Metropolitan also would contribute $20 for every acre-foot
of special surplus water made available to the district to help fund the Salton Sea restoration effort.
A 21,600-home mini-city planned west of Santa Clarita, Newhall Ranch relies on a portion of a 41,000 acre-foot
water transfer from Kern County obtained by the Castaic Lake Water Agency as part of the Monterey Agreement.
The recent decision, issued after thorough consideration of two weeks of testimony and evidence, finds that the federal government took more than 300,000 acre-feet of SWP water (an acre-foot
covers a football field with water to a depth of 1 foot).
We can produce local groundwater and treat it for less than $300 an acre-foot
if we have somewhere to dispose of the salts,'' Hajas said.
of water is 325,900 gallons, or enough to sustain two families for a year.
Substantial financial flexibility remains, however, both in the ability to raise water rates (water rates are expected to rise from $150 per acre-foot
to $213 by fiscal 2010) and via the district's property tax levy, which remains well below its levy cap.
- about 325,851 gallons - is enough for a typical Antelope Valley home for a year.
CLWA last week raised rates for state-imported water to the retailers from $145 per acre-foot
to $181 per acre-foot
, effective Jan.
As a result, officials said, the DWP will have to purchase the lost water from the Metropolitan Water District, which charges about $235 an acre-foot
is the amount of water required to cover one acre of land one foot deep - or 325,851 gallons.
The 500,000 acre-foot
planning buffer is split equally between local and imported sources.
is about 326,000 gallons of water and is enough to serve the needs of two families for one year.