California Water Supplier Heading to Court in State Permit Fight

April 14, 2020, 10:26 PM

A powerful California water distributor plans to take the state to court over a permit it received last month to manage water delivery.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday voted to sue the state of California over a permit one state agency granted to another at the end of March. The permit is related to operations of the State Water Project, which serves 27 million people and irrigates 750,000 acres of farmland.

Metropolitan provides service to 26 public water agencies serving 19 million people and contracts with the state for some of its water supplies.


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