Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Three Valleys Municipal Water District
June 24, 2021
The Three Valleys Municipal Water District (TVMWD) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
“This award is a testament to the Three Valleys Municipal Water District’s commitment to open government,” said, Matthew Litchfield, TVMWD General Manager. “Our staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.” To receive the award, the Three Valleys Municipal Water District demonstrated the completion of essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.
SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs.
Three Valleys Municipal Water District Recognized as “District of Distinction”
June 24, 2021
The Three Valleys Municipal Water District (TVMWD) received the “District of Distinction” accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations.
“SDLF provides an independent audit review of the last three years of the district’s operations to ensure prudent fiscal practices,” said Matthew Litchfield, TVMWD General Manager. The committee members who review the audits are volunteers from the special district community, including district controllers, directors of finance and certified general managers.
In addition, the district’s board of directors and executive staff must also show proof of educational training in public governance, as well as compliance with ethics and harassment prevention training.
Furthermore, to receive the recognition, the district’s website must include posting of transparency requirements, including election procedure and deadlines, posted board meeting schedule and agendas, current district budget, most recent financial audit, and a list of compensation of board members and staff or a link to the State Controller’s webpage with the data.
SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs.
Metropolitan Wins Top Honors for Best Tasting Tap Water in the U.S.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has the best-tasting tap water in the nation, a panel of judges concluded this weekend as part of the 31st annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition, featuring water sourced from 14 countries and 19 states.
Metropolitan garnered top honors in the municipal water category, with its member agency, the City of Santa Ana, coming in at second place.
Drought saps California's reservoirs ahead of hot sumer
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires.
But now the mighty lake — a linchpin in a system of aqueducts and reservoirs in the arid U.S. West that makes California possible — is shrinking with surprising speed amid a severe drought, with state officials predicting it will reach a record low later this summer.
First-ever Colorado River water shortage is now almost certain, new projections show
(CNN) Thousands of people will celebrate Memorial Day this weekend on the water of Lake Mead, just 24 miles east of Las Vegas on the border of Arizona and Nevada.
What they may not realize is that the oasis they're enjoying in the desert is entering unchartered territory, with significant ramifications for millions across the Southwest in the years to come.
Public Notice - Your Tap Water is Safe to Drink
Three Valleys Municipal Water District responds to the COVID-19 emergency
March 20, 2020
Three Valleys Municipal Water District (TVMWD) is closely monitoring public health recommendations related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and taking precautions to protect the well-being of our employees and the public.
The water we treat and deliver to our 14 member agencies across eastern Los Angeles County remains safe to drink and use. Our supplies of local groundwater and imports from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) are not impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, the state-of-the-art treatment process at our Miramar plant and MWD’s Weymouth facility ensures our water meets or exceeds all state and federal health and safety regulations.
TVMWD is fully prepared to respond to this pandemic and maintain operations to avoid any service disruptions.
As a wholesale provider of supplemental water to the region, TVMWD does not serve the public directly. To do our part to combat the spread of the virus, we have closed our offices to the public, and administrative staff is working from home when possible. The personnel who regulate and treat our water supplies and maintain the system continue to work so we can ensure safe water and uninterrupted service to more than 525,000 people served by our member agencies across 133 square miles.
TVMWD is committed to maintaining high-quality water and customer service as well as protecting public health during these trying times.