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Posted on: February 13, 2020

SWA joins the California Statewide Communities Development Authority

Blueprints of development project

The Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board voted to become a member of the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP). The resolution passed at last night’s Governing Board meeting means that the Authority is now a member of the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2020

SWA Board Appoints Chair and New Committee Assignments for 2020

2020 SWA Board Chair Steve Castaneda and Vice Chair Hector Martinez

Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board voted in December to appoint Steve Castaneda as Board Chair for 2020; this will be his second term as chair. Hector Martinez was appointed as Vice Chair for 2020. 

In January, Chair Castaneda assign...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Inaugural SWA Citizens Advisory Committee Appointees Announced

Inaugural Citizens Advisory Committee appointees take ceremonial oath

At the October 9 Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board meeting, the Authority’s first Citizens Advisory Committee appointees were formally announced. The announcement included a ceremonial oath and reception. 

The creation of the Citize...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

SWA Governing Board Approves Cost-Saving Measure for Customers

Gavel on table

On Wednesday, September 25, the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board voted unanimously to approve measures to maintain water affordability and share operational savings with its customers. As a result, the average customer will actually see th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2019

SWA's Desalination Facility wins 'Best Tasting Water' award

2019 SWMOA Best Tasting Water Award

On Wednesday, July 24, the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board was presented with the Southwest Membrane Operators Association (SWMOA) Best Tasting Membrane Water in the Southwest Region Award. The award recognizes the Authority’s R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

SWA announces new leadership roles for two Board Members

SWA Directors Jose F. Cerda & Hector Martinez

Two of Sweetwater Authority’s Governing Board Members were recently appointed to local advisory committees for watershed restoration and local agency formation.

During its May 22, 2019, meeting the Authority’s Board appointed Director José F. Cerda to the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Water quality information and updates

Water glass on table

Occasionally, naturally-occurring minerals and algae in the water the 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 changes ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

SWA Board approves $77M budget for fiscal year 2019-20

Gavel on table

Chula Vista, CA – The Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Governing Board approved the budget for fiscal year 2019-20 at its June 12, 2019, meeting. The Board worked closely with Authority staff to produce a balanced budget that minimizes the financial impac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

SWA receives national award for 2018 Securing Our Water Future outreach campaign

Sweetwater Authority's 2019 Public Communications Achievement Award

Customer and stakeholder engagement campaign receives top honors at the 2019 AWWA Annual Conference & Expo

Chula Vista, CA – On Monday, June 10, Sweetwater Authority (Authority) received the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Public Comm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to SWA

CSDA Award presented to Board

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

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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: 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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