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Water Authority Board, County of San Diego


The San Diego County Water Authority was created in 1946 primarily for the purpose of transporting Colorado River water to San Diego to supplement local water supplies and providing this water to its member agencies. Today, the Water Authority imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California via the California Aqueduct (State Water Project). Imported water supplies currently meet 75% - 90% of San Diego's demands for water. The Water Authority has expanded its system to include emergency storage in reservoirs and water treatment facilities.


City members appointed by Mayor and confirmed by Council.


Six (6) years, and until successors are appointed and qualified.


Ten (10) members.

Governed By

County Water Authority (PDF) Act. Council Policy 000-13(PDF). Two consecutive terms limitation waived by Resolution R-260300(PDF) adopted 3/19/84.

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