Press Releases

Aug. 17, 2021

Metropolitan Declares Water Supply Alert In Response To Severe Drought

Sept. 20, 2021

California Urban And Agricultural Water Districts Reach Settlement Agreement In Legal Dispute, Move Toward Collaboration On Colorado River

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Aug. 30, 2021

Drought Prompts New Metropolitan Advertising Campaign Asking Region To Save Even More Water

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Aug. 24, 2021

Water Agencies Across West Partner To Conserve Colorado River Water, Augment Lake Mead Level Through Agricultural Fallowing

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July 22, 2021

The 15 Percent Challenge: Use Water More Wisely

May 14, 2021

In Drought, Don’t Take Water for Granted

May 7, 2021

How the Colorado River Benefits from Conservation

Fact Sheets & Publications

Fact Sheet
Metropolitan At a Glance
Quick statistics and facts about Metropolitan
Annual Water Quality Report
Summary of Metropolitan's water quality and monitoring data for 2019, indicating Metropolitan's drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal requirements.

Met in the News


Colorado River Aqueduct Shutdown, February 2021

July 6, 2021

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: The Heart of California's Water Supply

June 17, 2020

You can Depend on the Metropolitan Water District Today and Always

April 2, 2020


Aug. 26, 2021
Metropolitan Monthly News August 2021

Photos & B-Roll

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative that delivers water to 26 member agencies serving 19 million people. The district imports water and helps develop storage, local supplies and resource-management programs.

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Metropolitan is committed to the values of transparency and open government, ensuring the public and our ratepayers have access to information about our agency and its activities to promote accountability, good governance and public participation.

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