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WRD Unanimously Endorses Proposition 1 – Water Bond

California’s second largest water agency throws support behind water bond measure At the August 21, 2014 meeting of the Water Replenishment District, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to support California Proposition 1 – the $7.5 billion water bond approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 13 which voters will […]

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Water Replenishment District Hosts 2014 State of the District, Installs Director Sergio Calderon as Board President

On July 17, 2014, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California hosted its annual State of the District featuring special guest speaker State Assembly Member Anthony Rendon.  The event was attended by members of the water and environmental communities, local elected officials, and many others. WRD continued to focus heavily on its Water Independence Now, […]

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WRD Summer 2014 Newsletter

2014 Summer WRD Newsletter lr WRD Summer 2014 Newsletter – Special Drought Edition 16 Great Tips for Beating the Drought WRD Says “NO” to Rate Increases WIN Program Protects Public from Drought And much more!

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Sergio Calderon to Head Water Replenishment District Board of Directors

 WRD Board of Directors Reorganizes Board Officers LAKEWOOD, CA – At the June 19, 2014 Board of Directors meeting of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), the board voted on new officers, electing Sergio Calderon to take the helm as its new Board President. Calderon has served on the board since 2006, including […]

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WRD Hosts 10th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop – Celebrates a decade of providing continuing education to groundwater pumpers

Lakewood, CA – The Water Replenishment District (WRD) hosted its 10th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop on June 17, 2014. The free workshop welcomed approximately 140 water professionals from cities, water companies, and utilities located throughout southern California. Topics included the latest updates on drinking water regulations; case study on chlorate formation; expansion of WRD’s Goldsworthy […]

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The ‘Deepest Straw Wins’ in Central Valley Scramble for Groundwater

Preface by WRD:  This article is a cautionary tale of what can happen in the absence of comprehensive groundwater management, especially during times of surface water drought. South Los Angeles County no longer deals with these types of problems because of the existence of the Water Replenishment District, but other areas of the state are […]

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Groundwater Study Assesses Potential for Contamination of Drinking Water Aquifers in Los Angeles

May 19, 2014 – Contaminated groundwater found at shallow depths in southern Los Angeles County has the potential to migrate to deeper aquifers, according to a scientific study just published by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Water Replenishment District of Southern California. These results confirm previous studies conducted by WRD and the U.S. Environmental […]

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WRD Board President Rob Katherman to Participate as Featured Panelist at the 2014 Los Angeles Business Council Sustainability Summit

The Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) will be hosting it’s 8th Annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, April 25th at the Getty Center. Among the invited speakers and panelists participating in this premier environmental leadership event will be Rob Katherman, President of the Board of Directors of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD). The […]

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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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