San Diego County Water Authority

Carlsbad water supply in good shape despite drought

CARLSBAD — With little rain this winter and nearby lakes dropping below capacity, the signs of California’s drought are easy enough to observe locally. After two consecutive dry years and a third underway, concerns about mandatory water supplies and cutbacks have swelled.

Judge tentatively rules in SDCWA’s favor

REGION — SDCWA (San Diego County Water Authority) won the first court battle in its lawsuit against its main water supplier MWD (Metropolitan Water District) over water rates.

Water districts closely watching drought conditions

Water districts closely watching drought conditions

ENCINITAS — Local water districts are closely monitoring a nasty drought to see if water-use restrictions are necessary. For now, it appears they will have adequate supply to draw from.

Desal plant to be completed in 2016

Desal plant to be completed in 2016

CARLSBAD — Exactly one year after ground was broken on the project, Carlsbad’s desalination plant about one fourth constructed and on its way to start operating in early 2016.

The highs and the lows of it

The highs and the lows of it

Questions rise as the water level of Lake Hodges continues to fall

SDCWA lawsuit against biggest supplier heard in court

REGION — Only closing briefs and a final hearing remain before a decision is made on SDCWA’s (San Diego County Water Authority) lawsuit against its primary water supplier, MWD (Metropolitan Water District).

SDCWA persists in water cost war

REGION — Though working on diversifying its water supply sources, SDCWA (San Diego County Water Authority) will remain reliant on the supplier it is suing over water costs.

Carlsbad residents to see price of water go up

CARLSBAD — Acknowledging that the city is at the mercy of the SDCWA (San Diego County Water Authority), City Council reluctantly authorized a raise in potable and wastewater rates over the next two years.

Portion of San Marcos pipeline will be relined to carry desal water

SAN MARCOS — In order to withstand the pressures that a particular stretch of pipeline in San Marcos will undergo once desalinated water begins to flow through it, the pipe will first have to be relined with steel.

County water supply at stake as Water Authority reviews plans to fix Bay Delta

County water supply at stake as Water Authority reviews plans to fix Bay Delta

REGION — The San Diego County Water Authority is working on evaluating the latest plan aiming to fix the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, a major source of water for San Diego County and the entire state of California.