News Flash

Posted on: July 12, 2018

Community Open House on August 9, 2018, 4 PM – 7 PM

Open House sign in front of Desal facility

Customers are invited to a community open house on August 9, 2018. Drop in to learn about how Sweetwater Authority is working for your water!

Event information:

August 9, 2018

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility

3066 N. Second...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2018

SWA is prepared for new state water laws

Person washing dishes in sink

On May 31, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 606 and Assembly Bill 1668. The bills were developed to help California better prepare for droughts. These bills do NOT impact individual water users or accounts, but are for water agencies in California. The l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2018

SWA infrastructure investments secure safe and reliable water for customers

SWA staff reconnect service lateral to replaced water main

At its June 13 meeting, the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board adopted its preliminary budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and accepted and filed a Five Year Water Rate study. Over the next five years, the Authority will invest $72 million ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2018

SWA awards WEEP Grant to Living Coast Discovery Center

Grant check presented to LCDC

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) presented a $5,000 award check to the Living Coast Discovery Center (Living Coast) at its June 13 Board meeting as part of the Authority’s Water Efficiency Education Program (WEEP) grant program.

The Living Coast&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2018

Water quality information and updates

Water glass on table

Occasionally, naturally-occurring minerals and algae in the water Sweetwater Authority (Authority) treats, or disruptions in the Authority’s distribution system, can cause changes in the taste, odor and color of the water we provide our customer...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

SWA Awarded Project of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers

Governing Board with ASCE Award

Sweetwater Authority’s (Authority) Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility was awarded Project of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Diego Section. The award was presented to the Authority’s Go...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2018

High School Photo Contest winners recognized at SWA Board Meeting

Duck in pond photo

Local high school students will be honored for their winning photos at the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board meeting on May 9. More than 40 students from the Authority’s service area entered the annual water photo contest, which included a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2018

SWA kicks-off its five-year capital improvement plan

Governing Board signing 10-ft PVC pipe

On May 2, 2018 Sweetwater Authority’s (Authority) Governing Board kicked off the start of the agency’s first project of its five-year capital improvement plan with a commemorative pipe-signing at its Board meeting.

Board members began t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2018

SWA receives award for excellence in financial reporting

GFOA Award presented to SWA Board

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Sweetwater Authority (Authority) by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2017

SWA executes $23 million bond sale

Gavel on table

On Tuesday, November 28, Sweetwater Authority (Authority) successfully completed a bond sale of $23 million to fund five major infrastructure improvement projects. These projects include improvements to Sweetwater and Loveland Dams, a new storage tank, re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2017

SWA receives $276,060 in grant funding for clean energy project

CSE Check Presentation to SWA Board

At the October 25 Board Meeting, Sweetwater Authority’s (Authority) Governing Board received a $276,060 check from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) for its hydroelectric generation project at the Robert A. Perdue Water Treatment Plant (Pe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2017

SWA debuts updated exhibit at the Living Coast Discovery Center

Watershed Display at Living Coast Discovery Center

This week, Sweetwater Authority (Authority) unveiled an updated exhibit at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista.

The updated kiosk features a touchscreen monitor and new software that allows visitors to take a deeper look at the wildlife and wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2017

SWA awarded Best of South County from the South County Economic Development Council

SWA Vice Chair Morrison and SWA staff with SCEDC award

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) was awarded with The Corky McMillin/Best of South County Award at the South County Economic Development Council’s 27th Annual Economic Summit on September 15. The award was presented to the Authority for the recent expansi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2017

SWA celebrates 40 years of service and safe, reliable water

SWA 40th Anniversary Logo

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) is celebrating its 40th anniversary and four decades of providing its 189,000 customers with safe, reliable water. That is more than 200 billion gallons of water being delivered to customers that has met or exceeded all wa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Contest winners embrace the beauty of a WaterSmart Landscape

Succulent in yard

The regional WaterSmart Landscape Contest is held every year by numerous water agencies in the San Diego region. The contest celebrates the beauty of water-efficient landscapes.

The winners of Sweetwater Authority’s 2017 WaterSmart Landscape Contest are JR...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2017

SWA Board approves $51M budget, no rate increase

Gavel on table

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) customers will not see a rate increase in the new fiscal year. The Authority’s Governing Board (Board) approved the budget on June 14, 2017. In order to achieve a zero percent rate increase, the Authority used a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2017

SWA Welcomes Tish Berge as New General Manager

Sweetwater Authority Logo for News Item

At its meeting on June 14, 2017, the Governing Board of Sweetwater Authority (Authority) appointed Tish Berge to the role of general manager, effective June 26, 2017.

Berge brings more than 25 years of experience in the water industry, including as Directo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2017

SWA Completes Expansion of the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility

Sign of Groundwater Desalination Facility

On June 15, 2017, state and local officials joined together with Sweetwater Authority (Authority) to celebrate the completion of construction on the Richard A. Reynolds Groundwater Desalination Facility Phase 2 Expansion project.

The expansion doubled the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2017

SWA Awarded Transparency Certificate of Excellence

Water Drop

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. The Authority first...

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