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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Metropolitan maintains an ongoing commitment to construct and rehabilitate facilities that enable long-term, reliable water deliveries.  Infrastructure reliability is a primary focus of the Capital Investment Plan, which has an increasing emphasis on refurbishment and replacement of Metropolitan's existing infrastructure. Other programs in the CIP focus on water quality excellence, system reliability, regulatory compliance, and enhancements to business processes that improve efficiency and provide cost savings.  Below are descriptions of some key capital programs:


Colorado River Aqueduct Reliability - Projects under this program will replace or refurbish facilities on the Colorado River Aqueduct system in order to reliably convey water to Southern California.


Treatment Plant Reliability - Projects under this program will replace or refurbish components at Metropolitan's five water treatment plants in order to reliably meet treated water demands and comply with all applicable water quality regulations.


Distribution System Reliability - Projects under this program will replace or refurbish existing facilities within Metropolitan's distribution system, including reservoirs, pressure control structures, hydroelectric power plants, and pipelines in order to reliably meet water demands.


Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe Rehabilitation - Projects under this program will refurbish or replace Prestressed Concrete Cylinder Pipe lines to maintain water deliveries without unplanned shutdowns.


System Reliability – Projects under this program will improve or modify facilities throughout Metropolitan's service area in order to utilize new processes and/or technologies, and to improve facility safety and overall reliability. These include projects related to Metropolitan's Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and other Information Technology projects.  


Please click here to view the Capital Investment Plan Appendix for more program/project details.


Under the CIP, Metropolitan may have up to $300 million in construction contracts underway at a single time. The projects range in size from large scale construction at water treatment plants and on Metropolitan's vast distribution system, to smaller refurbishment projects throughout Metropolitan's 5,200-square-mile service area. The capital work is essential to provide a safe and reliable water supply for Metropolitan's member agencies.


Contracts more than $25,000 must be competitively bid. Click here for more information about contracting opportunities.

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