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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Western highlights water and wastewater workers during Water Professionals Appreciation Week

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is pleased to highlight the essential role of water professionals and local public water agencies in providing water and wastewater services.

As part of California's fifth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week happening Oct. 2 to 10, Western will be taking to social media to celebrate our highly trained operators, technicians, and other specialists who work diligently day in and day out to make sure your community has safe and reliable drinking water amidst drought and pandemic. 

"This past year has not been an easy one for many of our community members, and Western is committed to being a reliable provider so you have one less thing to worry about," said Western's General Manager Craig Miller. "Western is so proud of our dedicated and highly training professionals, and we look forward to continuing to partner with the communities we serve to guarantee you have the services you need." 

Today, Westerns' Board of Directors adopted a resolution commending water professionals' significant impact across California. Collectively, the state's water and wastewater agencies invest more than $25 billion a year into local water-related programs and projects, according to the Public Policy Institute of California.

To keep up with the many ways Western employees work to keep your water source safe and reliable every day, follow Western on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. You can also check out our YouTube for our virtual facility tours and water-wise tips, or visit our website at wmwd.com

More about Water Professionals Appreciation Week

Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established in 2017 by Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 80, by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa). Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California's water industry, and it needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover. The water industry offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in engineering, biology, finance, business administration, law, communications, and many more types of positions in high-demand occupations. 

The measure was sponsored by a coalition of water associations led by the Association of California Water Agencies, WateReuse California, California Municipal Utilities Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and California Water Association. Under SCR 80, the annually designated week begins on the first Saturday of October and ends on the Sunday of the following weekend.

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527 square miles in one of California's most populous regions. Learn more: wmwd.com.



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