Southland Water reliability to get shot in the arm with signing of agreement for west San Gabriel Valley Groundwater Storage Project

Officials from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Foothill Municipal Water District will sign a 25-year agreement for groundwater storage project in west San Gabriel Valley.


Feb. 7, 2003 -- Officials from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Foothill Municipal Water District will sign a 25-year agreement for groundwater storage project in west San Gabriel Valley.

The project would provide the area with nearly 1 billion gallons of drinking water annually during dry times.

Officials will sign the agreement Tuesday, Feb. 11, near the end of Metropolitan's board of directors meeting in Los Angeles.

The Foothill project would be the latest investment made by Metropolitan and its 26 member agencies to diversify Southern California's portfolio of water management resources and assure the reliability of the region's water supply.

The Foothill project is one of two groundwater storage agreements, to be considered by Metropolitan's board next Tuesday, to receive Proposition 13 funds. The state allocated Metropolitan $45 million from Prop. 13 to help develop groundwater storage projects in Southern California.


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