Metropolitan to Hold Media Availability Monday (April 13) Following Board Committee’s Consideration of Water Cutbacks During Drought

Proposed allocation action would enact stiff surcharges on member agencies that fail to achieve a 15 percent reduction in regional water deliveries

LOS ANGELES--()--Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:

WHAT:     Metropolitan Water District will host a media availability after a committee of the district’s board of directors considers action to limit deliveries to the district’s 26 member public agencies through a water allocation plan, starting this summer.
 
Any allocation recommendation made Monday by Metropolitan’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee would be considered by the full board Tuesday, April 14.
 
WHEN:

Monday, April 13, immediately following 9:30 a.m. meeting of the Metropolitan board’s Water Planning and Stewardship Committee

 
WHERE: Conference Room 1-102, Metropolitan Water District headquarters, 700 N. Alameda St., adjacent to historic Union Station, downtown Los Angeles (Committee meeting is being held in nearby Board Room.)

 

 

PARTICIPANTS:

Metropolitan board Chairman Randy Record and General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger

 
VISUALS: Information on Metropolitan’s water conservation programs and drought response will be available. B-roll footage also will be accessible through Metropolitan FTP site.
 

BACKGROUND:

Less than two weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide urban water use reductions of 25 percent during the drought’s fourth year, Metropolitan’s board will consider restricting supplies to the district’s member agencies and their retailers partly based on their dependency on MWD’s imported supplies, while taking into account other local supply sources and conservation actions.

 

If approved, the allocation would start July 1 and help further reduce water use and stretch available supplies, especially during the upcoming hot summer months. Limiting supplies is among the tools Metropolitan will use to support the governor’s order. Other actions include conservation programs, local water supply development, and working with the state on new rebate, outreach and funding initiatives to support drought response activities.

 

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

Contacts

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Bob Muir, 213-217-6930 or 213-324-5213 (mobile)
or
Sherita Coffelt, 213-217-6450 or 214-477-6999 (mobile)

Contacts

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Bob Muir, 213-217-6930 or 213-324-5213 (mobile)
or
Sherita Coffelt, 213-217-6450 or 214-477-6999 (mobile)