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Posted on: November 29, 2022

SWA seeks new members for its Citizens Advisory Committee

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The Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board is seeking interested community members to serve on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC offers citizen involvement in advising the agency on ways it can improve its operational efficiency.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Controlled transfer of water from Loveland Reservoir begins November 15

Open valve with water flowing out of Loveland Reservoir

In order to secure additional water sources for our customers, Sweetwater Authority (Authority) initiated a controlled transfer of water between its two reservoirs on November 15, 2022. Water that leaves Loveland Reservoir is transferred through the Sweet...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Work for Water Scholarship awarded to local aspiring water industry pros

2022 Work for Water Scholarship Winner holding large ceremonial check

On November 9, 2022, the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board awarded the Work for Water Scholarship to two local students. David Inchaurregui Jr. of Chula Vista and Kassandra Beltran of National City were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

SWA approves plans for Bayfront Development pipelines

Blue prints on table

The Sweetwater Authority (Authority) approved the initial phase of improvement plans for the Chula Vista Bayfront Redevelopment. This phase of the project includes nearly a mile of public water main.  

“The Governing Board is excited for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

SWA receives grant from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Sweetwater Authority (Authority) received a grant from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for $275,000. The grant money is for the preparation of a draft Habitat Conservation Plan / Natural Community Conservation Plan (HCP / NCCP). The Authority will provide ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

State Water Resources Control Board Chair tours SWA’s Desalination Facility

Board members and staff look at reverse osmosis trains in desalination facility

The Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board welcomed the Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board, E. Joaquin Esquivel, at the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility for a tour on September 29, 2022. 

Board members ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

SWA adds clean energy vehicles to its fleet

F150 Electric Vehicle charging at Sweetwater Authority's Administration Building

Yesterday, the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board (Board) gathered to see and celebrate the agency’s new electric vehicles (EVs). The purchase of these clean energy vehicles demonstrates the Authority’s commitment to sustainability.

The Autho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Up to $2,000 in water bill assistance now available to qualified SWA customers

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Sweetwater Authority (Authority) customers may be eligible for water or wastewater bill assistance from a new federal debt relief program. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides a one-time payment of up to $2,000 to qualified ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

South Bay businesses can save water and money with new SWA partnership program

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The new Water Efficiency Partner Program recently launched by Sweetwater Authority (Authority) aims at helping businesses save money by assisting them reduce their water use.

Through the program, businesses gain access to a free water use audit and persona...

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