Posted on: October 27, 2017

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 customers.

These ch...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: June 9, 2017

SWA Featured in Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine

Municipal Sewer and Water Magazine Cover

Municipal Sewer & Water magazine, a nationwide publication for public works agencies and consultants, featured Sweetwater Authority as the cover story for its May 2017 issue. The article, titled “A Sweeter System,” detailed the history of the agency a...

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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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