Annual Membership Luncheon
SGVWA heard today from Debra Man, COO of Metropolitan Water District, and Anthony Gonsalves, Association lobbyist about the future of local water supply reliability and key legislative activity from this past year.
Ms. Man presented on a proposed water treatment program meant to utilize water from the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts which would otherwise be discharged to the ocean to increase water supply reliability throughout much of Southern California. The Association of California Water Agencies published an article describing the scale and importance of such a program: READ HERE. It was a privilege to hear about this program directly from Ms. Debra Man and the Association thanks her for this opportunity.
Mr. Gonsalves provided a recap of the 2015 California legislative year and highlighted the progress made on particular legislative items with which the Association was closely involved. He described the current legislative climate and explained that this next year would be highly influenced by the change in Senate and Assembly leadership. He and his office will be instrumental to the Association as we enter the next year with renewed focus and commitment to the water supply and water quality issues facing the San Gabriel Valley.
Thank you to all those who attended!