Water Glossary

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  • Salinity

    The scaling or white deposits that accumulate on coffee pots, water heaters and plumbing fixtures resulting from dissolved mineral salts in the water. Also known as total dissolved solids or TDS.

  • Skinner

    Robert A. Skinner, Metropolitan general manager 1962-1967, after whom Metropolitan filtration plant near Winchester, in southwestern Riverside County, was named.

  • Strategic Plan

    The product of a strategic planning process, a comprehensive approach to how Metropolitan does business. The plan's components include a composite rate structure, a resource management plan, the determination of prices and a compatible board governance and management structure with comprehensive ethical standards.

  • SWP

    State Water Project, of which Metropolitan Water District is the largest contractor. Owned and perated by the California Department of Water Resources.