Metropolitan Water District Board Authorizes Purchase of NoCal Water

Pasadena Now

The Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors Tuesday voted to authorize staff to purchase up to 65,000 acre-feet of water from water agencies north of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in an effort to ensure that Southern California continues to have reliable water even amid a second consecutive drought year.

The vote affects Pasadena because the MWD is a primary source of the city’s water supply.

“We need to be prepared if these dry conditions continue next year, or the year after that,” board Chairwoman Gloria Gray said. “If there is water available from our partners across the state that we can efficiently transfer, we should take advantage of those opportunities.”

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