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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Western’s Employees Vote District as One of the Region’s Top Workplaces

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District (Western) was honored as one of The Press-Enterprises “2016 Top Workplaces” thanks to input from 92 percent of the District’s employees, who gave the District hig...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Western’s Community Engagement Programs Take Home Top Honors

PRSA-IE

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District received top honors from the Public Relations Society of America – Inland Empire Chapter (PRSA-IE) recognizing the District’s commitment to transparency and excellence in c...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Western Reaches Out to Community to Help End Water Theft

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Illegal, unsafe hydrant tapping requires water district to increase security and enforce criminal consequences for violators. 

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District is reaching out to community members to help the District put...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

La Sierra Pipeline to Bring More Local Water On-tap

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Public asked to plan for traffic delays during project construction

RIVERSIDE – Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) will begin construction on the La Sierra Pipeline in January, a nearly $36 million project to increase local water supply. Construct...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Local Environmental Leader Hired as Deputy Director of Water Resources

Ryan Shaw

Western selects Ryan Shaw to support the District’s progressive water resources department

Riverside, CA – Western Municipal Water District has named Ryan Shaw, a seasoned engineer with regional environmental management experience, as their new deputy ...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Extension to Cooperative Agreement Provides Local Water for Western’s Customers

Western’s Purchase Saves Both Riverside and Western Water Customers Money

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District and the City of Riverside have reached an agreement for a short-term purchase of local water, a decision that will save the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

UCR, RCCD Students Receive Scholarships from Western

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Scholarships assist students with undergraduate water-related degrees.

Riverside, CA – Western Municipal Water District recently awarded local students Cynthia Mejia (second from right), Christopher Hooks (fourth from left) and Amanda Penicks (not pres...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

2016 Fall Master Gardener Workshops

Master Gardener Workshop

Western Municipal Water District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County Master Gardener Program have teamed up to hold three free gardening workshops through the end of summer and into fall, which is one of the best...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Innovative Leader Hired as Information Technology Manager

Michael Mouser

Western selects Michael Mouser to lead the District’s forward-thinking technological solutions

Riverside, CA – Western Municipal Water District has named Michael Mouser, a seasoned professional with impressive senior management level IT services experi...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Versatile, Experienced Leader Hired as Director of Human Resources

Candi Judd

Western selects Candi Judd to lead the District’s forward-thinking human resources initiatives

Riverside, CA – Western Municipal Water District has named Candi Judd, a seasoned professional with significant senior management level personnel experience,...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Smart Irrigation Month Offers Savings for Western Customers

Smart Irrigation Month

Riverside, CA – July is Smart Irrigation Month, and Western is encouraging customers to take advantage of some great deals to make their irrigation systems smarter.

“July is a peak month for water use,” said Craig Miller, Western’s deputy general manag...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Bureau of Reclamation Grant to Help Ensure Future Regional Water Supply

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Grant used to complete much-needed, drought-proof Chino Project

Riverside, CA – After years of drought, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced an additional $7.2 million in grant funding to the Chino Desalter Phase 3 Expansion project to ensure a...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

More than 100 million gallons of water saved using innovative program

Altman Plants

Altman Plants’ program proves to be a success. Project exceeds water-saving expectations.

Riverside, Calif. – Local commercial plant grower, Altman Plants, Inc., continues to see significant water savings resulting from an innovative on-site water-recy...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Major part of Chino Desalter expansion project completed

Chino II Desalter Celebration

Expansion project will increase regional water reliability and reduce dependence on imported water

JURUPA VALLEY – More than 100 local water leaders and officials were on hand today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis e...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

New Drought Restrictions Result in Continued Water Use Efficiency

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Western customers still expected to use water wisely during the drought

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District’s Board of Director’s today adopted a resolution to implement Stage 3(b) of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. This action fo...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Free Family Community Water Conservation Festival scheduled for June 4

Community Water Conservation Festival
June 4, 2016 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Promenade Mall
Near Edwards Cinemas Plaza40820 Winchester Road, Temecula 92591

Temecula, CA (June 4, 2016) —Water efficiency can be simple, worthwhile and even fun. Water distri...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Drought Water Restrictions Lifted by State Board

Efficient Water Use Still Expected by Western Customers

Riverside, Calif. – Today’s actions by the State Water Resources Control Board, to allow water suppliers to self-certify their ability to meet water demand in light of continuing drought, hits hom...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

TEAMS FROM RIVERSIDE AND KAISER HIGH SCHOOLS EARN TOP SPOTS AT MWD's 2016 SOLAR CUP™

Contacts: Rebecca Kimitch, (213) 217-6450; (202) 821-5253, mobile
Bob Muir, (213) 217-6930; (213) 324-5213, mobile

May 15, 2016

TEAMS FROM RIVERSIDE AND KAISER HIGH SCHOOLS EARN TOP SPOTS AT METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT’S 2016 SOLAR CUP™Nearly 700...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Diversion of Wastewater is Another Step Toward Drought-proofing the Region

WWRF

Western and City of Riverside collaborate to increase recycled water flows

Riverside, CA – Optimizing the use of local water resources in the upper Santa Ana Watershed was the emphasis for a unique project that will divert wastewater, roughly 500,000 g...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Earth Night in the Garden Event Focuses on Protecting CA’s Environmental Resources

ENITG 2016

Western Municipal Water District’s 9th annual Earth Night in the Garden event will focus on protecting California’s environmental resources, especially amidst a multi-year drought. Despite these water shortage challenges, the award-winning Earth Night in...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Free Spring Garden Workshops Scheduled in Riverside

Master Gardener Workshops

Western Municipal Water District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County Master Gardener Program have teamed up to hold three free gardening workshops in the coming months. Courses focus on regional gardening subject...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Wise Financial Decisions Help High Bond Ratings

Western receives high rating thanks to continued solid financial performance amidst reduced water sales

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District continued to receive high bond ratings from both Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s despite...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Extended State Water Conservation Mandates Fall Short

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Extension penalizes Western and other inland water agencies for responsible water management

Riverside, Calif. – The State Water Resources Control Board voted yesterday for the adoption of revised emergency urban water conservation regulations that ext...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Haddad Selected for Leadership California Program

Lana Haddad

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District’s seasoned Government Affairs Officer Lana J. Haddad has been selected by Leadership California for its prestigious 2016 California Issues & Trends (CIT) Program. Haddad is one of the diverse group ...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

New Western Board President committed to water reliability and outreach during drought

AlLopez

Riverside, Calif. – Director S.R. “Al” Lopez, Western Municipal Water District’s newly confirmed board president, took the gavel at today’s board meeting. During his year as president, he is committed to securing local water sources for the region through...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Western Honored for Commitment to Transparency in Government

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – “We have a strong commitment to transparency, and this award is a testament to our good governance,” noted General Manager John Rossi after Western Municipal Water District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence f...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Gardening Workshops Scheduled for Early 2016

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Western Municipal Water District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County Master Gardener program have teamed up to hold three free gardening workshops in the coming months.

The workshops will be presented on the s...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Keep Fats, Oil and Grease Out of Your Drains This Holiday Season

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Build-up of grease in sewer pipes is the top cause of costly sewage spills

Riverside, Calif. – With Thanksgiving kicking off this season’s plethora of holiday parties and get-togethers, Western Municipal Water District reminds customers to dispose of g...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Local High Schools Sail into 2016 Solar Cup Competition

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Western to sponsor competition in collaboration with Riverside Public Utilities and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District, Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and Riverside Public Utilities will...Read on...