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Board Approves Small Water Rate Increase; First Time in Six Years

July 29, 2003

LONG BEACH, CA - The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners unanimously approved the Long Beach Water Department's FY'04 Budget on Thursday, July 24. The $84.4 million budget, down from $89 million in FY'03, includes a small water-rate increase, the first rate increase in six years, bringing the average water bill back to where it was in 1997.

Coastal Commission Unanimously Approves Construction and Operation of Long Beach Prototype Desalination Facility

August 7, 2003

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA- After a lengthy discussion on issues associated with seawater desalination, including concerns related to privately owned desalination facilities, the California Coastal Commission voted unanimously to approve the Long Beach Water Department's project at its meeting Thursday in Huntington Beach, Ca.  The Commission found the project consistent with the relevant policies of the City's Local Coastal Plan (LCP), as well as the California Coastal Act. 

Long Beach Water Department Sends Emergency Drinking Water to Fire Victims in San Bernardino

October 28, 2003

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - The Long Beach Water Department and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California have partnered with the American Red Cross to deliver an emergency supply of free drinking water to fire ravaged San Bernardino.

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November 5, 2003

What: Long Beach Seawater Desalination Research and Development Facility Groundbreaking Ceremony
Where: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power - Haynes Generation Station, 6801 East 2nd Second Street, (east of Pacific Coast Hwy.), Long Beach, CA.
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Drought? Fire? There are Plants that can Resist both, and a Web Site is Helping to Point the Way

June 4, 2004

LONG BEACH, CA - As Southern California emerges from two record dry years and the devastating firestorms of 2003, a new Web page offers homeowners an intriguing option-a landscape that resists fire and drought at the same time.