Western Municipal Water District earns top workplace recognition

By on January 10, 2020

Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) recently announced receiving two workplace honors last year by combining physically healthy employees with a thriving work environment.

WMWD received recognition as an Inland Empire 2019 Top Workplace by The Press-Enterprise. In order to determine the top workplaces in the Inland Empire, a third-party survey is administered by Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. Employees throughout the region vote for their top workplace. WMWD came in fifth out of 60 participants in the midsize company category.

“The health and happiness of our staff is key to the exceptional service we provide to our customers. When employees are happy it reflects in everything they do, from customer service to pipeline repairs,” said Bob Stockton, Board President.

WMWD also received Gold level recognition in the worksite size 50-249 category of the American Heart Association’s 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index. The American Heart Association allows organizations to qualify for Gold, Silver and Bronze level recognition, based on total Index score. AHA recognized more than 900 companies nationally for creating healthier workplaces.

WMWD has focused on building a culture of health with workplace healthy programs such as Wellness Wednesday and “My Life Check®” health assessments. Through these programs, the District has increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, reduced health benefit costs, and number of sick days used by employees.

“2019 was a great year for Western and all our staff. We had an extremely productive year and made strides in improving the work culture,” said Craig Miller, General Manager.