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2014-01-22 16:21:43

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) strongly supports Governor Brown's recent drought emergency declaration, and we encourage all of the 4 million residents that rely on our groundwater resources to redouble their conservation efforts. Water is a terrible thing to waste at any time, but that is especially true during one of the worst droughts in history," said WRD Board President Rob Katherman....

2013-09-12 20:20:29

Newly appointed WRD Division 3 Director will represent 800,000 people in seven cities of south Los Angeles County LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California Board of Directors last night appointed Lynn V. Dymally to fill the vacancy on its board resulting from the passing of WRD Director Lillian Kawasaki on July 18, 2013. Ms. Dymally will represent nearly 800,000 residents in Division 3, which includes the...

2013-09-10 16:22:16

5th Grade Students Take Pledge To Protect Our Groundwater PARAMOUNT, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) officials and students from Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, part of the Paramount Unified School District, gathered to celebrate "National Protect Your Groundwater Day." During the assembly, more than 160 fifth grade students took the Act, Consider, and Take action (A.C.T.) Pledge, a commitment...

2013-05-02 20:20:35

Business magazine selects Robles as one of the top leaders in Environmental Regulation LAKEWOOD, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest edition of Poder 360° released its list of the Top 100 Latino Environmental Leaders and selected Albert Robles, Board President of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD). Robles, who is serving in his second consecutive term as Board President, was chosen for his outstanding leadership on environmental...

2013-04-25 16:22:47

Judge Orders Tesoro to Pay Outstanding Water Bills or Stop Pumping Groundwater LAKEWOOD, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ralph W. Dau ruled in favor of an injunction against Texas oil giant, Tesoro Corporation, filed by the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD). WRD filed the injunction to stop Tesoro from pumping groundwater because the company has not paid its monthly replenishment assessment (RA) since May...

2013-03-16 20:20:08

Attendees learn about groundwater and its vital importance to the region LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) kicked off its 6th Annual Groundwater Festival "Treasure Beneath Our Feet" Saturday at its headquarters in Lakewood, California, with nearly 3,000 community participants enjoying the festivities and engaging the festival's presenters. (Logo:...

2013-03-06 16:23:27

The CSMFO "Operating Budget Excellence Award Fiscal Year 2012-2013" LAKEWOOD, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District has received its latest award certificate from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, (CSMFO) for the "Operating Budget Excellence Award Fiscal Year 2012-2013." This is the second consecutive year WRD has earned this particular award and brings the total number of financial awards to 19. (Photo:...

2012-10-29 19:20:45

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Commends WRD for Its Commitment and Achievements LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday evening, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) held its annual State of the District Address to a standing-room-only crowd of approximately 300 guests. WRD Board President Albert Robles and WRD General Manager Robb Whitaker presented the accomplishments the District has achieved over the past year to elected officials,...

2012-10-19 19:20:04

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Water Replenishment District of Southern California: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) WHAT: Keynote Speaker Lieutenant Governor Gavin NewsomWRD State of the DistrictPresentation of LEED Gold Certification Plaque by USGBCRecognition of four partners for Fifty Years of Groundwater Recharge with Recycled Water*: Grace Robinson Chan - Los Angeles County Sanitation...

2012-07-20 10:20:34

LAKEWOOD, Calif., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) signed an historic labor agreement with the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council. This agreement affirms the District's longstanding practice to hire local workers and the agreement ensures that all WRD projects will financially benefit the cities served by the District. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120720/DC43841-a...