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Long Beach Water Executive Appointed to Senior Body of National Drinking Water Technical Advisers

LONG BEACH- Dr. Robert Cheng, Deputy General Manager and Director of Operations of Long Beach Water, has been appointed to the Awwa Research Foundation’s (AwwaRF), Research Advisory Council (RAC). AwwaRF’s research program is highly respected as being one of the most scientifically credible and best-coordinated in the world.

UCLA to Assist National Seawater Desalination Research Effort

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners approved an agreement with the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), for technical work associated with the Long Beach Seawater Desalination Research and Development Facility. The Long Beach Desalination Project, funded in part by the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, is the largest seawater desalination research and development effort in the country.


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:

Board of Water Commissioners Approves 7 Percent, Combined Water and Sewer Rate Increase for FY 2008

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners adopted a resolution fixing rates and charges for both water and sewer service for FY 2008. The resolution incorporates a combined water and sewer rate increase of 7 percent; 5.5 percent for water rates and 16 percent for sewer rates.

Board of Water Commissioners Adopts FY2008 Budget

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners passed a resolution adopting the Annual Budget for the Long Beach Water Department for FY2008. The combined FY2008 budget for both water and sewer is nearly $98 million.

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.

Conservation Landscape Grant Opportunity Announced

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Water Department is now accepting applications for Beautiful Long Beach Landscape Grants.

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