The 11 public water agencies that comprise CUWA include:
|Alameda County Water District
Representative: Bob Shaver, General Manager
Established in 1914 and currently serving more than 328,000 people, ACWD delivers water to a variety of users, including residential, business, industrial and other customers. ACWD’s water supply portfolio includes water produced locally from Alameda Creek Watershed, Niles Cone Groundwater Basin, and desalination and water imported from the State Water Project and Hetch Hetchy.
|City of Fresno
Representative: Georgeanne White, Chief of Staff
The original Fresno water system began operations in 1876. The city’s current population is about 525,000, making it the fifth-largest city in California, the largest inland city in California.
|Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Representative: Marty Adams, Senior Assistant General Manager, Water System
Established in 1902, LADWP serves water and electricity to 4 million people in the City of Los Angeles. LADWP’s supply sources include water imported from the Eastern Sierra Nevada (via the Los Angeles Aqueduct), purchased water from the Metropolitan Water District, local groundwater, and recycled water. Los Angeles’ water supply is distributed through 7,200 miles of pipelines and over 710,000 service connections.
|City of San Diego Public Utilities Department
Representative: Halla Razak, Director
Established in 1901, the City of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department provides safe drinking water to its 1.3 million residents, processes wastewater for 2.5 million residents regionally and produces recycled water, offsetting demands for potable water. Purifying recycled water for potable purposes is currently being evaluated at the City’s Water Purification Demonstration Project. The Department’s facilities also produces or caused to produce 18 MW of renewable energy, primarily from biogas, hydropower and photovoltaics.
|Contra Costa Water District
Representative: Jerry Brown, General Manager
CCWD was formed in 1936 and currently serves water to 500,000 people in Central and Eastern Contra Costa County including six water retailers. CCWD is 100% dependent on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for its water supply. Its major facilities include four screened Delta intakes, the Contra Costa Canal, Contra Loma Reservoir, Los Vaqueros Reservoir, a Multi-Purpose Pipeline, and three treatment plants.
|East Bay Municipal Utility District
Representative: Alexander R. Coate, General Manager
EBMUD was established in 1923 and serves approximately 1.4 million people. The District uses primarily surface water sources from the Mokelumne River Watershed. Its six treatment plants can filter and process a total of more than 425 million gallons of water daily.
|Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Representative: Deven Upadhyay, Manager, Water Resource Management Group
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metropolitan currently delivers an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area.
|San Diego County Water Authority
Representative: Maureen A. Stapleton, General Manager
SDCWA was established in 1944 and serves 3 million people and 24 water retailers. SDCWA’s water supply includes water imported from the Colorado River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (State Water Project), as well as local water supplies.
|San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Representative: Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, operator of the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System, delivers high quality drinking water to 2.5 million people in San Francisco, Southern Alameda, Northern Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties. The Regional Water System receives 85% of its supply from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. Local watersheds in Alameda County and the peninsula south of San Francisco also contribute to the System’s supply.
|Santa Clara Valley Water District
Representative: Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer
Established in 1929, SCVWD currently serves about 2 million people and supplies water to 13 water retailers. SCVWD’s water supply portfolio includes groundwater, local surface water, recycled water, and imported water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (State Water Project and Central Valley Project) and Hetch Hetchy.
|ZONE 7 Water Agency
Representative: Jill Duerig, General Manager
Formed in 1957, Zone 7 Water Agency supplies treated drinking water to about 200,000 people and agricultural water to 3,500 acres. Zone 7’s primary water supply is from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (State Water Project), though local surface water, groundwater, and other imported water supplies also contribute.