Joint Powers Authority

About the Board of Directors

The East County Advanced Water Purification Joint Powers Authority (JPA) was established in November 2019 pursuant to the Joint Exercise of Powers Act, Government Code section 6500 et seq., and a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement.  The purposes of the Agreement were to create and provide for the administration of the JPA, a public agency with the authority to: 1) plan for, design, construct, own, lease, operate, maintain, repair, and replace the East County AWP Project; 2) receive, convey, treat, and dispose of wastewater; (3) produce and deliver Product Water and Title 22 Water; and 4) perform services or assume obligations of the Member Agencies and non-Member Agencies specifically related to the East County AWP Project and approved by the Board of Directors as set forth in the JPA Agreement.


At the February 20, 2020 meeting, the AWP JPA Board adopted Ordinances adding new policies and procedures for its operations in the JPA’s Policies and Procedures Manual. 

Board Members

About Jpa

           August Caires              Supervisor Dianne Jacob            Gary Kendrick                         Joel Scalzitti
       Padre Dam MWD               County of San Diego               City of El Cajon                   Helix Water District
  Current Term 2019-2023     Current Term: 2019-2023    Current Term: 2019-2023          Ex-Officio Member

Board Agendas and Minutes

The regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held on a quarterly basis on the third Thursday in the months of February, May, August and November at 2:00 pm, at Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Customer Service Center, 9300 Fanita Parkway, Santee, California.

Agendas for Board meetings are posted at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Special Board Meetings may be scheduled occasionally and those agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Board meeting agendas are prepared, posted and distributed in accordance with provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act.

Minutes from East County Advanced Water Purification Joint Powers Authority Board meetings are posted after approval by the Board.

All inquiries regarding Board meetings, minutes and related JPA matters should be emailed to the JPA Board Secretary or call 619-258-4614.

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Listed below are upcoming meetings. Search for meetings online to access past agendas and minutes.