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Central Basin Board Votes to Support California WaterFix

Thursday, October 5, 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.

The CA WaterFix is a project that aims at improving the infrastructure that brings imported water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to Southern California.  Central Basin provides water from the Delta to communities in Southeast Los Angeles County.

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Central Basin Hosts Resource Workshop for Cities and Water Agencies

Monday, September 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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Central Basin Awarded for Achieving Highest Standards in Financial Reporting

Friday, September 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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Central Basin Hosts Workshop on California WaterFix

Thursday, August 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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Making Communities Safer, Engaging the Public

Wednesday, August 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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Whittier Student Recognized as 2017 Water is Life Poster Contest Winner

Monday, July 3, 2017

For Immediate Release
Date: 7/3/17
Contact: Priscilla Segura
Phone: (323) 201-5504

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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Central Basin Kicks Off Water Awareness Month Emphasizing A Lifestyle Change

Thursday, May 4, 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 to Host Workshops to Discuss Upcoming Budget

Friday, April 7, 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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Central Basin Seats Directors Appointed by Purveyors

Thursday, February 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

Thursday, February 2, 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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