Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Metropolitan to Study Stormwater Recharge Potential in So Cal
11/05/2019
Pilot program expands Metropolitan’s look at local stormwater as a water supply
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Director Hawkins
Central Basin MWD Representative Returns to Metropolitan Board
11/05/2019
Phillip D. Hawkins was seated today as a member of the Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors.
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Central Basin Selects Interim General Counsel
10/28/2019
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District (District) Board of Directors have appointed Mr. Steven O’Neill, a Senior Partner with Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill, to the position of Interim General Counsel, effective September 2019 through February 2020. As General Counsel, Mr. O’Neill will work under the direction of the Board of Directors, in coordination of the General Manager, to manager the District’s legal affairs and oversee all transactional and litigation matters.
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Solar Cup 2018
Central Basin Sponsors Two High School Teams at Metropolitan Water District's 18th Annual Solar Cup™
10/22/2019
Commerce, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District is thrilled to be represented by returning veteran team, Downey High School, and rookie team, La Mirada High School in the nation’s largest solar-boat competition, Solar Cup™.
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Montebello Golf Course
Montebello Golf Course Connects with Recycled Water
10/17/2019
Commerce, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District (District) is proud to announce that Montebello Golf Course’s newly connected recycled water system is operating successfully.
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ACWA
ACWA - Beyond the Brink: California's Watershed
10/16/2019
ACWA has co-sponsored a new educational video, “Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed” to highlight the importance of headwaters and watershed management. The 26-minute video is produced by Jim Thebaut and The Chronicles Group and is a collaboration with several entities dedicated to improving the health of California’s forested watersheds.
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Central Basin Recognized by State Technology Agency for Excellence in Information Technology
10/10/2019
Commerce, CA – Central Basin Municipal Water District (District) has been awarded the prestigious Excellence in Information Technology Practices Award by the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC).
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Metropolitan Water District, Sanitation Districts to Celebrate Completion of New Water Recycling Demonstration Plant (Oct. 10)
10/08/2019
MEDIA ADVISORY METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT, SANITATION DISTRICTS TO CELEBRATE COMPLETION OF NEW WATER RECYCLING DEMONSTRATION PLANT (OCT. 10)
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Water
September 2019 Central Focus Newsletter
08/28/2019
Stay up to date with Central Basin activity.
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Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Metropolitan Statement on Colorado River Reservoir Conditions
08/15/2019
Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issues the following statement on the Bureau of Reclamation’s latest 24-month study on Colorado River system reservoir conditions:
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Metropolitan Board Room
Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Preserving Central Basin's Representation on Metropolitan Water District's Board of Directors
07/15/2019
Commerce, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 1220, by Assembly Member Cristina Garcia into law. The legislation preserves the Central Basin Municipal Water District’s two seats on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan).
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July is Smart Irrigation Month
July 2019 Central Focus Newsletter
07/09/2019
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MWD
Metropolitan Launches Do-It-Yourself Guide to Lawn Removal
07/08/2019
Metropolitan Water District is making it easier for Southern Californians to ditch their lawns and get up to $10,000 in rebates with new, engaging videos featuring step-by-step guides to removing grass and laying the groundwork for beautiful and more sustainable yards.
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Local Students Recognized for "Water is Life" Themed Artwork at Central Basin Board of Directors Meeting
Local Students Recognized for "Water is Life" Themed Artwork at Central Basin Board of Directors Meeting
06/26/2019
Commerce, CA - Five local students from the Central Basin service area were recognized for the 2019 Water is Life Poster Contest at the June Board of Directors meeting.
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GFOA
Central Basin Achieves Recognition for Excellence in Financial Reporting
06/05/2019
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This marks the 14th consecutive year that Central Basin has been bestowed with this honor. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
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Downey High School - Solar Cup
Downey High School Shines at Solar Cup
06/03/2019
Students from District supported high school win two awards
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CONNECT2MET
CONNECT2MET
05/30/2019
This event will educate local businesses on how to do business with public agencies, provide networking opportunities with purchasing department staff from a variety of public agencies, large private companies, and business development resource partners.
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Central Focus May 2019 Newsletter
05/23/2019
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Central Focus March 2019 Newsletter
03/05/2019
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January Newsletter
Central Focus January 2019 Newsletter
01/02/2019
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Conservation Rebates
Central Basin Residents and Businesses Receive Over $9.2 Million in Conservation Rebates
12/05/2018
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District is proud to announce that residents and businesses in our service area have received over $9.2 million in rebates over the past five years through our participation in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s SoCal Water$mart program.
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MISAC Award
Central Basin Recognized for Excellence in Information Technology
11/26/2018
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District has once again been recognized for information technology practices that excel in creative and efficient resources in local government. The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) has selected Central Basin for the Excellence in Information Technology Practices Award for 2018. For over a decade Central Basin has been awarded with this distinction.
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Boardroom
Robert Apodaca, Art Chacon Re-elected and Martha Camacho-Rodriguez Elected to Serve on Central Basin Board of Directors
11/19/2018
Commerce, CA – Directors Robert Apodaca and Art Chacon were re-elected to serve on the Central Basin Board of Directors on November 6th, with Director Apodaca representing Division II and Director Chacon representing Division III. Director Apodaca was re-elected to serve his sixth term and Director Chacon was re-elected to serve his fourth term. Martha Camacho-Rodriguez was elected to serve Division I.
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Director Leticia Vasquez-Wilson
Director Leticia Vasquez-Wilson Selected to Serve as Secretary for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
11/09/2018
Commerce, CA – Established in 1928 the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) Board of Directors made history by electing its first Latina Board Secretary, Leticia Vasquez–Wilson.
