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Posted on: January 24, 2022

American Heart Association recognizes Western for the fourth consecutive year

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is proud to announce the receipt of Gold recognition from the American Heart Association (AHA) 2021 Workplace Health Achievement Index (Index). This announcement recognizes the steps taken by Western to build a culture of health and well-being for its workforce during the evaluation period between July 31, 2020, and June 30, 2021. 

Western is one of more than 450 organizations nationwide that completed the Index assessment and one of less than 200 achieving Gold status.

“Western is proud to be recognized for the fourth time by the American Heart Association for our efforts in promoting a healthy workplace culture,” said Western’s General Manager Craig Miller. “Receiving this recognition in the midst of a pandemic highlights that the health and well-being of our employees and our community has always been and remains a top priority for Western.”

The award is Western’s fourth consecutive year being recognized by the AHA for the Index gold level achievement. In prior years, Western was recognized by the AHA Fit Friendly Worksite program. This recognition is attributed to Western’s commitment to the development and maintenance of a strategic and comprehensive wellness program, which extends beyond the employee to family members and, therefore, the residents of the communities we serve. 

“Recruiting and retaining a highly-skilled workforce is critical to ensuring that efficient and reliable water and wastewater services continue to be provided to our customers every day,” continued Miller. “By prioritizing workforce wellness, our team is able to consistently deliver exceptional service to our community.”

The AHA created the Index with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies. The Index is a web-based scorecard that evaluates the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health program through a combination of best practices and a snapshot of a company’s aggregates employee heart health. Studies show, healthy employees are more productive and use less sick time, and organizations who create a culture of health in the workplace can improve employee retention and organizational reputation.  

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work, and play within 527 square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more:



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