District Certifies Drought-Resilient Water Supplies (Jul 1, 2016)
Monte Vista Water District, in partnership with local agencies, has certified to the State Water Resources Control Board that it has surplus water supplies available to meet projected demands even under ongoing drought conditions.
Due to improved statewide drought conditions, the State Water Resources Control Board in May changed conservation requirements allowing water agencies to set their own conservation standard based on water supply availability.
The District and local regional agencies have invested hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars in reliable, drought-resilient water supplies. In order to demonstrate the success of these collaborative efforts, the District and five local cities agreed to submit a joint certification, as allowed for under the emergency regulation.
The District and the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, and Upland collectively own the Water Facilities Authority (WFA), a joint powers authority formed in 1980 to provide water supply and distribution services to its member agencies. The WFA receives, treats, and distributes imported water from northern California.
The WFA and its member agencies worked closely with the following regional water agencies to certify sufficient water supplies under ongoing drought conditions:
- Chino Basin Desalter Authority
- Chino Basin Watermaster
- Inland Empire Utilities Agency
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- San Antonio Water District
- West End Consolidated Water Company