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The San Diego County Water Authority is engaged in a major outreach campaign that mischaracterizes Metropolitan's financial practices.  This is occurring as the Water Authority is pursuing a series of lawsuits against the District and spending millions of dollars of ratepayer money to attack Metropolitan's solid track record on:

  • Water conservation and sustainability accomplishments

  • Successful water management during the historic five-year drought

  • Strategic investments and comprehensive planning to meet future water needs for Southern California

  • Solid financial management, low debt load and high credit rating

Earlier this year, the Water Authority began writing letters to local officials outside of its own service area and making presentations to organizations that contain incorrect information and misrepresentations about Metropolitan's investments and financial practices.  These letters also omit how the Water Authority lawsuits could shift significant costs to other ratepayers in our service area and limit Metropolitan's ability to advance conservation programs and develop local water supplies to meet future needs in the region.

 

The following materials respond to those inaccurate allegations about Metropolitan's financial practices.

MWD General Manager’s Statement on Litigation, June 21, 2017

 

Documents

MWD Statements

Correspondence

Fact Sheets

Facts