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Lewinger chairs session at ACWA conference

Fallbrook Public Utility District general manager Keith Lewinger chaired a December 3 session at the Association of California Water Agencies conference in San Diego.

Lewinger was the host of “The Facts and Myths About California’s Water,” which was presented as a game show format to determine whether certain beliefs about California’s water management are true or false. Serving as contestants, who subsequently explained their answers, were Metropolitan Water District of Southern California program manager Tim Blair, West Yost Associates vice president Steve Macaulay, Irvine Ranch Water District director Peer Swan, and Best Best & Krieger LLP partner Gregory Wilkinson. The session was hosted by ACWA Region 10, which covers San Diego and Imperial Counties.

“We got a lot of very complimentary comments from members in the audience,” Lewinger said. “They really appreciated not only the information they received but the format.”

The “Myth Busters” game show was based on the “Jeopardy” game show format with five categories and five monetary amounts based on perceived level of difficulty. The categories included water supply, water rates, conservation, energy, and other. “The session helped to dispel some of these myths,” Lewinger said.

Approximately 100 ACWA conference registrants attended the session chaired by Lewinger. “We had a lot of fun doing it,” he said.

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