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State Grants Long Beach Water $3 Million Vote of Confidence for Innovative, Environmentally Responsive Seawater Desalination Effort

LONG BEACH, CA – State of California, Department of Water Resources (DWR) officials today announced their Proposition 50 desalination grant funding recommendations at a special public workshop held in Sacramento. The Long Beach Water Department has been selected to receive $3 million for its seawater

Long Beach Water Substitutes Artificial Turf for Grass at Wardlow Road Administration Building; Demonstration Area is Conservation Reference for Area Homeowners and Landscape Professionals

LONG BEACH, CA - Today, the Long Beach Water Department completed the first installation of its artificial turf demonstration garden along the 1800 block of East Wardlow Road, at the Brennan S. Thomas Water Administration Building.

Wattier Gives Progress Report on Long Beach Desalination Project before Key Congressional Committee

WASHINGTON DC– Today, Kevin Wattier, General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department, testified before the Resources Subcommittee on Water & Power of the United States House of Representatives.

S. House of Representatives Passes Water Appropriations Bill; $1.9 Million Earmarked for Long Beach Water Department Projects

WASHINGTON DC – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 2419, the FY’06 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill that 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.

Long Beach Water Receives Certificate of Recognition; Helps Protect Environment

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, Long Beach Water received a certificate of recognition from the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for being in full compliance with all industrial waste requirements over the 2004 calendar year. This is the ninth year of the Districts’ ‘Certificate of Recognition’ program.

William Townsend Appointed to Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, William B. Townsend began serving his first term as member of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners, a five-member board that establishes policy for Long Beach Water. He was appointed by Long Beach Mayor, Beverly O’Neill and confirmed by City Council in June 2005.