The Boards of Directors of the Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) and Fallbrook Public Utilities District (FPUD) have each adopted Resolutions of Application to detach from the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) and annex into the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD), Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) wholesaler.
Below are articles, press releases, and documents related to the proposed detachment.
CBS 8 - August 29, 2023, Supervisors pass policy supporting customer vote for water district departures
CBS 8 - August 28, 2023, Fallbrook/Rainbow want to leave SD County Water Authority
ABC 10 - August 22,2023, San Diego County Water Authority sues over Fallbrook, Rainbow possibly leaving district
KPBS - August 21, 2023, County Water Authority sues over Rainbow, Fallbrook agencies' departures
The Coast News Group - August 22, 2023, County Water Authority sues over Rainbow, Fallbrook agencies’ departures
KUSI - July 11, 2023, Rainbow, Fallbrook voters to choose whether to leave San Diego County Water Authority
ABC 10 - July 10, 2023, Communities of Fallbrook, Rainbow to vote on switching water districts
FOX 5 - July 10, 2023, North County communities permitted to cut ties with County Water Authority
KPBS - July 10, 2023, Fallbrook, Rainbow water 'divorce' approved by county commission
CBS 8 - July 7, 2023, Fallbrook and Rainbow look to leave the San Diego County Water Authority to save money
San Diego Union Tribune - November 5, 2022 Fallbrook, Rainbow would save on water bills...
Village News - FPUD and RMWD Detachment without exit fee conditions - April 5, 2022, LAFCO begins public review of draft
Village News - May 12,2022, May 2, 2022 Town Hall Meeting
Village News - March 1, 2022, FPUD and Rainbow water customers would save an estimated $7.6 million a year by switching suppliers
Union Tribune - February 12, 2022, Why the Cost of Water in San Diego Has Blown Past L.A.
Union Tribune - Agencies Spar with County Over Rising Water Rates - December 19, 2021U-T-Article-Dec-19-21.pdf
November 2021 Town Hall Meeting - Village News - December 10, 2021
Village News - August 12, 2021, The Time Has Come
Voice of San Diego - May 12, 2021, Why RMWD and FPUD want to leave SDCWA.
Village News - April 14, 2021, Fallbrook and Rainbow Water districts launch public education campaign
Village News - March 3, 2021, FPUD Board approves payment to LAFCO for costs related to analyzing detachment proposal
Village News - February 10, 2021, Detachment committee consultant to receive supply reliability
Village News - January 6, 2021, Detachment committee introduces consultant
Village News - December 16, 2021, Fallbrook and Rainbow join others in opposing the SDCWA controversial water plan
Village News - December 8, 2020, Another reason Fallbrook and Rainbow are seeking to leave the Water Authority
Village News - November 5, 2020, FPUD Seeking to Switch Wholesaler Due to Cost Savings
Village News - August 20, 2020, Detachment ProgressRMWD August 2020 Detachment Newsletter
Village News - July 17, 2020, LAFCO Detachment Review Committee MeetingLAFCO Committee Press Release 07-10-20
Village News - June 11, 2020, LAFCO Approves Review Committee
San Diego Union Tribune - March 19, 2020, Water Fight
Village News - March 19, 2020, LAFCO Application
San Diego Union Tribune - Feb. 23, 2020, San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego Reader - Jan. 14, 2020, Water Supply Article
Village News - Dec. 28, 2019
Oside News Article - Dec. 18, 2019Detachment Application Press Release -- Dec. 17, 2019Eastern MWD Board memo on resolution supporting detachment - Dec. 11 2019 .pdf
Village News - Countywide Vote on Reorganization - Dec. 6, 2019Rainbow Board memo with detachment resolution - December 3 2019.pdf
Times of San Diego - Potential Countywide Vote - Nov. 26, 2019SDCWA Detachment Letter to Rate Payers - Nov. 25, 2019Valley Center MWD detachment analysis -- Oct. 7 2019.pdfRiverside LAFCO staff memo on MOU with SDLAFCO -- Sept. 26 2019.pdfRMWD vice chair letter to SDCWA -- Aug. 29, 2019.pdfWater Authority letter to RMWD and FPUD -- Aug. 21 2019.pdf
FPUD Increase Due to Higher Regional Rate - San Diego Union Tribune June 22, 2019
Two Agencies Want to Secede From the San Diego County Water Authority Voice of San Diego - June 3, 2019