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Education Philanthropist Frank Clarke Elected to Lead Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach philanthropist Frank Clarke was elected President of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners by unanimous vote today, at a regularly scheduled Board of Water Commissioners meeting held at the Brennan S. Thomas Water Administration Building. Mr. Clarke, who was appointed by Mayor Beverly O’Neill in June 2003, is serving his first term as a member of the Board. Also elected today were Bill Townsend, Vice President, and Lillian Kawasaki, Secretary.

Long Beach Water GM Receives Highest Industry Award for Competitiveness Achievement Today

WASHINGTON DC – Kevin L. Wattier, General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department, has been presented the Gold Award for Competitiveness Achievement today at the annual meeting of the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), held in Charleston, South Carolina.

Per Capita Water Use in Long Beach Reduced 12% Since 2000

LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach Water officials announced today that per capita water use in the City of Long Beach is 121 gallons per day, down 12 percent from nearly 138 gallons per day in 2000, ranking Long Beach among the nations most frugal water using cities. Per capita water use is measured by totaling the amount of water consumed in the city and dividing that number by the population.

Water Department Receives Highest Recognition in Accounting, Financial Reporting for 20th Consecutive Year

Chicago, IL – The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Long Beach Water Department by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report. This is the 20th consecutive year the Long Beach Water Department has received this esteemed recognition.


LONG BEACH, CA – A Declaration for Immediate, Extraordinary Water Conservation has been made by the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners, at a special meeting held today at the Brennen S. Thomas Water Administration Building. Residents and businesses, citywide, are strongly urged to immediately begin implementing three water conservation measures:

Water Supply Shortage Imminent

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners today officially declared that a water supply shortage for the City of Long Beach is imminent, at a meeting held at the Long Beach Water Department’s Groundwater Treatment Facility.

Hilton’s Massive Water Conservation Effort; September 2007 is City’s Lowest Water Use in Last Decade

LONG BEACH, CA – Addressing Southern California’s impending water supply shortage, Mayor Foster joined officials from the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, the Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California and the Long Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to acknowledge the water conservation efforts of The Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, which has installed 400 high effic

Long Beach September, October Water Use Tracking Lowest in Decade; Despite Dry Conditions

LONG BEACH, CA - Today, Bill Townsend, President of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners, announced that “the residents and business community of Long Beach continue to be responsive to the urgent need to preserve our region’s strategic water storage supplies, once again, more positively than perhaps any other community in the region.”