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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 i...

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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 pres...

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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...

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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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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Enhanced rebates now available for Western’s Riverside residential customers

Western to thank customers for recent efficient water use during State-operated pipeline repairs

RIVERSIDE, CA—Western Municipal Water District (Western) is thanking residential customers in Riverside for conserving more than 2 million gallons of...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Western Municipal Water District Board vacancy to fill by appointment

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 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 t...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Facilities with long-term closures encouraged to flush water pipes prior to reopening

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RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is encouraging businesses, schools and other buildings that have been closed to flush water pipes prior to reopening. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many facilities unused for weeks. Onc...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Western Municipal Water District lands $200,000 federal grant for drought planning

RIVERSIDE, CA –  Western Municipal Water District (Western) received a $200,000 grant award from the United States Bureau of Reclamation for drought contingency planning. Drought contingency planning assists communities in proactively p...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Riverside County’s family of water agencies reassures customers that their tap water is safe

RIVERSIDE, CA – Riverside County’s family of water agencies this past week launched a collaborative campaign with a goal to continue assuring customers that the region is coming together during this unprecedented time to maintain essen...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Consumers in areas of western Riverside County asked to immediately stop outdoor watering

More than 250,000 consumers in Moreno Valley and nearby Riverside County communities are being called on to immediately stop outdoor water use – including landscape irrigation, washing cars and filling pools – while a state-operated pi...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Western asks customers, “flush only the 3 Ps, please!”

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is reminding its customers to help prevent clogs and backups in the sewer system by only flushing the 3 Ps, please! Remembering the 3 Ps – pee, poo, and (toilet) paper &nda...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Western Municipal Water District assures customers water is essential and we will keep it flowing

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RIVERSIDE, CA – As a water and wastewater (sewer) service provider, Western Municipal Water District (Western) is essential. The staff at Western will continue to report to work to provide safe, reliable and plentiful water to homes and business...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Help shape the future, Western reminds you to be counted during the 2020 Census

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) reminds its customers to participate in the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

By now, residents should have ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Don’t get fooled by water quality and customer information scams, Western warns

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is urging customers to beware of calls, emails or visits from scammers claiming to be from or representing Western. Western employees always wear either their uniform with their name and...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Western Municipal Water District declares local state of emergency

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors on Wednesday, April 1, adopted Resolution 3112 declaring a local state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Western takes steps to suspend water shutoffs and late payment penalties; customer lobby to close

Customers can count on their tap water, regardless of their financial situation

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 18 took action to approve financial protections for customers af...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Western’s got you covered, assuring water supply continuity and quality

RIVERSIDE, CA (March 17, 2020) – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is working diligently to ensure business and water supply continuity.

During these uncertain times, Western’s top priority is maintaining drinking water supply ...

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