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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Western is asking Riverside customers to limit outdoor water use from January 10 to 19, 2020

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is asking customers to limit all outdoor water use for nine days, starting Friday, Jan. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 19. 

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) will be conducting routine repairs and improvements at the Henry J. Mills Water Treatment Plant (Mills Plant) in Riverside, CA. The shutdown at the Mills Plant initiated by MWD limits supply of imported water for the nine days. 

Western is asking customers to limit outdoor water use to ensure the temporarily limited supply can last through the nine day period. Large irrigation customers will have the most significant impact; however, recent rains and cool weather predictions will significantly reduce the need for outdoor irrigation. 

“It is important that Western and its customers do our part to ensure that maintenance and repairs to this critical delivery system from Northern California run smoothly,” said Board President, Bob Stockton. “We need our customers’ cooperation to reduce outdoor water use so that our remaining water supplies can meet the essential indoor needs of all our customers.” 

Impacted customers are located in Lake Mathews, Orangecrest, Mission Grove, Woodcrest, March Air Reserve Base, Lake Hill, Air Force Village West and Hillcrest areas of Riverside. 

Western works closely with MWD to schedule these routine maintenance shutdowns for the winter months when outdoor irrigation can be turned off without damaging customers’ landscapes. 

For more information about the planned shutdown, visit wmwd.com/News or call Western at 951.789.5109. To learn more about water-wise landscaping and irrigation needs, visit wmwd.com/Water-Savings. 

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County providing water and wastewater services to nearly a million people who live, work and play across 527-square miles of California’s most populous regions. 

Learn more about Western at wmwd.com. 

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