Friday, May 28, 2010

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Metropolitan At Work

Solar Cup
Teams from 36 Southern California high schools competed May 14-16 at the eighth-annual Solar Cup competition held at Lake Skinner near Temecula. The competition was the culmination of a seven-month long program that included about 700 students building and then racing solar-powered boats. The students also learned about conservation of natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, problem solving and much more.    Click here for final results. Click here for more information about Solar Cup.

 

Global Water & Technology Forum
A gathering of about 900 convened May 20 at Diamond Valley Lake to take part in Metropolitan’s first Global Water & Technology Forum. The forum focused attention on the challenges facing society in managing technology, water resources and climate change. The day-long forum brought together a diversity of groups including the business community, investors, innovators, scientists, academicians, public agencies and the public. Click here for more information.
Click here to view a slideshow of the event.

 

Spring Green Expo â€" June 10, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Attend seminars, visit exhibits of green products and listen to guest speakers at the 3rd annual event. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

 

Quaggas
The quagga mussel is tiny, but its presence is hugeâ€"and hugely destructive. Quaggas are an invasive species and major problem for Metropolitan and water providers throughout the country. Read the entire story.

 

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At A Glance

Watering Index Widget:
Support Southern California water conservation efforts by adding the Watering Index to your Web site. The index helps residents save water and money on their water bills by having them adjust their sprinkler controllers as the temperature changes.

Weymouth Treatment Plant Turns 70
Completed in 1940, the F.E. Weymouth Water Treatment Plant, one of Metropolitan's five treatment plants, ranks as one of the largest water treatment facilities in the United States, with a design capacity of 520 million gallons per day for distribution to Los Angeles and Orange counties. The plant is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation with upgrades to various systems, including electrical, and plans are underway for an ozone treatment system and a solar power generation facility. Weymouth has also long served as a visual icon for the Metropolitan Water District, with its Mission Revival style architecture, blue-tiled bell tower, vivid mosaic and colorful tiles.

Read the entire story.

Weymouth
                                                                                       Weymouth Water Treatment Plant

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Answers to Inquiries
I’ve heard of a “carbon footprint” but what is my “water footprint?”

Your water footprint is the total amount of water you use in your home and/or business on an annual basis. You can make your water footprint smaller by becoming more conscious of your water use and learning what you can do to use water more efficiently. This will help ensure our water supply for the future. To learn more about saving water go to bewaterwise.com

Do you have a question or concern about water?  Please direct your inquiries to mwd-news@mwdh2o.com.

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