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Background
 
 The Southeast Water Coalition Joint Powers (SEWC) was created in July 1991 and is comprised of eleven cities. These agencies formed a joint power authority to improve and protect the quantity and quality of the regional water supply. SEWC’s water purveyors service a population of 670,000 in a service area of 93+ square miles. 
The SEWC Board of Directors consists of one representative (normally a Councilmember) from each member city. The Administrative Entity acts as a steering committee consisting of one Public Works type staff member from each member city plus three non-voting (advisory) members from the Central Basin Watermaster, Golden State Water Company, and California Water Service (two private utilities serving several member cities).
Mission
SEWC's mission is to prevent the contamination of the Central Groundwater Basin from migrating contaminated groundwater and to encourage good governance of water policies to ensure the availability of reliable, quality, and affordable water.
Member Cities
The SEWC membership consists of the cities of:
Commerce
Cerritos
Downey
Lakewood
Norwalk
Paramount
Pico Rivera
Santa Fe Springs
South Gate
Vernon
Whittier
Meetings Held
• Board of Directors meeting are held at 7 pm on the 1st Thursday of even numbered months - See Board Agendas for location
• Administrative Entity meetings are held at 11:30 am on the 3rd Thursday of odd numbered months – See AE Agendas for location
• Downey is currently the Lead Agency through June 2018