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Governor’s Visit Highlight’s Long Beach Water Storage Project as Model for California

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger toured portions of the Long Beach Water Department’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery project, before holding a press conference at the Long Beach Groundwater Treatment Facility. The Governor is pushing the critical need for a comprehensive water plan and emphasizing the threats faced by southern California due to current drought conditions. In his remarks, the Governor applauded efforts of the Long Beach Water Department.

Gateway Cities Group Awarded Economic Stimulus Funds to Clean Up Los Angeles River

PARAMOUNT, CA - With a $10 million grant of stimulus funds to prevent trash from flowing into the Los Angeles River, the LA Gateway Region Integrated Regional Water Management Authority (LA Gateway Authority) will be creating at least a hundred jobs in the gateway region over the next two years.

Paul Blanco Elected President of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Effective October 1, 2009, Mr. Paul C. Blanco will serve as the new President of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners. Mr. Blanco was elected President by a unanimous vote of his fellow Water Commissioners at the September 17th meeting of the Board of Water Commissioners held at the Brennan S. Thomas Water Administration Building. Commissioner Blanco was appointed to the Board of Water Commissioners by Mayor Bob Foster in July 2007.

Long Beach to Receive $1.3 Million in Federal Funding for Seawater Desalination and Recycled Water Projects

WASHINGTON DC – Yesterday, the United States Senate voted to approve the $33.5 Billion FY 10 Energy & Water Appropriations Conference Report, which funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Interior, including the Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy and several independent Agencies.