Western Municipal Water District declares local state of emergency

By on April 4, 2020
Western Municipal Water District

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

The declaration of a local emergency grants general manager, Craig Miller, increased flexibility to make critical operational decisions and acquire vital financial, material, and human resources to support business continuity.

WMWD was quick to point out that the action does not mean that there is any risk to Western customers or threat to Western’s ability to continue delivering clean drinking water. Western’s water supply remains plentiful, safe and of the highest quality. Western’s wastewater collection and treatment service, as well as recycled water service remain fully operational.

“With the prolonged statewide stay-at-home order, it is critical that we implement additional safeguards for business continuity so that our communities continue to have the essential resource of clean, safe water. Our delivery systems remain unaffected by COVID-19 and you can count on us to keep the water flowing,” said General Manager Craig Miller.

Ongoing measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Streamlining funding and coordinating resources
  • Implementing a telecommuting policy for applicable staff to maintain business continuity
  • Ensuring continuous water delivery and wastewater treatment and sewer service in rotating shifts

Learn more about how WMWD is supporting customers during the Coronavirus pandemic at wmwd.com/Coronavirus.