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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

MWD’s Accessibility

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a regional wholesaler that delivers water to 26 member public agencies – 14 cities, 11 municipal water districts, one county water authority – which in turn provides water to more than 19 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. Metropolitan is governed by a 38-member board of directors who represent their respective member agencies ensuring each member agency is part of the governance of Metropolitan.  Metropolitan delivers an average of 1.5 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area. 

Metropolitan is committed to making our website accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities who use assistive technologies to get information. 
Many documents on this site are in Adobe Acrobat Document Format (PDF) in order to maintain their original format.  You may need to download and install the free Acrobat Reader software to view PDF documents. 

Note:  Our website links to certain third-party sites that may not be accessible for all users.  We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites or third-party advertisements, and we do not make any representations regarding their content, accuracy, or accessibility.

Accessible Features
Below are a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our website easy to navigate and accessible.

Uses Alternative Text “ALT” and or “TITLE” attributes.  ALT/TITLE attributes provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers and is visible when the mouse is placed over the image.  This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser.

Located at the top of each page (except for the home page) and directly below the main navigation.  Breadcrumbs provides a trail of where you are and where you have been.  Breadcrumbs make it easier to navigate your back.

Keyboard Commands:
Navigate through our web pages without the use of a mouse.
(Note: Some commands may not work with every Internet browser version.)

If you want to...


Increase text size

Ctrl + +

Decrease text size

Ctrl - -

Move forward from link to link


Move backward from link to link

Shift + Tab

Move from box to box


Go to top of page

Ctrl + Home

Go to bottom of page

Ctrl + End

Close window

Ctrl + W

Go back a page

Alt + Left Arrow

Go forward a page

Alt + Right Arrow

Go to search box

Alt + S

Difficulty Accessing Material:
If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site, please contact the Web Manager and the Web Team will work with you to make the information available.