Audit: California water authority mismanaged millions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An audit finds a wastewater treatment authority that serves a large swath of the high desert northeast of Los Angeles mismanaged millions of dollars in federal emergency management funds.

The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday that auditors determined the Victor Valley Water Reclamation Authority did not comply with numerous regulations on Federal Emergency Management Agency contracts worth nearly $32 million.

The agency — which serves cities including Victorville, Hesperia and Apple Valley — got the money after major flooding six years ago led to a ruptured pipeline.

A spokesman says officials are disappointed by the report and that the agency had responded in detail to concerns raised by auditors.

The audit was conducted by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,       

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