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Posted on: December 17, 2014

Western Incumbents Win Election, Water Bond Benefits Regional Projects

Board Swearing in

Robert Stockton also joins Western’s Board
Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District Board incumbents, Director Brenda Dennstedt, Division 3, and Director Tom Evans, Division 2, were re-elected to the board Nov.... Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2014

Riverside County Students Prepare for Year-long Solar Boat Competition

NVHS Solar Cup Boat Building

Competition provides students with water knowledge and teamwork skills

Riverside, Calif. – High school students from throughout Southern California are learning about science, technology, engineering, math and even visual... Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Western Sets Water Savings Example

Alessandro Turf Removal

Turf to be killed off and replaced with climate-appropriate landscape

Riverside, Calif. – When Western Municipal Water District, Riverside Community College (RCC) and the Santa Ana Watershed Association (SAWA) were... Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Western’s Community Engagement Programs Take Home Top Honors

PRSA-IE Awards

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 in customer... Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Water transmission pipeline shutdown

Ops Valve Repair

Western Municipal Water District recently experienced a slow leak on a major water transmission pipeline. After a brief hiatus to address difficulties with accessing the rupture, crews will begin the final repair process,... Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Western Board Approves Support for State Water Bond

The Delta

Riverside, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a Resolution of Support for Proposition 1, the statewide bond measure, at the Sept. 17 Board Meeting. The proposed general... Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Years of Dedicated Service Recognized as Charles D. Field Resigns from Western Board

Director Charles D. Field

Riverside, Calif. – Charles D. Field, a retired Riverside County Superior Court judge and longtime community member, announced retirement from the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors. He has occupied a seat... Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2014

Western Water-wise Landscape 2014 Finalists Honored

Landscape Contest - Glaser Home

Being Water Efficient with Creative Landscapes!

Riverside, Calif. – A beautiful yard truly inspired by Southern California’s semi-arid desert climate shouldn’t use a lot of water, and a number of Inland Empire residents... Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Western Works to Boldly Avert Water Waste

Drought Tolerant Median

Board approves increase to $5 per square foot for select commercial customers

Riverside, Calif. – When drought prompted the Governor to call for increased conservation, Western Municipal Water District answered by... Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2014

Teacher Workshop Featuring Dr. Pamela Clute Brings Water Education to the Classroom

Teacher's Workshop

Workshop Emphasizes Need for Water Education

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Local teachers packed Western’s Board Room as they took time from their summer break to attend the third annual Summer Water Education Teacher Workshop in... Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

State Issues Mandatory Drought Measures - What Do Western Customers Need to Do???

Reduce Outdoor Watering

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – In response to the ongoing severe California drought, the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation July 15 to ensure an increase in water efficiency, looking to meet the... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2014

Western Partners with UCR, Scholarship for Water-related Studies


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – With water issues continuing to be at the forefront not only locally, but also regionally and statewide, Western Municipal Water District is committed to helping with the education of students to be the... Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2014

Fitch Ratings Reaffirms Western’s AA Bond Rating

Western receives high rating thanks to continued solid financial performance

RIVERSIDE, Calif. –Fitch Ratings determined Western’s “financial performance has remained consistently solid” as part of its review process.... Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Western Lauds Efficient Landscapes During Inaugural Award Ceremony

FSN Awards 2014

Four landscape contractors, one property manager and one retail water agency honored

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – As part of Western’s steadfast commitment to water use efficiency, particularly important during the current drought... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2014

Western’s Rookie Team Earns a First Place at Competition


Norte Vista High School students take home first place rookie division trophy at Solar Cup

LAKE SKINNER, Calif. The Solar Cup race weekend at Lake Skinner has come to an end, but not without excitement all around;... Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2014

Solar Cup Students Get Ready to Race

Solar Cup 2014

Western’s sponsored Solar Cup teams are set to race at Lake Skinner, May 16-18

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Students from Arlington, Elsinore and Norte Vista high schools are making final preparations to their boats for this year’s... Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Water-wise Landscape Contest Set for Inland Empire Residents

Landscape Contest

Show the region that using less water can be beautiful!

WHAT - The sixth Annual Western Water-wise Landscape Contest is underway. Participants from throughout the region, from Riverside to Chino Hills, San Jacinto Valley... Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2014


Contacts: Bob Muir, (213) 217-6930; (213) 324-5213, mobile

May 13, 2014

Consumers in southwest Riverside County have joined residents in San Diego County dealing with a musty taste and odor in their tap water... Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2014

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

Cercis canadensis

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. National Public Gardens Day falls annually on... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Honor Earth Day at Western’s Earth Night in the Garden Celebration

Earth Night in The Garden

Western’s signature, free community event includes 72,000 ladybugs that will be released

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Back for its seventh year, Western Municipal Water District’s award-winning, signature Earth Night in the Garden... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Western Commercial & Residential Solar Customers Now Protected for 20 Years Due to CPUC Decision


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District, as part of the Net Energy Metering Public Agency Coalition (NEM-PAC) – consisting of nine California cities, water districts, school districts and private businesses... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Western’s Community Engagement Programs Receive Top Honors

CAPIO Conference

April’s Earth Night in the Garden Event Recognized as Best in State

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District received four awards from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)... Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2014

Riverside Grower to Reuse Irrigation Water; Will Save 111 Million Gallons per Year

Altman Specialty Plants

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Altman Specialty Plants knows how to grow plants, they're experts at it. The Riverside nursery, in tandem with Western Municipal Water District, also knows how to grow water savings. By working with... Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Western to Use Dissolved RDA Proceeds to Expand Water Supply in the Region

Purple Pipes

More than $450,000 will help pay for recycled water projects in Corona and Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – In the midst of the current drought announcement from Governor Jerry Brown, Western Municipal Water District... Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2014

Western Remembers Lois B. Krieger, a Pioneer in the Water Industry

Lois B Krieger

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western Municipal Water District remembers Lois B. Krieger, who served as the District’s representative on The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Board of Directors for more than two... Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2014

Western’s McKinney Underwood Named Community & Government Affairs Director


Continues focus on community engagement and legislative outreach

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Public relations veteran Michele McKinney Underwood was promoted recently to Western Municipal Water District’s director of community &... Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Western’s New Water Resources Director Committed to Increasing Local Water Supply


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Leasa Cleland, a veteran water and public agency professional, was recently named Western Municipal Water District’s director of water resources. Cleland, who has more 20 years of experience in the water... Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2014

Local CSUSB Biology Student Receives Scholarship from Western


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Western’s Lois B. Krieger Endowed Scholarship at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) has been awarded to student Malcolm Thomas in the amount of $1,419. Thomas, who recently earned his B.S.... Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2014

Dennstedt Named Board President


RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Brenda Dennstedt, newly appointed Western Municipal Water District board president, is looking to 2014 as a year to provide continued emphasis on controlling costs while addressing drought conditions. A... Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2014

Grant Funding Supports Water Education


Western’s Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators Encourages Learning

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – California public school funding continues to face challenges. Increasing costs to sustain technology and resources... Read on...