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News from the Water Authority and its 24 member agencies.

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Padre Dam Board Appoints New Board Member to Division 4

Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors has appointed Ivan Andujar to fill the Board vacancy in Division 4  as the result of the recent passing of August Caires. Andujar was sworn into office and officially seated on the Board of Directors immediately following the Board appointment at the September 6, 2023 Board meeting. […]

Sweetwater Authority Launches Community Advisory Work Group, Seeking Engagement and Input from Stakeholders on Future Projects

Chula Vista, Calif. – On September 26, 2023, Sweetwater Authority will hold the first meeting of its newly-formed Community Advisory Work Group. The group offers Authority stakeholders a platform to actively engage in the projects and initiatives of the water agency. By providing input, participants will help shape the future of their community’s water services […]

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New California Law Taps Science to Improve Water Management

Legislation signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom ensures the state has the science and weather forecasting tools it needs for more flexible reservoir operations. The bill, AB 30, makes breakthrough water management technology standard for the California Department of Water Resources. The legislation was introduced by San Diego Assemblymember Chris Ward and co-sponsored […]

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Water Authority Earns National Conservation Innovation Award

The San Diego County Water Authority was recognized with a national award from the Alliance for Water Efficiency for programs that help county residents and businesses conserve water. The Water Authority earned the 2023 Utility Innovation Award for developing and deploying of one of the first and most comprehensive multi-benefit water-use efficiency incentive programs in […]

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OMWD Continues to Expand Recycled Water Reach

Encinitas, Calif. — Olivenhain Municipal Water District continues to expand its recycled water distribution by connecting to the Rancho Paseana horse ranch, providing the property with locally produced, tertiary treated recycled water for irrigation.    The Rancho Paseana horse ranch is located in Rancho Santa Fe and covers approximately 225 acres. Connecting this property to […]

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Tish Berge and Kelley Gage Appointed to Key Leadership Positions

San Diego County Water Authority executives Tish Berge and Kelley Gage were promoted Monday by General Manager Dan Denham. Berge moves from assistant general manager to deputy general manager after two years in her prior post. Gage, who served as director of water resources the past five years, is now assistant general manager. Berge oversees […]

Sweetwater Authority Customers NOT Affected by Boil Water Notice; Water Remains Safe to Consume

Chula Vista, Calif. – Sweetwater Authority is aware of a boil water advisory affecting parts of San Diego County, including Coronado and Imperial Beach. Sweetwater Authority is not affected by the notice, and our customers can be assured that their tap water continues to be safe to consume. Below is a map of Sweetwater Authority’s […]

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Dan Denham Appointed Water Authority General Manager

August 24, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to appoint Dan Denham as general manager, following the retirement of former General Manager Sandra L. Kerl in June. Denham has served in several leadership capacities with the Water Authority for the past 17 years, including his most recent […]

Recent Water Transfers from Loveland Reservoir Provide Ecological Benefit

Chula Vista, Calif. – In fall 2022 and winter 2023, Sweetwater Authority transferred storage water from Loveland Reservoir to Sweetwater Reservoir to meet customer drinking water needs. Years of prolong drought conditions created a need to transfer the water to Sweetwater Reservoir, where it can be treated and distributed to Authority customers at a lower […]

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Water Authority Sues to Stop Imminent, Illegal Water Rate Increase

Litigation aims to protect ratepayers from ‘LAFCO tax’ while seeking out-of-court settlement     August 21, 2023 – The San Diego County Water Authority today filed suit against the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, to protect the environment and to stop an imminent and illegal rate increase from harming farmers, working families, small businesses, […]

Loveland Reservoir Expected to Spill Early Next Week Due to Tropical Storm, Flooding in Area Likely

Residents in the Sweetwater River flood-plain asked to prepare in order to reduce possibility of damage to property Chula Vista, Calif. – Due to expected heavy rainfall from tropical storm Hilary, Sweetwater Authority expects unplanned water releases, or spills, from Loveland Reservoir in Alpine, California may occur early next week. These potential unplanned water releases, […]

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Helix Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that Helix Water District received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its fiscal year 2021-22 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. The district’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report communicates the district’s finances after the fiscal year closes on June 30. The Certificate of Achievement recognizes the district’s […]

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Robinson Tank “R” Project Completed

On November 8, 2022, the Ramona Municipal Water District Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution renaming Improvement District No. 5 (ID-5) tank to Robinson Tank to recognize retiring Director Jim Robinson’s 20-year service to the community. Director Robinson served on the water board from 1994 to 2010 and from 2018 to 2022. He added […]

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Padre Dam Board Vice President August A. Caires

Padre Dam Municipal Water District Board Vice President August Caires died August 2 from pancreatic cancer. He was 76 years old. “Augie served this District and his community with outstanding distinction for nearly 30 years. He was a good friend and colleague to many of us,” said Padre Dam Board President Bill Pommering. “He will […]

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Vista Irrigation District Receives National Award for Financial Reporting

Vista, Calif. — Vista Irrigation District has been presented with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual comprehensive financial report (ACFR) for fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. This certificate is the only national award for public […]