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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Versatile, Experienced Leader Hired as Director of Human Resources

Candi Judd

Western selects Candi Judd to lead the District’s forward-thinking human resources initiatives

Riverside, CA – Western Municipal Water District has named Candi Judd, a seasoned professional with significant senior management level personnel experience,...Read on...

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Smart Irrigation Month Offers Savings for Western Customers

Smart Irrigation Month

Riverside, CA – July is Smart Irrigation Month, and Western is encouraging customers to take advantage of some great deals to make their irrigation systems smarter.

“July is a peak month for water use,” said Craig Miller, Western’s deputy general manag...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Bureau of Reclamation Grant to Help Ensure Future Regional Water Supply

Chino Desalter II

Grant used to complete much-needed, drought-proof Chino Project

Riverside, CA – After years of drought, the Bureau of Reclamation recently announced an additional $7.2 million in grant funding to the Chino Desalter Phase 3 Expansion project to ensure a...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

More than 100 million gallons of water saved using innovative program

Altman Plants

Altman Plants’ program proves to be a success. Project exceeds water-saving expectations.

Riverside, Calif. – Local commercial plant grower, Altman Plants, Inc., continues to see significant water savings resulting from an innovative on-site water-recy...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Major part of Chino Desalter expansion project completed

Chino II Desalter Celebration

Expansion project will increase regional water reliability and reduce dependence on imported water

JURUPA VALLEY – More than 100 local water leaders and officials were on hand today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis e...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

New Drought Restrictions Result in Continued Water Use Efficiency


Western customers still expected to use water wisely during the drought

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District’s Board of Director’s today adopted a resolution to implement Stage 3(b) of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. This action fo...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Free Family Community Water Conservation Festival scheduled for June 4

Community Water Conservation Festival
June 4, 2016 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Promenade Mall
Near Edwards Cinemas Plaza40820 Winchester Road, Temecula 92591

Temecula, CA (June 4, 2016) —Water efficiency can be simple, worthwhile and even fun. Water distri...Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Drought Water Restrictions Lifted by State Board

Efficient Water Use Still Expected by Western Customers

Riverside, Calif. – Today’s actions by the State Water Resources Control Board, to allow water suppliers to self-certify their ability to meet water demand in light of continuing drought, hits hom...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016


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Posted on: April 27, 2016

Diversion of Wastewater is Another Step Toward Drought-proofing the Region


Western and City of Riverside collaborate to increase recycled water flows

Riverside, CA – Optimizing the use of local water resources in the upper Santa Ana Watershed was the emphasis for a unique project that will divert wastewater, roughly 500,000 g...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

Earth Night in the Garden Event Focuses on Protecting CA’s Environmental Resources

ENITG 2016

Western Municipal Water District’s 9th annual Earth Night in the Garden event will focus on protecting California’s environmental resources, especially amidst a multi-year drought. Despite these water shortage challenges, the award-winning Earth Night in...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Free Spring Garden Workshops Scheduled in Riverside

Master Gardener 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. Courses focus on regional gardening subject...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Wise Financial Decisions Help High Bond Ratings

Western receives high rating thanks to continued solid financial performance amidst reduced water sales

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District continued to receive high bond ratings from both Fitch Ratings and Standard and Poor’s despite...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Extended State Water Conservation Mandates Fall Short


Extension penalizes Western and other inland water agencies for responsible water management

Riverside, Calif. – The State Water Resources Control Board voted yesterday for the adoption of revised emergency urban water conservation regulations that ext...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Haddad Selected for Leadership California Program

Lana Haddad

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District’s seasoned Government Affairs Officer Lana J. Haddad has been selected by Leadership California for its prestigious 2016 California Issues & Trends (CIT) Program. Haddad is one of the diverse group of 6...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

New Western Board President committed to water reliability and outreach during drought


Riverside, Calif. – Director S.R. “Al” Lopez, Western Municipal Water District’s newly confirmed board president, took the gavel at today’s board meeting. During his year as president, he is committed to securing local water sources for the region through...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Western Honored for Commitment to Transparency in Government

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – “We have a strong commitment to transparency, and this award is a testament to our good governance,” noted General Manager John Rossi after Western Municipal Water District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence f...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Gardening Workshops Scheduled for Early 2016


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 s...Read on...

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...