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Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

About This Project

Metropoitan Water District of Southern California

Sector: Government

Member Since: 2013


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a regional water wholesaler serving about 19 million people in a six-county region stretching from Ventura County to the Mexican border. Founded in 1928 to build the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct across the desert to the coastal plain, its mission is to deliver high-quality water in an environmentally and economically responsible way.


Metropolitan has been providing water to San Diego County for nearly 70 years. Currently, water is delivered through the Robert A. Skinner Water Treatment Plant, with a rated capacity of 630 million gallons per day, with a blend of water from the Colorado River and Northern California, Skinner’s solar power array generated 2,227 megawatt hours during fiscal year 2012/13.


Metropolitan’s 16 hydroelectric power recovery plants generate more than 300 million kilowatt hours of clean power annually, the largest facility is at the Hiram M. Wadsworth plant located at Diamond Valley Lake.


Metropolitan has been recognized for its efforts to diversify beyond imported water supplies into conservation, water recycling, and groundwater recovery.


Metropolitan also has a fleet of hybrid vehicles, a successful Rideshare Transit Program, and sponsors the Spring Green Expo and Eco Innovators Showcase, a major festival that showcases cutting-edge sustainability products and research.



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