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West Valley Water District adopts hazard mitigation plan

West Valley Water District adopts hazard mitigation plan

After months of review and approvals from federal and state agencies, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors adopted the WVWD 2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to ensure that the agency remains well prepared for potential disasters and is eligible for federal and state disaster mitigation assistance and grants. “This plan is one of many strong actions that we’re taking to limit major …

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

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

The Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board have released draft groundwater management principles and strategies which will provide the framework for State actions to proactively address impacts on groundwater-dependent communities. The draft principles and strategies provide a policy framework of near-term drought response and long-term …

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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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