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San Bernardino Valley MWD lowers property tax rate

Earlier this week the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (SBVMWD) Board of Directors voted to lower its property tax rate. After 20 years of rates at $0.1425 per $100 of assessed property value or higher, the Board is lowering its tax rate to $0.1300 per $100. As a State …

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PWD installs Tesla batteries at water booster sites

Palmdale Water District (PWD) announced two of their water boosters have been equipped with Tesla batteries as backup power to ensure continued water delivery despite emergency power shutoffs. The Tesla batteries will provide electricity to the water boosters as backup power during Public Safety Power Shutoffs by Southern California Edison …

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EPA and Army announce public engagement to redefine WOTUS

Draft groundwater management rules released by DWR, public comment ends Oct. 7

In an announcement last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army announced plans for revising the definition of the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The agencies intend to revise the definition of WOTUS following a process that includes two rulemakings. A forthcoming …

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Four inland water agencies partner to address challenges

Eastern Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and Western Municipal Water District are joining forces to increase awareness of and advocate for solutions to regional water quality and supply challenges. The Inland Empire Clean Water Partnership was formed to collaborate on water quality …

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