David sues Goliath of water

Central Basin Municipal Water District, which manages ground water pumping from its basin, sued the giant of the Southern California’s water industry, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Central Basin believes that MWD’s recently approved conservation plan is just another way to stuff money into MWD’s coffers, Central Basin director Art Aguilar tells reporter Mike Sprague.

“Although Metropolitan would like us to think of this as a `conservation plan,’ it is actually an economic plan that virtually robs from the poor to pay for the cost of new development in more affluent areas,” Aguilar said.

Central Basin is one of 26 member agencies of MWD that buy water from the district and then re-sell it to private and public water utilities