10/4/10 Water Monsters Invade Los AngelesWest Basin Municipal Water District is using water-wasting monsters to engage children and families in home water conservation in a NEW video game available online. Play the FREE video game at www.westbasin.org, where everyone's a culprit!
5/11/10 Water Use Down 13% in West Basin Service Area CARSON, Calif. -- Water use is down 13% in West Basin's service area, which includes most of L.A.'s South Bay and surrounding areas, but more conservation is needed to overcome the challenges of the Bay Delta.
4/30/10 West Basin Welcomes New Assistant General Manager, Shivaji Deshmukh CARSON, Calif.-West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin), providing wholesale drinking water and five types of ‘designer' recycled waters to coastal L.A. County, has hired 11-year water industry veteran Shivaji Deshmukh to be its new Assistant General Manager.
4/23/10 West Basin President Gloria D. Gray Appointed to Statewide Bay Delta Stewardship Council CARSON, Calif.-West Basin President Gloria D. Gray has been appointed to a four year term and sworn in to California's Delta Stewardship Council (Council) to help the Council achieve the two co-equal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring and enhancing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta (Bay Delta) ecosystem. President Gray joins six other members on the Council, including Phil Isenberg, Randy Fiorini, Patrick Johnston, Hank Nordhoff, Dan Nottoli, and Richard Roos- Collins.
4/7/10 Water Audits and Workshops Save Time, Water and Money (Director Gloria Gray) CARSON, Calif.-In a recent Green Garden workshop, West Basin Municipal Water District Director Gloria Gray, of Inglewood, helped 60 residents of Athens, Ladera Heights and Inglewood reduce their water use outdoors by providing them with free landscape water audits and free irrigation controllers.
3/26/10 FREE Huell Howser Water Reliability DVDs for South Bay Residents CARSON, Calif. - Huell Howser recently completed a 28-minute video about the water crisis in southern California. The video explains how the West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is responding to decreasing, less reliable imported water supplies resulting from population growth, environmental restoration, and long-term impacts like climate change through its Water Reliability 2020 (WR2020) program. The WR2020 DVDs are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis to those who live or work in the West Basin service area.
3/11/10 Director Ronald C. (Ron) Smith "Salutes" Palos Verdes Businesses PALOS VERDES PENINSULA - West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Director Ronald C. (Ron) Smith recently provided Certificates of Excellence to Palos Verdes Businesses at the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce's annual "Salute to Business" awards dinner. The following Palos Verdes businesses were honored: Morgan's Jewelers, Malaga Bank, Trio Mediterranean Grill, CL!X Portrait Studios, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Harbor Area's "College Bound" Program and Randy Bowers, immediate past chair of the Palos Verdes Chamber of Commerce.
3/2/10 Water Quality Specialist, Engineer, Plant Operator jobs shared with students during Job Shadow Day at West Basin EL SEGUNDO, Calif.-Last week, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) hosted 15 high school students in honor of Job Shadow Day at its water purification facility in El Segundo. High School students from Morningside High School, Inglewood High School, and Animo Leadership Charter High Schools in Inglewood visited the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility to explore a day in the life of plant operators, maintenance workers, water quality specialists, chemists, engineers, and management.
2/9/10 Gray, Smith Elected to Lead West Basin Board of Directors CARSON, Calif. -- Director Gloria D. Gray (Division II) has been elected by her peers to serve as Board President, Director Ronald C. (Ron) Smith (Division I) has been elected to serve as Vice President. Read the press release for more...
1/21/10 Professional, Prudent Management Lead to Two Financial Awards for West BasinCARSON, Calif. -- West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for budget reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) and the Certificate of Excellence Award for a model investment policy from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada (APT US&C).
12/11/09 Living Green: West Basin and CSU Dominguez Hills Reduce Footprint Watch the video to learn more CARSON, Calif. - As California enters its fourth year of drought, West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Director Ronald C. (Ron) Smith teams up with California State University Dominguez Hills (University) President Dr. Mildred Garcia to discuss their water- and energy- saving partnership