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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Markham Lift Station to receive improved fencing beginning Oct. 16

Beginning Friday, Oct. 16, Western Municipal Water District (Western) will be installing new outer fencing surrounding the Markham Lift Station located at Markham Street and Wood Road in Riverside. Residents and customers in the area will see contractors ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Western’s Victoria Recharge Basin wins engineering award for boosting sustainability

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) has won an engineering award for its Victoria Recharge Basin, which was designed to increase the local water supply by capturing valuable stormwater that would otherwise be washed away. ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Western honors its essential employees for Water Professionals Appreciation Week

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is honoring the critical role its employees play in providing safe and reliable water and wastewater (sewer) service as part of California’s fourth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week, ha...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Western upgrades water delivery to March Air Reserve Base

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently replaced aging water pipeline along Graeber Street in Riverside, an improvement that is providing more reliable water service to March Air Reserve Base (MARB).

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Western to ensure reliable water service during California’s heat advisory and Flex Alerts

Western has backup power generators available to deploy to key facilities during an outage.

RIVERSIDE, CA – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Riverside County beginning Monday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 20, and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has declared a warning for the California gr...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Western Municipal Water District announces 2020 Water is Life art contest winners

RIVERSIDE, CA – Each year, Western Municipal Water District (Western) hosts the annual Water is Life art contest for students in grades 4 through 12 within Western’s service area. This year, Western is proud to announce nine winners.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Your summer Western water news, featuring enhanced rebate offers, heroes of the garden, and more!

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What’s Inside:

  • Western adopts a biennial budget, postponing rate adjustments and extending the
    suspension of water service shutoffs
  • Investing in our delivery system andlocal water supply resources
  • Western issues annual water quality report
  • Enhanc...
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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Western Municipal Water District appoints new Director to Division 1 seat

Swearing in of Director Steve Adams

The Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, announced the appointment of Steve Adams to the Division 1 seat. Adams was subsequently sworn in and took his seat on the dais.

The appointment comes after the se...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Western adopts biennial budget, postponing rate adjustments and extending suspension of shutoffs

RIVERSIDE, CA – During its regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board unanimously approved the fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 and 2021-22 biennial budget. It...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Western releases annual water quality report

Consumer Confidence Report 2019

Conducting more than 30,000 tests in 2019 to ensure the safety and quality of drinking water

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) announces the release of its 2019 Consumer Confidence Report, an annual water quality report r...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Western to save more than $9 million in bond refinancing

Additional $25 million raised to support nine capital improvement projects 

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District’s (Western) Board of Directors approved a resolution on Wednesday, June 3, giving staff the green ligh...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Western Municipal Water District announces credit rating upgrade by Fitch Ratings, outlook positive

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently announced that Fitch Ratings upgraded its credit rating from AA to AA+, and revised the rating outlook from Stable to Positive.

“Western prides itself in using customer...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Enhanced rebates now available for Western’s Riverside residential customers

Western to thank customers for recent efficient water use during State-operated pipeline repairs

RIVERSIDE, CA—Western Municipal Water District (Western) is thanking residential customers in Riverside for conserving more than 2 million gallons of...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Western Municipal Water District Board vacancy to fill by appointment

RIVERSIDE, CA – On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the Western Municipal Water District (Western) Board of Directors voted unanimously to fill a vacancy on its Board by appointment, as provided under state law.

The Western Board vacancy was left after t...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Facilities with long-term closures encouraged to flush water pipes prior to reopening

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RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is encouraging businesses, schools and other buildings that have been closed to flush water pipes prior to reopening. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many facilities unused for weeks. Onc...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Western Municipal Water District lands $200,000 federal grant for drought planning

RIVERSIDE, CA –  Western Municipal Water District (Western) received a $200,000 grant award from the United States Bureau of Reclamation for drought contingency planning. Drought contingency planning assists communities in proactively p...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Riverside County’s family of water agencies reassures customers that their tap water is safe

RIVERSIDE, CA – Riverside County’s family of water agencies this past week launched a collaborative campaign with a goal to continue assuring customers that the region is coming together during this unprecedented time to maintain essen...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Consumers in areas of western Riverside County asked to immediately stop outdoor watering

More than 250,000 consumers in Moreno Valley and nearby Riverside County communities are being called on to immediately stop outdoor water use – including landscape irrigation, washing cars and filling pools – while a state-operated pi...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Western asks customers, “flush only the 3 Ps, please!”

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) is reminding its customers to help prevent clogs and backups in the sewer system by only flushing the 3 Ps, please! Remembering the 3 Ps – pee, poo, and (toilet) paper &nda...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Western Municipal Water District assures customers water is essential and we will keep it flowing

Western Staff with face covering working at Markham Lift Station 2020

RIVERSIDE, CA – As a water and wastewater (sewer) service provider, Western Municipal Water District (Western) is essential. The staff at Western will continue to report to work to provide safe, reliable and plentiful water to homes and business...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Help shape the future, Western reminds you to be counted during the 2020 Census

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) reminds its customers to participate in the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

By now, residents should have ...

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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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