the chairman of the Board of Director of SMWD said that they are so thankful to the UCPB for giving them such interest rate.
He said that in 2000 the SMWD obtained a loan of P250 million from LWUA for its projects which is payable in 25 years, and began paying P2.
It was designed by leading groundwater experts, in consultation with SMWD
and San Bernardino County staff, and was finalized after receiving input from stakeholders and the public.
In its first phase, the Project will deliver up to an average of 50,000 acre-feet per year to Southern California water providers, including SMWD
, Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Suburban Water Systems, Golden State Water Company, Jurupa Community Services District, and California Water Service Company.
SMWD was the first participant to convert its option agreement and approve a purchase agreement following Project approval.
The GMMMP has been approved by SMWD and, in conformity with the May 2012 Memorandum of Understanding between the County, SMWD and Cadiz, it has been transmitted to the County for its review and approval.
To safeguard the environment, the Project includes an extensive monitoring and mitigation program that will be independently enforced by the County of San Bernardino and SMWD.
The SMWD Board continued its meeting until July 31st to complete deliberations on the Project and then acted to approve the Project and related documents.
During this comment period, SMWD will conduct two public meetings and hold an informational workshop to answer questions about the Draft EIR and its supporting technical and scientific reports.
Current water provider participants include SMWD, Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Suburban Water Systems, Golden State Water Company, Jurupa Community Services District, and California Water Service Company.
is serving as the lead agency of the CEQA review for the Project.
A Notice of Preparation ("NOP") of a Draft Environmental Impact Report ("DEIR") formally commencing the public portion of the CEQA process was issued in February 2011 by SMWD