Section 130.5 of the MWD Act requires Metropolitan to prepare and submit, on or before February 1 of each year, an annual report to the California State Legislature on the District’s progress in achieving the goals of cost-effective conservation, recycling, and groundwater recharge. The Regional Progress Report -- also referred to as the “SB 60” report for the legislation that established it -- highlights Metropolitan’s investments in local resources and conservation programs.
Section 130.5 also requires the district to invite knowledgeable persons from the fields of water conservation and sustainability, and to consider factors of availability, water quality, regional self-sufficiency, benefits for species and environment, the totality of life-cycle costs, including avoided costs, and short-and long-term employment and economic benefits. All hearings are held at Metropolitan's Board meetings, and are streamed live from http://www.mwdh2o.com/WhoWeAre/Board/Board-Meeting/. A recent Demand Management cost allocation study, reviewing the avoided cost benefts of Metropolitan's Demand Management programs is also available at http://www.mwdh2o.com/WhoWeAre/Pages/Demand-Management-Cost-Allocation.aspx.