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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.”

National Seawater Desalination Project Breaking New Ground

Long Beach's Under Ocean Floor Intake and Discharge Demonstration Facility is First of its Kind in United States


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Statement from Kevin L. Wattier, General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department, concerning an expected Associated Press (AP) news story on pharmaceuticals in the nation’s drinking water supply.

Southern California Imported Water Source Cited in Associated Press Report on Pharmaceuticals

LONG BEACH, CA - The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a southern California imported water supply source tested positive for two specific trace pharmaceutical compounds: Mebprobamatem, an anti-anxiety medication and Phenytoin, an anti-epileptic medication.

Imported Water Rates Increasing 14%

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved a 9.8 percent increase in the district’s base wholesale water rate, as well as a special surcharge to purchase additional supplies.

Upload Your Waster Waster Video Now! See your video on network cable television this Summer

LONG BEACH, CA - The Long Beach Water Department, joined by marketing partners; The Surfrider Foundation; and Professor Alan Jacobs of California State University Long Beach’s Film & Electronic Arts Department, is inviting the world to submit 30-second videos on the need to Stop Wasting Water.