification: Early 2024.