It's World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day. The United Nations designated it in 1992 to raise awareness around water sanitation issues, which are rather prevalent on a planet where people are more likely to have cellphones than toilets. Read More

Happy National Groundwater Awareness Week!

This week, be sure to join hands with your fellow groundwater enthusiasts in celebration of National Groundwater Awareness Week. Through this annual event, the National Ground Water Association reminds us that "we all have a stake in groundwater so every person should consider what he or she can do to preserve and protect groundwater." Read More

Water a Scarce Resource in Aftermath of New Zealand Earthquake

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="295" caption="Photo courtesy of"][/caption] On the global front earlier this week: a magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Today, over 80 percent of the city’s municipal water customers are still without fresh water. Read More

Bring Out Your Umbrellas: La Niña Takes the Week Off

It looks like our dry La Niña will be turning the spigot back on this week, bringing some much needed precipitation to Southern California.  With the coming rains, Central Basin would like to remind everyone to turn off any outdoor irrigation devices.  We wo Read More

Water: A High-Priority Policy Issue for California

Water has long been a substantial issue in California as our state grapples with how to provide it to all of our residents. Central Basin's Water Blog is devoted to keeping our readers up to date on the latest developments regarding water policy. Read More

Is More Water On The Way for Southern California?

If recent statements from the Brown Administration's top official on Delta matters are any indication, it appears the answer could be yes. Central Basin serves 2 million people living in 24 cities and unincorporated areas of southeast L.A. County. Our priority is to ensure that our residents have access to high quality drinking water. Read More

Central Basin Partners in HET Direct-Mail Program

For decades, Central Basin has been a leader in water conservation. With a wide range of programs in place, we continue to find new and innovative ways to raise awareness about one of our most valuable assets: water. Read More

SWRP Construction is Complete in Pico Rivera!

Construction on Phase I of the Southeast Water Reliability Project (SWRP) is now complete in the City of Pico Rivera.   SWRP will reduce regional demand on imported water by 25% by delivering more than 5 billion gallons of recycled water annually. SWRP also provided a positive economic impact by creating nearly 300 jobs and injecting $2 million in local tax revenue. Check out coverage of SWRP in this month's Pico Rivera Profile. Read More

Innovative program brings proven water and energy savings

At yesterday's Board Meeting Gary Gellinas, CEO of Water2Save, provided an update on a District program that is achieving major savings at some of the largest turf and landscape properties in our service area.  Read More

California Water Supplies Increase, But Don't Relax

California state water officials announced Friday that they have increased its water delivery estimates from the State Water Project . The increase was due to last month's suprisingly heavy precipitation in California. But that doesn't mean we can ever stop worrying about water conservation in California. Read More

Governor Brown Is Right On Water

Central Basin agrees with Governor Brown on the importance that California water policy will play in the state's future. As the state begins to consider the serious budget challenge it faces, the issues of water conservation and water quality will continue to confront the state. Read More

It's official: "Diva of Drought" has turned into the "Wily La Nina"

Following one of the wettest Decembers in California since 1889, The Sacramento Bee asks the question: “What will this crazy La Nina do next?”   The answer? If all goes as predicted, our “Wily La Nina” might start doing exactly what it’s supposed to do: create cold, dry weather patterns for the second part of our winter season. Read More

Central Basin helping to boost employment in Southeast LA

At a time when the nation's unemployment rate is rising, the Southeast Water Reliability Project (SWRP) is putting people back to work. An article in today's Los Angeles Times reported that the jobless rate rose to 9.8% during the month of November. Read More

Solar Cup 2011

Gearing up for the ninth annual Solar Cup program, four local high schools within Central Basin’s service area will be among a total of 42 schools throughout Southern California participating in the largest solar powered boat competition. Local high school teams include: Huntington Park High School, Paramount High School West, Southeast ROP/Norwalk High School and Warren High School in Downey. Read More

A Bridge Over Troubled Waters?

The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge recently opened on October 19, 2010, an engineering marvel to improve traffic conditions between Arizona and Nevada.   Low elevation in the lake however, poses concerns for water managers.  Noticeably dry levels of roc Read More

Wet October in Southern California - A Reminder To Conserve Water

A wetter than normal October in Southern California has served as a reminder to businesses and residents to not waste water. During usually wet times you do not have to irrigate grass and plants at your home and at your business when rainfall comes in the amount that it did in October. Local precipitation amounts were two-to-three times greater than the normal October amounts in many parts of Southern California. Read More

Enhancement for New Recycled Water Pipeline

Progress continues for the Southeast Water Reliability Project (SWRP).  Read More

WaterSmart Innovations Conference & Expo this Week!

This week, Central Basin will be at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, to share our research study on reducing landscape water use with smart wireless irrigation controllers.  With this technology, outdoor water use can be cut back 10 - 30%.  Considering that most urban wat Read More