Eastern Municipal Water District receives community service award

Eastern Municipal Water District wins community service award

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) announced they are the recipient of the 2021 California Municipal Utilities Association’s Resource Efficiency and Community Service Award for large agencies in the water sector. The district was recognized for its Recycled Water Accelerated Retrofit Program, which helps EMWD’s commercial, industrial and institutional customers transition …

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Black Research Award winner Issam Najm to headline annual AWWA Fall Conference

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will host their Annual Fall Conference virtually October 18-21, 2021. The four-day event will include an opening general session, awards luncheon and will provide training classes for professional contact hours. The event reaches skilled distribution operators, treatment operators, engineers, …

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Quagga mussels discovered at Castaic Lake

Department of Water Resources inspect boats due to quagga mussels

Quagga mussels have been discovered at Castaic Lake. In response, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) will begin implementing additional boating requirements to prevent their spread. DWR will be requiring boats be inspected and drained upon leaving Castaic Lake and Castaic Lagoon. Quagga mussels, which are small, non-native freshwater …

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Roughton appointed to Western Municipal Water District Board

Laura Roughton appointed to western municipal water district

Laura Roughton has been appointed to serve as the newest member of the Western Municipal Water District Board of Directors. She will represent Division 4 which includes the communities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, and Norco. Roughton is a long-time resident of the represented area, living within the Division 4 boundaries …

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California gold mine to install new wastewater treatment system


Sixteen to One Mine will upgrade its wastewater treatment system under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The California Gold Mine, located in the Tahoe National Forest, has agreed to install new equipment to remove pollutants from mine drainage. EPA’s says the mine was in violation of …

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Judge approves groundwater storage increases

groundwater ruling

Local agencies in the Chino Basin will now have access to an additional six-month supply of groundwater thanks to a ruling in San Bernardino County Superior Court. Judge Stanford Reichert ruled that the Chino Basin Optimum Basin Management Program (OBMP) means water providers in the region can retain use of …

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