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Posted on: January 26, 2023

SWA secures additional water for customers through controlled transfer between reservoirs

Sweetwater Dam and Reservoir aerial

Seasonal transfers to secure a one-year supply of local surface water in Sweetwater Reservoir 

In order to secure additional water supply for our customers, Sweetwater Authority (Authority) initiated a controlled transfer of water between its two ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Photo Contest encourages creativity in highlighting the importance of water

Woman pouring water from a watering can onto succulents

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) is now accepting entries for its 2023 High School Photo Contest. Now in its 15th year, the contest aims to showcase and celebrate through photography how safe, reliable water service supports everything we do.

“Wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Manny Delgado Appointed to South Bay Irrigation District Board

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At its January 19 meeting, the South Bay Irrigation District (SBID) appointed Manny Delgado to represent residents living in SBID Division 3. As part of his duties, Delgado will also serve on the Governing Board of Sweetwater Authority.

Delgado replaces fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Board members sworn in for 4 year terms; newly appointed members and leadership changes

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At the December 14 Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board meeting, Steve Castaneda and Hector Martinez were sworn into their four-year terms as Directors. At the same meeting, the Authority’s Governing Board (Board) appointed Director Hector Mar...

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Press Releases
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.

The...

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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: 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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