Oct. 22, 2020
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Chairwoman Gloria D. Gray Reelected

Chairwoman Gloria D. Gray was unanimously reelected to a second two-year term by the board on Oct. 13. She will begin her new term on
Jan. 1, 2021. "I have worked hard over the past two years to bring a new voice and spirit of collaboration to our board," Gray said. "We have some far-reaching decisions on the immediate horizon, decisions that will shape Metropolitan for years to come. I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead our board as we find our path forward." Read the press release.

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Metropolitan to Optimize Solar Energy with Battery Storage Systems

Metropolitan's board voted to build four new battery energy storage systems that will boost the district's energy resilience and cut operational costs by optimizing solar power and reducing peak load at its facilities. With completion expected in mid-2022, the projects will allow Metropolitan to store excess power to use during peak periods. Read the press release.

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Board Expands Water Conservation Program

Two programs that will provide Southern Californians with more opportunities to save water were approved by Metropolitan's board. Both programs provide rebates for the purchase of water-saving equipment – one for flow-monitoring devices that provide real-time data on water usage; the other for premium high-efficiency toilets to replace older models in apartment buildings and multi-family complexes. Read the press release.


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Join Nov. 5 Virtual Tour of the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center

Join us Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. for a live virtual presentation and tour of the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center. Learn more about the facility, its innovative purification process and the importance of purified water to Southern California's future water supply. Register now.

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Visitor attendance up at Diamond Valley Lake

Diamond Valley Lake has reclaimed its role as a recreational hot spot for fishing and hiking since it reopened to visitors in May after closing in mid-March due to COVID-19. Visitor numbers have been up for the recreation area by 75% over last year.

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