2005

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Presentation of check to the Long Beach Water Department for $3.1 million in State of California Proposition 13 grant funds by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to construct a regional conjunctive use water storage and recovery projec

Presentation of check to the Long Beach Water Department for $3.1 million in State of California Proposition 13 grant funds by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to construct a regional conjunctive use water storage and recovery project with the City of Lakewood.

Long Beach Water Receives $3.1 Million for Lakewood Water Storage Project

LONG BEACH, CA - Today, the Long Beach Water Department received a $3.1 million grant from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California to construct the Lakewood Conjunctive Use Project, an innovative and environmentally responsive water storage project that will allow Long Beach to maximize the use of the groundwater basin that runs beneath the City of Long Beach, strengthening the City’s water supply reliability while maintaining water rate affordability.

Policy Think Tank Issues Report on Southern California Water Supply Challenges; Long Beach Investments Mirror Recommended Solutions

SACRAMENTO, CA – The non-profit and non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) issued a 195-page report today citing the challenges faced by California water purveyors to keep pace with the growth of the state’s population, projected to reach 48 million by 2030. The report highlights greater diversification of water sources and increased conservation as the strategy for successfully balancing water resources with future population growth.

Two Water Industry Leaders Fill Key Positions at Long Beach Water Department

LONG BEACH, CA – Long Beach Water Department general manager Kevin Wattier made two key appointments today, naming Dr. Robert Cheng, Deputy General Manager for Operations and Anatole Falagan, Deputy General Manager for Business.

Environmental Manager Appointed to Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, Lillian Kawasaki began serving her first term as member of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners, a five-member board that establishes policy for Long Beach Water. She was appointed by Long Beach Mayor, Beverly O’Neill and confirmed by City Council in August 2005.

21st 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 at its band of citizen volunteers who are committed to making Long Beach a more beautiful place to live
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Business Leader Elected President of Board of Water Commissioners

LONG BEACH, CA – Today the Board announced the election of Stephen T. Conley as President of the Board of Water Commissioners. He will begin serving his term at the Thursday, October 6, Board of Water Commissioners meeting held at the Brennan S. Thomas Water Administration Building, 1800 E. Wardlow. Currently in his second term, Mr. Conley was originally appointed to serve as member of the Board in July 1997 by Long Beach Mayor, Beverly O’Neill.

PRESS ALERT Long Beach Seawater Desalination Facility Opening

Local, state and federal officials, water industry leaders and environmental advocates will attend the technology demonstration and research launch event of the Long Beach Seawater Desalination Research and Development Project.

United States Congress Funds Key Long Beach Water Supply Projects; Seawater Desalination Project receives $1.25 million

WASHINGTON DC – The United States Senate has passed the FY’06 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Conference Report 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.