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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Western Municipal Water District board approves rate increase to ensure system reliability

RIVERSIDE – During a public hearing on Wednesday, June 2, Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board of Directors, by a vote of 3 to 1, approved a 2 percent rate increase for residential water and up to a 3.9 percent rate increase for wastewater (...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Western and water community mourns the loss of long-standing Board Member and water icon

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On Wednesday, June 2, Western Municipal Water District (Western) was informed of the passing of one of its long-standing, beloved board members and a regional water champion, Donald D. Galleano.

A champion of regional water interests, Director Galleano joi...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

North Well brings local water to Western Municipal Water District’s Murrieta customers

MURRIETA, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently completed the construction of North Well, located in Murrieta, California. North Well is a reestablished well that taps into a local groundwater basin to secure a critical water ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Western commemorates Special Districts Week, celebrates National Public Works Week

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Wednesday, May 19, the Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors adopted Resolution 3170 to support the statewide effort led by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) to educate California residents abou...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Western's secure financial standing and solid budget practices reaffirmed with AAA rating

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Friday, May 14, Fitch Ratings announced an upgrade to Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) credit rating to ‘AAA’ from ‘AA+.’ With many public agencies facing difficult...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Western Municipal Water District sets date to consider four-year water and sewer rate adjustment

RIVERSIDE - During its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 7, the Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors heard recommendations from staff to consider a four-year adjustment to water and sewer rates and service char...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Western announces 2021 Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grant for Educators awardees

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) has awarded more than $6,000 to 11 teachers in Riverside County through the Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators (Krieger Grant) program. The program helps fund creative cl...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Western receives highest distinction in government information technology

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RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) was presented with the prestigious Excellence in Information Technology (IT) Practices Award by the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC). This marks the ninth MISAC awar...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Western welcomes two new board members, celebrates re-elected member

RIVERSIDE, CA – This past week, Western Municipal Water District (Western) welcomed two new members, in addition to celebrating the re-election of one other member.

Re-elected to Western’s Division 4 seat was Director Donald D. Galleano. Director Galleano ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Western receives top recognition for water efficiency programs

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) recently announced that Western Municipal Water District (Western) is one of only seven utilities in North America to receive recognition at the Platinum level for their exemplary water use efficienc...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Western Municipal Water District named Top Workplace

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) was named among Inland Empire’s Top Workplaces in 2020 by the Inland News Group. This is the fourth year Western has received the award. This year, Western placed 10th in the mid-size org...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Lurin Reservoir Management System improves water quality

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RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently completed the Lurin Reservoir Management System (RMS), an investment that will improve water quality for its Riverside customers.

The Lurin Reservoir site includes two drinking water reser...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Amid shifting pandemic restrictions, Western remains committed to providing 100 percent service, 100

RIVERSIDE, CA – At Western Municipal Water District (Western), we are committed to providing safe and reliable water and wastewater (sewer) services to the nearly one million people in western Riverside County who rely on our services for their health and...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

Western and EMWD partner to enhance water reliability for March Air Reserve Base

Western’s Board President, Director Donald D. Galleano signs partnership with EMWD to enhance water

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) and Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) entered into an interagency agreement this month to partner on efforts to enhance water supply reliability for March Air Reserve Base (March A...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Western Municipal Water District explores water and sewer rate adjustment

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RIVERSIDE - During a Special Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 22, the Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors hosted a public rate adjustment workshop, signaling the first step of many in considering a new rate proposal. The proposed ad...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Western reassures customers they actively guard against cybersecurity threats

 RIVERSIDE, CA – On Friday, Feb. 5, Western Municipal Water District (Western) became aware of a cyberattack on a water system in Florida. Western is reassuring its wholesale and retail customers, and regional stakeholders that safety is always t...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Western Municipal Water District announces 2021 board leadership

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Director Brenda Dennstedt to serve as the 2021 board president and Director Gracie Torres to serve as board vice president. This is the f...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Historic partnership reached to secure water supply for the future

Western and Elsinore board and executive sign historic agreement

Agreements will ensure a cost-effective, reliable, and safe water supply for both the Western Municipal Water District and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Service Areas

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) and the E...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Western Water 411 to connect with customers in a virtual learning environment

Western Municipal Water District’s bi-annual community event goes virtual on Nov. 19

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Thursday, Nov. 19, Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) bi-annual community event will go virtual introducing cust...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Western enhances virtual education resources and funding support

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) offers to lighten the load for Riverside County teachers through new water education resources and expanded grant funding aimed to support virtual classroom projects.

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

American Heart Association recognizes Western Municipal Water District for health achievement

RIVERSIDE, CA – The results of the American Heart Association (AHA) 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index (Index) were announced on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and Western Municipal Water District (Western) achieved national gold recognition for taking significa...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Western’s Victoria Recharge Basin wins engineering award for boosting sustainability

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) has won an engineering award for its Victoria Recharge Basin, which was designed to increase the local water supply by capturing valuable stormwater that would otherwise be washed away.  ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Western honors its essential employees for Water Professionals Appreciation Week

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is honoring the critical role its employees play in providing safe and reliable water and wastewater (sewer) service as part of California’s fourth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week, ha...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Western upgrades water delivery to March Air Reserve Base

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently replaced aging water pipeline along Graeber Street in Riverside, an improvement that is providing more reliable water service to March Air Reserve Base (MARB).

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Western to ensure reliable water service during California’s heat advisory and Flex Alerts

Western has backup power generators available to deploy to key facilities during an outage.

RIVERSIDE, CA – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Riverside County beginning Monday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 20, and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has declared a warning for the California gr...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Western Municipal Water District announces 2020 Water is Life art contest winners

RIVERSIDE, CA – Each year, Western Municipal Water District (Western) hosts the annual Water is Life art contest for students in grades 4 through 12 within Western’s service area. This year, Western is proud to announce nine winners.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Your summer Western water news, featuring enhanced rebate offers, heroes of the garden, and more!

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What’s Inside:

  • Western adopts a biennial budget, postponing rate adjustments and extending the
    suspension of water service shutoffs
  • Investing in our delivery system andlocal water supply resources
  • Western issues annual water quality report
  • Enhanc...
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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Western adopts biennial budget, postponing rate adjustments and extending suspension of shutoffs

RIVERSIDE, CA – During its regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board unanimously approved the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 and 2021-22 biennial budget. It...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Western releases annual water quality report

Consumer Confidence Report 2019

Conducting more than 30,000 tests in 2019 to ensure the safety and quality of drinking water

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) announces the release of its 2019 Consumer Confidence Report, an annual water quality report r...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Western to save more than $9 million in bond refinancing

Additional $25 million raised to support nine capital improvement projects 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board of Directors approved a resolution on Wednesday, June 3, giving staff the green ligh...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Western Municipal Water District announces credit rating upgrade by Fitch Ratings, outlook positive

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently announced that Fitch Ratings upgraded its credit rating from AA to AA+, and revised the rating outlook from Stable to Positive.

“Western prides itself in using customer...

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