LOS ANGELES--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Metropolitan thanks President Obama for today signing the WIIN Act. We are grateful for the tireless efforts of Senator Feinstein, Representative McCarthy and bipartisan progress on state and national water policy in Congress. This bill will fund needed infrastructure projects in California and is an important step to improve monitoring and decision-making in the Delta so that we can act with the best information and science possible. The long-term solution is to modernize the Delta water system via California WaterFix to address the challenges we face with the existing system in the southern Delta. We will continue working with the Brown Administration and other stakeholders to advance this goal.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.