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News from the Water Authority and its 24 member agencies.

Sweetwater Authority Board Approves $51M Budget, No Rate Increase

Chula Vista, Calif. – Sweetwater Authority (Authority) customers will not see a rate increase in the new fiscal year. The Authority’s Governing Board (Board) approved the budget on June 14, 2017. In order to achieve a zero percent rate increase, the Authority used a variety of strategies, including absorbing increased chemical and energy costs, not […]

Sweetwater Authority Welcomes Tish Berge as New General Manager

Former General Manager Jim Smyth retires after nearly 37 years with Sweetwater Authority Chula Vista, Calif. – At its meeting on June 14, 2017, the Governing Board of Sweetwater Authority (Authority) appointed Tish Berge to the role of general manager, effective June 26, 2017. Berge brings more than 25 years of experience in the water […]

Sweetwater Authority Completes Expansion of the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility

Chula Vista, Calif. –  This morning, state and local officials joined together with Sweetwater Authority (Authority) to celebrate the completion of construction on the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility Phase 2 Expansion project.

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OMWD Receives $650,000 in Grant Funding to Further Study Expansion of Its Local Water Supplies

Encinitas, Calif. — Olivenhain Municipal Water District was awarded $650,000 in grant funding from California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) to continue exploring the feasibility of brackish groundwater desalination in the San Dieguito Valley. In an effort to boost water supply in the wake of the state’s historic, five‐year drought, DWR awarded Proposition 1 funding […]