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WRD CONTINUES RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT OF GROUNDWATER AND LOCAL WATER RESOURCES DURING DROUGHT

Lakewood, CA – “The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) strongly supports Governor Brown’s recent drought emergency declaration, and we encourage all of the 4 million residents that rely on our groundwater resources to redouble their conservation efforts. Water is a terrible thing to waste at any time, but that is especially true during [...]

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REUSE: THE NEXT WAVE FOR WATER CONSERVATION?

REUSE: THE NEXT WAVE FOR WATER CONSERVATION? As pressures on surface and groundwater grow, so does interest in reclaiming municipal water near its source. November 19, 2013 — California is known for many things — surf, sun, cinema — but water sustainability doesn’t likely crack the top 100. Yet it’s leading the way in a trend [...]

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Governor Signs Legislation to Help Protect Local Water Resources

SB 620 Gives WRD Greater Flexibility to Manage Groundwater Supplies On October 8, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure granting greater flexibility and oversight to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), which manages the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians. Senate Bill 620, authored by State Senator Roderick Wright, [...]

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SUPERIOR COURT APPROVES INJUNCTION AGAINST THE CITY OF PICO RIVERA

Pico Rivera to Pay Outstanding Water Bills to the Water Replenishment District or Stop Pumping Groundwater   On October 1, 2013, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ralph W. Dau issued a tentative ruling in favor of an injunction against the City of Pico Rivera, filed by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD).  WRD filed [...]

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Historic Recycled Water Event on August 28, 2013

On August 28, 2013, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County will hold an historic Signing Ceremony in Whittier, CA. This historic event marks the continuation of a 50+ year recycled water partnership between the Sanitation Districts and WRD, and will ensure a plentiful supply of this vitally important resource for current and future uses, [...]

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$1.7 Million in Federal Funding Awarded to WRD to Maximize Use of Local Water Sources and Eliminate the Need for Imported Water

$1.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING AWARDED TO WRD TO maximize USE OF local water sources and eliminate the need for imported water The Water Replenishment District of Southern California receives one of five WaterSMART grants for expansion of its Leo J. Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility from the US Bureau of Reclamation.   WRD’s [...]

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WRD Approves Groundwater Replenishment Assessment

The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) approved its Replenishment Assessment (RA) of $268.00 for 2013-2014 at a public hearing on May 10, 2013, after having nearly a dozen budget workshops to ensure that stakeholders understood the details of the RA.  The funds generated from the RA cover the cost of water purchased to [...]

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EPA Begins Construction of Groundwater Treatment System for Torrance Superfund Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the start of construction of a groundwater treatment system that will clean up groundwater contamination from past operations at the Montrose and Del Amo Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif. The treatment system is expected to be completed in 18 months at an estimated cost of $15 million and [...]

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WRD’s 6th Annual Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” an Incredible Success

Attendees learn about groundwater and its vital importance to the region Saturday, March 16, 2013, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) kicked off its 6th Annual Groundwater Festival “Treasure Beneath Our Feet” at its headquarters in Lakewood, California, with nearly 3,000 community participants enjoying the festivities and engaging the festival’s presenters. “WRD is proud [...]

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Rep. Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) Joins WRD at Groundbreaking Ceremony to Expand Leo J. Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility

Facility will fully protect area groundwater supplies with local sources of water. Officials with the Water Replenishment District (WRD) were joined on January 28, 2013, by local dignitaries, including Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), to break ground on a project to put more recycled water to good use – this time to act as a [...]

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