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To provide a new reliable water supply to Southern California and protect the desert’s natural resources by carefully managing the groundwater basin that is part of a 1,300-square-mile watershed in eastern San Bernardino County.

The total quantity of groundwater to be recovered and conveyed to Project participants will not exceed a long-term annual average of 50,000 acre-feet per year. The aquifer system at the Water Project area also offers storage capacity of over one million acre-feet allowing Project participants to carry-over their annual supply and store it in the aquifer system from year to year.


Fenner Valley Water Authority and Cadiz Inc. Establish $5 million fund for water quality investments in disadvantaged communities

October 5, 2018 – The Fenner Valley Water Authority (“FVWA”) today announced the creation of a $5 Million fund, the Southern California Clean Water Fund (“Clean Water Fund” or “SCCWF”), dedicated to aiding small water systems that are pursuing water quality improvements in Southern California. The Clean Water Fund will be underwritten by Cadiz Inc. which is developing the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage ProjectRead the complete press release.




The FVWA, formed in November 2014, is a joint powers authority comprised of Fenner Valley Mutual Water Company, a non-profit California mutual water company consisting of water providers participating in the Project (among other entities), and Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD). The Authority is lead by a three person Board of Directors, appointed by the participating agencies; and two key administrators who oversee FVWA operations.

The FVWA will operate the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery & Storage Project and implement the Projects Groundwater Monitoring, Mitigation and Management Plan. And, once built, the FVWA will lease the Project facilities from Cadiz. SMWD is the managing member of the FVWA and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Project.



Frank Ury
Board of Directors, Santa Margarita Water District

Saundra Jacobs
Board of Directors, Santa Margarita Water District

Natalia Raykhman P.G.
Sr. Vice President, Region Business Line Leader, Pacific Region, AECOM



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