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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Progress Reports
Since 2000, Metropolitan Water District has filed annual regional progress reports with the California Legislature detailing its achievements in conservation, recycling and groundwater recharge. View the full report, a snapshot and scorecard of the report. Locally-developed water resources are important elements of a sustainable, environmentally sound and cost-effective water resource “mix” to maintain reliability in urban Southern California. 

Local Resource Report

Section 130.5 of the MWD Act requires Metropolitan to prepare and submit, on or before February 1 of each year, an annual report to the California State Legislature on the District’s progress in achieving the goals of cost-effective conservation, recycling, and groundwater recharge.  The Local Resource Report highlights Metropolitan’s investments in local resources and conservation programs.

Section 130.5 also requires the district to invite knowledgeable persons from the fields of water conservation and sustainability, and to consider factors of availability, water quality, regional self-sufficiency, benefits for species and environment, the totality of life-cycle costs, including avoided costs, and short-and long-term employment and economic benefits.  All hearings are held at Metropolitan's Board meetings, and are streamed live from  A recent Demand Management cost allocation study, reviewing the avoided cost benefts of Metropolitan's Demand Management programs is also available at