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Posted on: November 24, 2015

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


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


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...

Posted on: November 19, 2015

Western’s Community Engagement Programs Take Home Top Honors


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 customer communications and str...Read on...

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Water Agencies Partnership Provides Secure Wastewater Services to Murrieta


Santa Rosa Regional Resource Authority serves as an essential resource for the region

Murrieta, Calif. – “This week, years of collaboration have paid off with the formation of the Santa Rosa Regional Resource Authority (SRRRA), which will provide water...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Western Secures Local Water from Riverside Public Utilities

Water Supply

District purchasing surplus water from the Utility during the drought, a benefit for all customers

Riverside, Calif. – “As the ongoing drought continues to impact the state’s water sources, Western Municipal Water District has entered into a forward-th...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Riverside Water Agencies Continue to Ask Customers to Conserve, Be Prepared for El Nino

Riverside, Calif. – While the city’s water providers, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and Western Municipal Water District (Western), continue to ask customers to conserve water and eliminate water waste, they are also urging customers to prepare for the...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Water Districts Remind Customers to Change Their Clocks and Their Sprinklers

DLS_Fall Back

Daylight-saving time is the perfect reminder to reset sprinkler timers to save water

Riverside, Calif. – Riverside Public Utilities and Western Municipal Water District have partnered up to remind customers to check their sprinkler timers when they cha...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2015

Western Partners with Riverside Community College District for Water-related Studies

RCCD Scholarship

Riverside, Calif. – As water issues continue to be at the forefront of local, statewide and national importance, Western Municipal Water District is committed to educating and inspiring students to be the next generation of leaders in water. This week, an...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2015

Western Provides a Payment Assistance Program for Low-income Customers

payment assistance

Riverside, Calif. –Western Municipal Water District’s low-income customers may benefit from water bill payment assistance thanks to a program launched by the District.

“Western recognizes that some of our customers may need extra help to pay their wate...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2015

Creative Water Program to Generate Enough Water for 500 Customers Annually

Ops Solar Project

Using the right source of water for the right use is essential during drought

Riverside, Calif. – A creative and quick switch to using recycled water at construction sites will free up enough drinking water this year to provide for 500 customers in Wes...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Turf Removal Partnership Pays Off, Saving Enough Water for 700 Homes Annually


Riverside, Calif. – As the drought continues to plague the state, Riverside residents have curtailed their water use by removing turf, saving enough water to supply the indoor water needs of 700 families of four for one year. To honor the city’s savings, ...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Free Gardening 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.

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

Posted on: August 12, 2015

Western Meets with Regional Board, Explains Conservation Targets

and Provides Information on Implementing Effective Efficiency Programs Around the State

“The Regional Board was satisfied with Western’s work and asked for information on how to implement some of our programs at other retail agencies around the state,”...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2015

Western Awards Inaugural University of California, Riverside Scholarship

Field Scholarship

Western Municipal Water District Charles D. Field Endowed Scholarship presented to Riverside’s Kajeja Shenghur

Riverside, Calif. – When Kajeja Shenghur began her undergraduate public policy studies at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), sh...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015

Free Mobile App Allows Western Customers to Report Water Waste

iEfficient iPhone App

Riverside, Calif. – “Nothing is more frustrating for our customers who are working hard to save water than to see someone else wasting water excessively in the middle of this serious drought,” said Western Municipal Water District’s Community Affairs Dir...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2015

Million Dollar Grant Provides Funding for Western’s Groundwater Storage Project

Arlington Desalter

Inland Empire one step closer to a local, sustainable water supply as drought continues

Riverside, Calif. – A $1 million grant from the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART program was recently awarded to fund the Arlington Basin water quality improvemen...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2015

Western Adopts Stricter Outdoor Watering Measures in Response to Governor’s Mandate


Customers need to conserve 50 percent outdoors

Riverside, Calif. – In response to Governor Brown’s executive order for mandatory water reductions, Western Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors implemented Stage 4B of the Water Supply Shortage C...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Inland Empire Water Leader Joins Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors

Dir. Galleano

Longtime Western Board Member Donald D. Galleano brings 30 years of experience to post; pledges to continue focus on local reliability projects during drought

Riverside, Calif. – Don Galleano, a longtime Western Municipal Water District board member an...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with Mom at Western’s Garden

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Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with Mom at Western’s Garden

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Make mom’s special day memorable this weekend with a visit to Western’s Landscapes Southern California StyleSM garden in honor of National Public Gardens Day. Nati...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Altman Plants Hits 100 Million Gallon Milestone in Water Savings

Altman Plants Hits 100 Million Gallon Milestone in Water Savings
Local commercial grower of water-wise plants uses rebate program to save water during the drought.

Riverside, Calif. – Altman Plants, Inc., a Riverside area plant grower, is celebrating ...Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2015

Every Drop Counts Following Gov. Brown’s Approved Emergency Conservation Regulation

Drought 2015

New state regulations mandate Western customers conserve an additional 32 percent

Riverside, Calif. – The State Water Resources Control Board today adopted emergency regulations to meet Gov. Brown’s 25 percent water conservation mandate for urban water...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2015

Earth Night in the Garden Event Focuses on the Environment and Drought Awareness

ENITG 2015

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and take part in protecting water resources

Riverside, Calif. - Western’s 8th annual Earth Night in the Garden event takes on a crucial focus highlighting California’s drought. With the Governor’s recent ann...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

What does the Governor’s call for a 25 percent reduction mean for you?

We support the Governor’s request of all Californians.

Western’s customers continue to increase their efficient use of water. In 2011, Western adopted personalized water budgets for each of you individually based on the number of people in your home a...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Western Responds to the State Water Resources Control Board’s Expanded Emergency Regulations


Expanded Emergency Regulations to Limit Water Use

Riverside, Calif. – With yesterday’s State Water Resources Control Board adoption of an expanded emergency regulation to safeguard California’s remaining water supplies, Western’s General Manager John R...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Western’s Markham Lift Station Sewer Spill Quickly Contained

Riverside, Calif. - Crews from Western Municipal Water District (with assistance from Eastern Municipal Water District and Jurupa Community Services District) responded to a sewage spill on Wednesday, March 18, at 6:45 a.m. resulting from a break in one o...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2015

Western Riverside County Water Residents Save More than 188 Million Gallons of Water in 12 Months

Turf Replacement

Water-use efficiency programs soar in popularity as drought continues

Riverside, Calif. – It pays to save water! Western Municipal Water District extends an enthusiastic congratulations and thank you to the water users in western Riverside County, whos...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Nearly $14,000 Awarded for Water Education Grants

Krieger Grant

Grants provide water, drought education to Riverside County students

Riverside, Calif. – Students in western Riverside County will receive much-needed grant funds for water education projects thanks to Western’s Lois B. Krieger Grant Program. Through t...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2015

Pipeline Shutdown

Pipeline Shutdown Wednesday, Jan. 21 through Thursday, Jan. 22

To maintain the reliable service customers have come to expect, Western Municipal Water District will be disconnecting from one of the major water supply pipelines due to inspection and ...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Western Municipal Water District Board President committed to collaboration on local water supply

Dir. Don Galleano

Riverside, Calif. – Donald D. Galleano, Western Municipal Water District’s newly confirmed board president, took the gavel at the Jan. 7 Western board meeting. During his year as president, Director Galleano is holding steadfast to his commitment to partn...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2014

Robert Stockton Joins Western’s Board

Bob Stockton

Stockton Pledges to Focus on Water Reliability for Customers

Riverside, Calif. – Robert Stockton, a long-time Riverside resident, has joined the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors, taking over the seat held by Director Charles Field wh...Read on...