San Diego Loses Billions in Potential Water Savings Under Court Ruling

The California Supreme Court effectively brought to end this week a longstanding, bitter fight between water managers in Los Angeles and San Diego — a ruling that means the loss of billions in potential savings for local ratepayers. The high court declined Wednesday to take up an appeal by the San Diego County Water Authority, leaving in place an appellate ruling that sided largely with the rival Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. San Diego was challenging the costs Metropolitan charged to deliver supplies from the Colorado River.