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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Don’t get fooled by water quality and customer information scams, Western warns

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is urging customers to beware of calls, emails or visits from scammers claiming to be from or representing Western. Western employees always wear either their uniform with their name and...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Western Municipal Water District declares local state of emergency

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors on Wednesday, April 1, adopted Resolution 3112 declaring a local state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Western takes steps to suspend water shutoffs and late payment penalties; customer lobby to close

Customers can count on their tap water, regardless of their financial situation

RIVERSIDE, CA – The Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors on Wednesday, March 18 took action to approve financial protections for customers af...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Western’s got you covered, assuring water supply continuity and quality

RIVERSIDE, CA (March 17, 2020) – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is working diligently to ensure business and water supply continuity.

During these uncertain times, Western’s top priority is maintaining drinking water supply ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Western’s water quality and supply remain unaffected by Coronavirus

RIVERSIDE, CA – On February 11, the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as the official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, March 5, Governor Newsom declared a State of E...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Western awarded $1M federal grant to enhance customer accessibility to water usage data

Meter Replacement

RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb. 25, 2020) – Western Municipal Water District (Western) was recently awarded $1 million from the United States Bureau of Reclamation for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure and Customer Portal Project.

The funding allocation f...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Western’s water is still safe to drink, even after state lowers response threshold for PFAS

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Thursday, Feb. 6, the California Division of Drinking Water (DDW) issued new response levels (RLs) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) at ten parts per trillion and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) at 40 parts per trillion. At t...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators recipients announced

Western Municipal Water District funds nearly $16k for Riverside County water-related classroom projects 

RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan. 31, 2020) – Western Municipal Water District (Western) each year awards educator grants through the Lois B. Kri...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Western awards scholarships to students in the region

Scholarship Presentation 2020

RIVERSIDE, CA (Jan. 29, 2020) – At its Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Western Municipal Water District (Western) awarded nearly $3,000 in scholarships to local college students.

As costs for higher education continue to r...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Just the facts: correct information on California’s new water efficiency laws

RIVERSIDE, CA – Earlier this month, news media reports provided inaccurate information regarding water use targets set by Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman).

On May 31, 2018, Governor Brown signed two bills which build ...

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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) ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Western employees start 2020 thriving and healthy

American Heart Association 2019A

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District received two workplace honors in 2019, combining physically healthy employees with a thriving work environment. Western was honored as an Inland Empire 2019 Top Workplace by The Press-Enterprise a...

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