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William Townsend Appointed to Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, William B. Townsend began serving his first term as member of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners, a five-member board that establishes policy for Long Beach Water. He was appointed by Long Beach Mayor, Beverly O’Neill and confirmed by City Council in June 2005.

Policy Think Tank Issues Report on Southern California Water Supply Challenges; Long Beach Investments Mirror Recommended Solutions

SACRAMENTO, CA – The non-profit and non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) issued a 195-page report today citing the challenges faced by California water purveyors to keep pace with the growth of the state’s population, projected to reach 48 million by 2030. The report highlights greater diversification of water sources and increased conservation as the strategy for successfully balancing water resources with future population growth.

Environmental Manager Appointed to Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, Lillian Kawasaki began serving her first term as member of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners, a five-member board that establishes policy for Long Beach Water. She was appointed by Long Beach Mayor, Beverly O’Neill and confirmed by City Council in August 2005.

Business Leader Elected President of Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Today the Board announced the election of Stephen T. Conley as President of the Board of Water Commissioners. He will begin serving his term at the Thursday, October 6, Board of Water Commissioners meeting held at the Brennan S. Thomas Water Administration Building, 1800 E. Wardlow. Currently in his second term, Mr. Conley was originally appointed to serve as member of the Board in July 1997 by Long Beach Mayor, Beverly O’Neill.

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.

Beautiful Long Beach Landscape Grant Applications Wanted

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Water Department would like you to apply to receive a Beautiful Long Beach Landscape Grant of up to $5,000 to beautify your property, decrease your water use, eliminate unnecessary runoff and chemical use, decrease time and money spent on maintenance and increase butterfly and hummingbird habitat. Grants are available to 501 ( c ) (3) and 501 ( c ) (4) corporations and organizations, as well as public agencies.