2006

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22st Annual Coastal Cleanup Day & Beach Celebration at Bluff Park in Long Beach

An all-out assault on the cigarette butts, plastic wrappers and bottle tops that pollute the city’s longest stretch of beach, by the Long Beach Water Department and its band of citizen volunteers who are committed to making Long Beach a more beautiful place to live

1,100 lbs. of Trash Removed by 400 at Bluff Park Beach

Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Taco Surf join Water Department to throw Ultimate Beach Party

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 Desalination Featured on Huell Howser’s “California Water” Series

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Seawater Desalination Research and Development Facility will be featured on an upcoming Huell Howser television series, entitled California’s Water. The show, which features Desalination, will air in November.

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.

MOLAA and Sutter Academy Middle School Awarded Beautiful Long Beach Landscape Grants

LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners today awarded nearly $9,000 dollars in Beautiful Long Beach Landscape Grants to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and Sutter Elementary School.

Long Beach Water Web and Video Communications Receive Top Public Relations Awards

SAN DIEGO, CA –The Long Beach Water Department's website and corporate video have been awarded top communications honors from the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) in their annual Spotlight Award competition for print, video and web communications. Entries for this competition are submitted by the very largest and most progressive corporations and public relations firms from 7 countries in four geographic regions.

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.