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Financing
Central Basin Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
08/21/2018
Commerce, CA – For the 13th consecutive year, the Central Basin Municipal Water District has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
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Central Basin Launches New Landscape Transformation Program
Central Basin Launches New Landscape Transformation Program
07/18/2018
Commerce, CA - Starting today, the Central Basin Municipal Water District is excited to announce a new Landscape Transformation Program in partnership with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
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Director Hawkins
Director Phillip Hawkins Reappointed to Serve on the Board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
07/05/2018
Commerce, CA – Central Basin Division V Director Phillip Hawkins has been selected by his colleagues to serve as one of the District’s two representatives on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s (MWD) Board of Directors.
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Water is Life Poster Contest Winner
Central Basin Recognizes Charlie Bonilla as the Winner of the Water is Life Poster Contest
06/28/2018
Commerce, CA – At their June Board Meeting, the Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors recognized Charlie Bonilla as the District’s 2018 “Water Is Life” poster contest winner.
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UTC Ribbon Cutting
Central Basin Partnership with United Technologies Corporation will Provide Santa Fe Springs Facility with 26 Million Gallons of Recycled Water Annually
03/17/2018
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District has completed construction on a recycled water project in the City of Santa Fe Springs that will initially provide 80 Acre- Feet of recycled water to United Technologies Corporation Aerospace Systems (UTC) in Santa Fe Springs.
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The District
Notice of Vacancy on Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors
03/16/2018
Commerce, CA – Effective March 8, 2018, the Division I seat became vacant on the Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors
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State Technology
State Technology Agency Honors Central Basin
11/30/2017
Commerce, CA – In an age where information technology is the key driver of both communications and organizational efficiency, Central Basin Municipal Water District has been recognized for excellence in information technology. The Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) recognized Central Basin with the Award for Excellence in IT Practices, the highest level of recognition for local governments.
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Bay Delta
Central Basin Board Votes to Support California WaterFix
10/05/2017
Commerce, CA – After months of informative workshops and in-depth discussions, the Central Basin Board of Directors voted today to support the California (CA) WaterFix. The vote by the Board is a monumental step in securing the future of water reliability for the region and for the state.
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Project and Funding Workshop
Central Basin Hosts Resource Workshop for Cities and Water Agencies
09/25/2017
Commerce, CA – Cities and water agencies looking for funding and resources for capital projects now have more tools to add to their toolbox. Central Basin Municipal Water District partnered with the labor and construction community to bring information on project funding, grant writer assistance and labor/construction groups.
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GFOA Award
Central Basin Awarded for Achieving Highest Standards in Financial Reporting
09/15/2017
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This marks the 11th consecutive year that the District has earned this recognition for its commitment to achieving the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.
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Bay Delta
Central Basin Hosts Workshop on California WaterFix
08/24/2017
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District hosted a workshop to discuss the California WaterFix, a project that aims at improving the infrastructure that brings imported water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California. The cities and communities in Southeast Los Angeles County, which Central Basin serves, obtain their drinking water from two sources, groundwater and imported water.
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National Night Out
Making Communities Safer, Engaging the Public
08/16/2017
1984 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Matt Peskin, founder of the National Association of Town Watch, introduced the very first National Night Out. What started as a resource event involving 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities has now evolved into a nationwide effort involving 38 million neighbors across 16,000 communities.
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Water is Life
Whittier Student Recognized as 2017 Water is Life Poster Contest Winner
07/03/2017
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors have recognized Audrey Aceituno, an eighth grader from Edwards Middle School in Whittier, as the 2017 “Water is Life” poster contest winner. “I wanted to inspire people to conserve,” said Audrey Aceituno, who will be attending high school in the fall. “Water is life, for the animals, people and flowers.”
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Drinking Fountain
Central Basin Kicks Off Water Awareness Month Emphasizing A Lifestyle Change
05/04/2017
Commerce, CA –  Just one month after Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought over, Central Basin is kicking off May Water Awareness Month by encouraging residents and businesses to make water conservation a way of life. Since June 2015, residents and businesses in the District’s service area have saved over 22.6 billion gallons of water.
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Central Basin
Central Basin to Host Workshops to Discuss Upcoming Budget
04/07/2017
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Municipal Water District will be holding a series of public workshops for the upcoming 2017-2018 Fiscal Year Budget.  The public is invited to attend and provide feedback beginning April 12th at the District offices located at 6252 Telegraph Road, Commerce CA 90040.
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Election
Central Basin Seats Directors Appointed by Purveyors
02/23/2017
Commerce, CA – After months of collaboration and commitment to implementing good government reforms, the Central Basin Municipal Water District has seated three new Board Members selected by the purveyors in the service area. The now eight-member board includes William Gedney, Mark Grajeda and John Oskoui.
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Central Basin Announces Nominees for Appointed Director Seats
02/02/2017
Commerce, CA – With four nominations, Central Basin is moving to the voting phase of the appointed director process. The nominee for the city purveyor group is Assistant City Manager for Downey, John Oskoui. Large water purveyors have nominated William Gedney, Vice President of Environmental Quality for Golden State Water Company. The at-large purveyor category nominees include Oskoui, Michael Gomez, Director of Walnut Park Mutual Water Company and Mark Grajeda, General Manager for Pico Water District.
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Director Installation
New Board President and Vice President Selected To Lead Central Basin Board Of Directors
01/26/2017
Commerce, CA – The Central Basin Board of Directors have selected Division V Director Phillip Hawkins to serve as the Board President and Division II Director Pedro Aceituno to serve as Board Vice President.  
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Purveyor Workshop
Central Basin Initiates Process for Appointment of Directors
01/12/2017
Commerce, CA – With a call for nominations, Central Basin Municipal Water District has initiated the process of expanding its Board of Directors from a five to an eight-member board. The expanded board will include five publicly elected directors and three appointed directors selected by water purveyors from the District’s service area.
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