The Path to Southern California’s Water Future
Metropolitan’s mission to ensure a reliable, high-quality water supply for Southern California guides its support and investment in the Delta Conveyance Project. As the largest contractor of state water supplies, our decisions, along with those of many other local, state and federal agencies, are essential to the project’s ability to move forward.
California Initiates Single Delta Tunnel Environmental Review
In January 2020, the California Department of Water Resources released a Notice of Preparation for a proposed project to modernize the water delivery system in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The NOP initiated environmental review of the project to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, as well as the preparation of an environmental impact report.
In December 2020, Metropolitan's board voted unanimously to fund Metropolitan's share of the environmental planning and pre-construction costs, joining other State Water Contractors. A draft environmental impact report is expected in mid-2022.