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E.g., Sep 20 2020
E.g., Sep 20 2020
Sep 14 2020

West Basin Water Lab Program Offers Free Interactive Learning Opportunities

CARSON, Calif. – West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) has announced Water Lab: A Digital Learning Experience, a collection of online classes and other family-friendly virtual resources available for free to local residents and members of the public. The District is now taking reservations for the new program, which includes a series of online webinars, virtual facility tours, and...

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Sep 8 2020

West Basin Virtual Field Trips Support Local School Distance Learning Efforts

As the new school year begins this fall, West Basin offers a number of water education resources to teachers, students, and youth organizations throughout the service area. In response to the many schools that are starting out the school year exclusively online, the District is offering virtual field trips to its Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) in El Segundo.Teachers...

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Aug 28 2020

West Basin General Manager Discusses Water Scarcity, District Programs on National Podcast

On August 21, West Basin General Manager Patrick Sheilds was the featured guest on the Talking Under Water podcast. During the broadcast, Sheilds discussed water scarcity, recycled water, desalination, stormwater, conservation, and the District’s ongoing public outreach and education efforts.Much of the interview centered around West Basin’s recycled water program, which has produced...

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Aug 11 2020

2020 Water Harvest Canceled

The annual Water Harvest festival, which is typically held in October and attracts more than 1,000 people each year, is now cancelled due to ongoing public health risks associated with COVID-19. In keeping with local health and safety guidelines, and in an effort to protect the service area community and staff, the District will not hold its 22nd annual festival. West Basin plans to bring back...

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Aug 10 2020

West Basin Hires New Manager of Engineering

CARSON, Calif. – West Basin has announced the hiring of Wendell Johnson, a professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience, to manage the District’s engineering department. Johnson is a California registered civil engineer with extensive experience in managing capital improvement programs and public works departments. He previously served as the Director of Public Works at both...

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Aug 10 2020

West Basin Joins California African American Water Education Foundation

CARSON, Calif. – On July 27, the West Basin Board of Directors voted to become a member of the California African American Water Education Foundation (CAAWEF). Founded in 2019, CAAWEF is a statewide, non-profit water education organization. The mission of the organization is to help inform and educate African Americans about local, regional and state water issues.

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Aug 5 2020

Virtual California-Friendly Landscape Classes Available Through November

West Basin and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are partnering together to offer free weekly online classes on the topics of grass removal and California-friendly/native landscaping.The classes are being hosted at a time when West Basin is offering a grass removal rebate of $3/square foot. Qualifying residents may receive up to $15,000 to help defray the costs of...

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Solar Cup
Jul 30 2020

Peninsula High School Team Wins Fifth Place in Regional Solar Cup Boat Competition

Solar Cup is the world’s largest high school solar boat building and racing competition. This year, West Basin sponsored four teams to participate in the 18th annual Solar Cup competition.Lawndale High School – Lawndale, CALennox Math, Science, and Technology Academy – Lennox, CAMira Costa High School – Manhattan Beach, CAPalos Verdes Peninsula High School – Rolling...

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Jun 24 2020

Dominguez Technology Center Recognized for Recycled Water Innovation

CARSON, Calif. – Recycled water leaders from across the state gathered today in a virtual setting to honor the Dominguez Technology Center in Carson, CA for partnering on a project with West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) and other local agencies to convert its landscape irrigation system to use recycled water. The 300-acre industrial park, located adjacent to California State...

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Jun 11 2020

West Basin Expands Recycled Water Use at Torrance Commerce Center

CARSON, Calif. – The West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) announced the completion of a new recycled water project at the Torrance Commerce Center (Center). The Center, which is located on the former Toyota North American Headquarters property, will use recycled water instead of drinking water to irrigate the landscape surrounding three new buildings. The project will save...

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