August 17, 1998 |
A big water deal went down last week for Southern California. It was historic and unprecedented and maybe some other superlatives. Ignoring all the jargon and spin, this is what happened: San Diego city folks wanted to buy surplus water from Imperial Valley farmers. They agreed on a price. But the only way to deliver the purchase was through an aqueduct owned by the Metropolitan Water District. San Diego and the MWD couldn't agree on a delivery price. So they "compromised."
April 11, 1998 |
In an effort to break the impasse between San Diego County and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Gov. Pete Wilson has summoned officials from the two warring water agencies to a negotiating session in his office, officials said Friday.
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April 12, 1991 |
In a reversal of policy that one board member compared to the action of a yo-yo, the San Diego County Water Authority board Thursday scaled back its minimum conservation target from 30% to 20%, effective immediately, and abandoned strict water use prohibitions that would have gone into effect Monday.
January 26, 2001 |
The San Diego County water board voted Thursday to file a lawsuit to overturn a half-century-old regulation that gives Los Angeles the right, during a drought, to deprive San Diego County of more than half of its water supply. After griping about the issue since 1951, the San Diego County agency has decided that it cannot plan its future with such uncertainty about water.
August 11, 1998 |
The governing boards of the Metropolitan Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority overwhelmingly approved a deal Monday that could assure San Diego County an independent supply of water for the next 30 years. The deal could also mark the beginning of deregulation in the multibillion-dollar California water industry, one of the last public utilities in the state that strictly controls the supply of its resource.
August 7, 1998 |
Negotiators from the Metropolitan Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority have reached what could be the end to a corrosive decades-long feud while opening a new era in state policy in which water could be bought and sold in an open market. The deal, announced by Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday afternoon, is dependent on voter approval of a huge bond measure this fall that would be used in part to cover costs involved in transferring water from Imperial Valley farms to San Diego.