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Southern California Water Inspection Trips

Thirsty for more knowledge about Southern California’s water? Central Basin has opportunities to attend reservoir and aqueduct inspection trips! Learn more about water and conservation issues by getting a firsthand look at our delivery systems. Read More

Think Twice About Conservation This Summer – Save Both Water and Energy

Do you know that avoiding heavy water use during peak daytime hours saves both water and energy? It’s a message that’s important to heed – and spread. Read More

Smartphone App Locates Drinking Water Fountains

Have you ever noticed there are not very many drinking fountains available in public places?  Sometimes people can consider it to be more convenient to purchase bottled water, instead of relying on drinking fountains. In case you missed it, the Pacific Institute teamed up with Google to develop an Android App for smartphone users to locate free drinking water at public facilities. Read More

2013 Water Is Life Traveling Student Art Exhibit

The Water Is Life traveling art exhibit is on display now through June 24 at Central Basin headquarters! Read More

Central Basin Director Leticia Vasquez Hosts Water Inspection Trip

Central Basin's Board Director Leticia Vasquez, who represents the District on the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors, had an opportunity to invite community members to the Colorado River Aqueduct Inspection Trip to learn more about water deliveries to Southern California.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbqaQfgrgsA&feature=youtu.be Read More

Bell Gardens Intermediate School Thinks Green

This past weekend, Central Basin had the opportunity to visit a farmer's marked hosted by the Environmental Garden Club in Bell Gardens.  An impressive harvest was available at affordable prices for residents in the area.  Read More

Addressing Climate Change In Water Management Planning

The State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR) joined the Central MWD Caucus this month to discuss climate change and resources made available towards addressing this stressor in water management planning. Read More

Discussions on California Water Policy

Central Basin had an opportunity to visit the 22nd Annual California Water Policy meeting this month joining leaders from across the state to engage in water policy discussions. Read More

Central Basin Participates in Sanitation Districts Earth Day

April is a very special month for our Mother Nature.  This month organizations across the nation celebrate Earth Day, an event that is focused on public awareness about environmental issues our stewardship of the planet. Read More

April is National Gardening Month

Looking for inspiration to update your garden? Now is the time, this weekend on Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 7, the Theodore Payne Foundation is celebrating its 10th Anniversary Native Plant Garden Tour.  Read More

Central MWD Caucus In Full Swing For 2013

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director, Timothy Quinn opened the first Caucus of 2013 to share ACWA’s vision towards achieving sustainability, co-equal goals and what’s ahead for the water community in 2013.   Read More

September Central Basin MWD Caucus Speaker Stresses Importance of Unity

Southern California Water Committee Executive Director, Richard Atwater was on hand at the September Central Basin MWD Caucus to discuss the importance of unity and collaboration as California moves forward on several important water issues. Read More

Solar Cup 2012

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Cost of Water: Fact vs. Fiction

How Much Water Do You Get For a Penny?  Let’s take a look! FACT Read More

Op-ed: Stop the political water wars

By Art Aguilar San Gabriel Valley Tribune Clean, safe water should be affordable and accessible to all citizens, not just the wealthy. Central Basin Municipal Water District is proud of the fact we provide the most affordable water in the region. However, in these challenging economic times, our Board of Directors recognized we needed to do more to support the people of our community. Read More

State Water Levels: Where They're at Now

Wondering what's up with our reservoirs lately? Well, the Sacramento Bee last week ran this update. We loved it so much that our Water Resources & Planning Manager Dave Hill used one of the graphics included in the story in his  water supply update at our monthly Central MWD Caucus (check out future Caucus meeting dates here). We think it's one of the best visual graphics we've seen in a while on the California water supply and couldn't wait to share (Source: Sacramento Bee): Read More

The Clean Water Act Turns 40

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation's principal law to protect our waters. Read More

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