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News from the Water Authority and its 24 member agencies.

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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 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. This certificate is the only national award for public […]

Jack Bebee was named the new general manager of the Fallbrook Public Utility District after a decade of serving the district. Photo: Courtesy FPUD

Jack Bebee Officially Named General Manager for Fallbrook Public Utility District

Fallbrook, Calif. – After a nationwide search with a pool of 54 candidates, the Fallbrook Public Utility District has a new general manager at the helm. Jack Bebee has been the district’s acting general manager for months. Prior to that, he served as the district’s chief engineer and assistant general manager. Bebee was selected by […]

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First-Ever High School intern at Fallbrook Public Utility District

Fallbrook, Calif. – Kate Calhoun, a junior at Fallbrook High, spent most of her summer Tuesday mornings at the Fallbrook Public Utility District as the district’s first paid summer intern. Now that school is back in session, she is back in class and recently finished her final task for the district. The final part of […]

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Jack Bebee Officially Selected as General Manager for Fallbrook Public Utility District

Fallbrook, Calif. – After a nationwide search with a pool of 54 candidates, the Fallbrook Public Utility District has a new general manager at the helm. Jack Bebee has been the district’s acting general manager for months. Prior to that, he served as the district’s chief engineer and assistant general manager. Bebee was selected by […]

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OMWD Promotes Scholarship Opportunity to Area Students for Best Video Featuring Special Districts

Encinitas, CA—Olivenhain Municipal Water District is encouraging local high school and college students to enter California Special Districts Association’s Districts Make the Difference video contest for a chance to win a scholarship of up to $2,000. Aspiring filmmakers can create a 60-second video telling the story of a special district, such as Olivenhain Municipal Water […]

The East County Water Festival offers a variety of water-themed, interactive activities for adults and children on Sept. 8. Photo: Courtesy Padre Dam MWD.

Celebrate the Future of East County’s Water at Sept. 8 Water Festival

Residents are invited to celebrate water at the East County Water Festival  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the East County Advanced Water Purification Demonstration Project Visitor Center in Santee. This free, fun-filled, water-themed event takes place for the first time this year. Members of the East County community as […]

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Sweetwater Authority Water Rate Increase Approved

Chula Vista, Calif. – The SweeetwaterAuthority authorized new water rates and charges at a public hearing on August 20. Authority customers will see an increase in their water bill for the first time since 2015. “The budget and rate study process supports the Authority’s commitment to transparency and delivers on its mission to provide safe […]

Water Industry Journal Highlights ‘Brought To You By Water’ Outreach

ACWA News, a publication of the Association of California Water Agencies, featured the San Diego County Water Authority’s “Brought To You By Water” campaign in its August 17 issue. The story, “San Diego Region Celebrates Water Reliability,” shares details about the successful partnership between the Water Authority and numerous business and community partners region to highlight […]

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Water Authority Board Conditionally Supports WaterFix Project in Bay Delta

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors today unanimously gave conditional support to current plants for California WaterFix, the state’s $17 billion proposal to address water supply constraints in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delt. The Board made its backing contigent on a project financing plan that treats San Diego County ratepayers fairly through the […]

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Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Sweetwater Authority

Chula Vista, Calif. – Sweetwater Authority (Authority) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. The certificate was presented to the Governing Board at its August 8 meeting. “This award is a testament to Sweetwater Authority’s commitment […]

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OMWD to Hold Open House at 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on August 18

Encinitas, CA—Olivenhain Municipal Water District invites the public to attend its annual 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility open house on Saturday, August 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is free of charge and will feature guided facility tours, a water‐wise landscape workshop, and more. California Landscape Technologies, OMWD’s landscape water conservation services […]

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Water Authority Expands Water-Use Efficiency Opportunities For Low-Income Homes

San Diego, Calif. – The San Diego County Water Authority is expanding a long-running partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to increase the availability of devices that save both water and energy for thousands of income-qualified residents across the region. The Water Authority’s investment of $150,000 will supplement funding for water-saving devices, allowing […]

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Sweetwater Authority Awards WEEP Grant to the City of Chula Vista’s Naturescape Program

Chula Vista, Calif. – Sweetwater Authority (Authority) presented a $5,000 award check to the City of Chula Vista Office of Sustainability at its July 25 Board meeting as part of the Authority’s Water Efficiency Education Program (WEEP) grant program. The grant award will assist the City of Chula Vista relaunch its NatureScape Program. Originally implemented […]

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Water Authority Prevails in Open Meetings Lawsuit

San Diego, Calif. – Superior Court Judge John S. Meyer ruled in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority on July 20, 2018, in a lawsuit that erroneously alleged the agency was violating the state’s primary open meetings statute, known as the Brown Act.

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Two Seats Open in the Nov. Election for FPUD Board of Directors

Fallbrook, Calif. – Two seats are open in the November election for the Fallbrook Public Utility District board of directors. Local residents interested in serving on the FPUD board and wishing to take part in the election can now file for candidacy with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office. The terms are for […]