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Detachment and Annexation Updates

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.

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, 2021

U-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 Progress 

RMWD August 2020 Detachment Newsletter 

Village News - July 17, 2020, LAFCO Detachment Review Committee Meeting 

LAFCO 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, 2019

Detachment 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, 2019

Rainbow Board memo with detachment resolution - December 3 2019.pdf

Times of San Diego - Potential Countywide Vote - Nov. 26, 2019

SDCWA 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