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West Basin Board of Directors Endorse Water Bond

The West Basin Board of Directors voted on August 25, 2014 to adopt a formal "support" position on the $7.12B water bond measure set for the November 2014 ballot. Entitled the "Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014, the bond will appear as Proposition 1 on the ballot. For more information, see press release.

West Basin Suspends Director Outreach and Sponsorship Funds

At a Board meeting on August 25, 2014, the West Basin Board of Directors unanimously voted to suspend the use of the directors’ outreach and sponsorship funds, pending the results of a combined forensic and financial audit. These funds will be one of several areas evaluated in the independent audit that was approved by the Board as a result of the alleged charges of misuse of public funds against Director Ronald C. Smith. For full details, see press release.

Director Little photoWest Basin Mourns Loss
of Edward C. Little

It is with the most sincere regret to inform you of the passing of one of West Basin’s most visionary Board members, Edward C. Little, on Saturday, August 16, 2014. One of Little’s most noteworthy achievements was his Board leadership in diversifying West Basin’s water portfolio following the Southern California drought in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Little led the Board effort to begin both wastewater recycling and water conservation as additional sources of locally-controlled water. Details of Little’s dedication to West Basin and the water industry can be found in our press release.

Latest Drought Action: State Water Resources Control Board Enables Fines for Water Wasting

You could be fined up to $500 for:

1. Overwatering your lawn and causing runoff.
2. Washing your car without a shut-off hose nozzle.
3. Rinsing down your sidewalk or driveway with a hose.
4. Having a fountain or decorative water feature without a recirculating water system.

For more tips on saving water and doing your part in this drought, click here.

Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given to all qualified voters of the West Basin Municipal Water District, Divisions I, II and IV that an election will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2014, in consolidation with the General Election, for the purpose of electing one member each to the above mentioned divisions. For full details click here.

Rebate Increase- $2 per square foot for removing your lawn

The biggest water wasting takes place outdoors, especially on our lawns. By building a water-efficient garden, you can save up to 50% in outdoor water use. SoCal Water Smart has increased their rebate to $2 per square foot for replacing turf (grass) with California Friendly plants. Visit to qualify. Make a small change that will save California water and money on your water bill.


Water Harvest Festival 2014

Water Harvest 2014

Mark your calendar for this FREE family event! West Basin will be offering tours of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, interactive games, kid’s costume contest, stage shows, pony rides, reptile petting zoo, food, and the chance to enter into our grand prize giveaway. 

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Address: Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility
1935 S. Hughes Way | El Segundo, California 90245

More details coming soon. 



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