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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Western and regional agencies partner on historic water storage program

RIVERSIDE, CA – Six regional water agencies working in conjunction with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) have reached a historic agreement to better prepare the region for future droughts and promote water use efficie...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Water discoloration reports in Murrieta service area being explored, water safety not affected

Over the past week, Western received a couple of reports of water discoloration in the Murrieta service area. In response to these reports, Western has taken its North Well offline while we look into the issue. 

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Western encourages emergency preparedness

Regional water provider does its part to provide reliable water service, no matter the circumstance

RIVERSIDE, CA – In observance of National Emergency Preparedness Month, Western Municipal Water District (Western) is raising awareness about the ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

New Director appointed to Western Municipal Water District Division 4 seat

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, appointed Laura Roughton to the Division 4 seat. Roughton was subsequently sworn in at Western Municipal Water District (Western) headquarters and joined the Co...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Western encourages water education through art

RIVERSIDE, CA On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors recognized nine Riverside County students for their winning submissions to its annual Water is Life art contest. 

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Inland Empire says, “Keep It Up IE”: New partnership leads in drought status communication

drought it's back but you know what to do

RIVERSIDE, CA—As this season gears up to be one of the warmest and driest in recent memory, millions of Californians are reacquainting themselves with the trappings of summer: sunscreen, sunny mornings, and drought. 

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

New partnership formed to address Inland Empire water challenges

Riverside, CA – Four water agencies today announced the launch of a new regional partnership to increase awareness of and advocate for solutions to regional water quality and supply challenges. The Inland Empire Clean Water Partnership ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Temporary water service interruption for emergency repair work at Wood Road

Update at 7/20/2021 at 6:30 a.m.

Water service has been restored. Thank you Western customers for your patience and Western crews for working diligently to repair the leak. Residents in the area can expect to see some activity in the neighborhood in the co...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Western is prepared to supply reliable water during dry conditions

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is assuring its customers that we are prepared to meet our regions’ water supply needs, even during prolonged dry conditions.

“Thanks to sound planning and proactive investments, Western is well-pr...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Western to welcome the public back for in-person business

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Tuesday, July 6, Western Municipal Water District (Western) will reopen its buildings to the public for in-person business and public meetings. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In observan...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Western announces another year of safe, reliable, high-quality water

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) announces the release of its 2020 Consumer Confidence Report, an annual water quality report required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State Water Resources Control Board (Sta...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Western Municipal Water District Board vacancy to fill by appointment

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors voted unanimously to fill a vacancy on its Board by appointment, as provided under state law.

The Western Board vacancy was left after ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Western earns highest recognition for governmental budgeting

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada recently awarded Western Municipal Water District (Western) with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2020-21 and 2021-22 Biennia...

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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: 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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