WVWD Earns 12th Consecutive Financial Reporting Award
West Valley Water District (WVWD) is proud to announce that is has received the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 12th consecutive year.
WVWD Earns 2021 “Triple Crown” for Financial Reporting for the First Time
West Valley Water District (WVWD) is proud to announce that it has earned the Triple Crown award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), which recognized the efficacy of financial documents prepared for Fiscal Year 2021. WVWD was one of only 331 organizations across the United States and Canada to receive the honor.
Celebrate Smart Irrigation Month with Practical Tips to Save Water and Money
As temperatures continue to heat up and water demand increases, West Valley Water District (WVWD) shares easy to follow tips on how to curb your water use all year long.
WVWD Selects Best Best & Krieger LLP as New Legal Counsel
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors appointed Best Best & Krieger LLP (BB&K) as legal counsel. The board unanimously approved the contract effective June 15, 2023, to ensure a smooth transition between interim counsel and BB&K.
WVWD and WEWAC Award $7,200 to Local Schools
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors in partnership with the Water Awareness Water Education Committee (WEWAC), a consortium of Southern California cities, water agencies and water education professionals that work together to promote water conservation and education, announced that six classrooms in the Rialto Unified School District received $1,200 to send 5th graders to science camp.
WVWD Selects Seasoned Water Professional as General Manager
RIALTO, Calif. – The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors announced that John Thiel has been selected as the agency’s next general manager. The board unanimously approved his contract on April 6, 2023 and he will begin his new position on Monday June 19, 2023.
Rialto High School Receives Top Honors at the 12th annual Inland Solar Challenge
Rialto High School placed first in workmanship for their Lightning McQueen inspired boat and third overall at the 12th annual Inland Solar Challenge (ISC). West Valley Water District (WVWD) sponsored Rialto High School for the challenge, which took place over three days at Yucaipa Regional Park.
West Valley Water District Earth Day Celebration Draws Over 1,000 Attendees
West Valley Water District (WVWD) celebrated Earth Day with a celebration and open house on Saturday, April 22, drawing over 1,000 local residents, vendors and elected officials to its headquarters in Rialto.
WVWD Breaks Ground on the Oliver P. Roemer Water Filtration Facility Upgrade and Expansion Project
On Saturday, March 18, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) joined government and community leaders to break ground on the Oliver P. Roemer Water Filtration Facility (Roemer) Upgrade and Expansion Project, which will secure the long-term security of WVWD’s water supply by increasing its treatment capacity by 7.2 million gallons per day which is enough to supply water to over 10,000 homes.
West Valley Water District Board Director Recognized for Community Leadership
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) is proud to announce that Director Kelvin Moore received the 2023 Norris McDonald Living Legacy Award by the Inland Valley News at its 2023 Living Legacy Awards Reception. The Norris McDonald Living Legacy Award is presented to an individual who is dedicated to protecting the environment, enhancing human, plant ecologies, and increasing African American participation in the environmental movement.
West Valley Water District Earns Financial Reporting Distinction, Releases Latest Report
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today announced that the agency has earned the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR Award) by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.
WVWD Elects New President and Vice President, Swears in Members
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors has elected Greg Young as the new President of the board and Dan Jenkins as its Vice President. Additionally, three members of the board were sworn in during the December 15 board meeting.
WVWD Announces the Winners of the Annual Poster Contest
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors announced the winners of the annual poster contest during its December 1st board meeting.
WVWD Earns the 2022 Rising Star Outreach Award
West Valley Water District (WVWD) was recognized by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) at its 2022 Fall Conference & Exhibition as the recipient of ACWA’s 2022 Rising Star Special Outreach Program. WVWD was presented with the award during the Opening Breakfast on November 30.
West Valley Water District Partners with Smile America Abdi Foundation to Provide Thanksgiving Meals for Local Families
West Valley Water District (WVWD) partnered with the Smile America Abdi Foundation (SAAF), to assist with the distribution of meals to local families during its Annual Thanksgiving Drive event.
WVWD Board Appoints Longtime Public Finance Expert as Chief Financial Officer
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of a seasoned public finance expert, auditor and accountant William F. Fox as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO).
WVWD Board Approves Selection of Oliver P. Roemer Water Filtration Facility Expansion and Upgrade Design-Build Partner
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors unanimously approved PCL Construction, Inc. as the design-build (DB) partner to lead the expansion of the Oliver P. Roemer Water Filtration Facility (Roemer WFF) during the October 20 Board of Directors Meeting.
WVWD Board President Channing Hawkins Speaks at United States Conference of Mayors Panel
Understanding the need for collaboration among water industry leaders to ensure water resiliency in the region, West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board President Channing Hawkins joined City of Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson to participate in a United States Conference of Mayors’ Mayors Water Council panel on solutions, government cooperation and the future of water security.
WVWD Celebrates Water Professionals Appreciation Week
West Valley Water District (WVWD) is celebrating the sixth annual Water Professionals Week during the week of October 1-9, 2022. This week of celebration highlights the important role of water industry water professionals in local public water, waste wastewater and recycled water operations in California.
WVWD Earns Financial Reporting Award
West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today announced that the organization earned the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.
WVWD Issues Statement on the Passing of Former Board President Dr. Clifford O. Young, Sr.
West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today issued the following statement following the passing of former Board President Dr. Clifford O. Young, Sr.
WVWD Board Appoints Local Community Advocate, Health Care Professional to Board Director Position
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Dan Jenkins, a health care professional and community advocate, to the division two board director position.
West Valley Water District Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month with Free Conservation Items
Smart Irrigation Month may be coming to a close, but West Valley Water District (WVWD) encourages the community to keep the celebration going by offering free conservation items to their ratepayers.
West Valley Water District & Rep. Norma Torres Announce $2 Million in Federal Funding for Local Infrastructure
During the West Valley Water District (WVWD) visit to the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) annual Washington, D.C. conference, the WVWD Board of Directors and U.S. House Representative Norma Torres (CA-35) announced $2 million in federal funding for critical WVWD infrastructure projects in Bloomington, California.
West Valley Water District Recognizes Rialto High School Team
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors recognizes Rialto High School for placing second in the 2022 Inland Solar Challenge (ISC).
WVWD Video Wins Emmy Award
RIALTO, Calif. — The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)' Pacific Southwest Chapter has presented a West Valley Water District (WVWD) video with an Emmy award in the Informational/Instructional Program category.
WVWD Issues Statement on the Passing of Former Board President Earl Tillman, Jr.
West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today issued the following statement following the passing of former Board President Earl Tillman, Jr…
WVWD BOARD APPOINTS STRONG COMMUNITY ADVOCATE, WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL TO BOARD DIRECTOR POSITION
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today announced that it appointed Kelvin Moore, a strong community advocate with extensive, award-winning experience in workplace management, to the board director position representing WVWD’s division three.
WVWD BOARD APPOINTS ANGELA GARCIA TO BOARD DIRECTOR POSITION
West Valley Water District Board Selects Seasoned Water, Government and Outreach Professional to Represent Division One
WVWD Re-Elects Board President Channing Hawkins
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today announced the re-election of Board President Channing Hawkins to continue the organization’s strong track record in providing greater accountability, transparency and progress for the ratepayers, employees and region.
Slurry Seal Work Notification – 11/17/2021
On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, West Valley Water District’s contractor, Mike Roquet Construction Inc., will be slurry sealing over final paved patches beginning at 7:30 A.M. This work is being done in front of several residences.
West Valley Water District Selects Redistricting Firm, Announces Public Hearings for Redistricting
West Valley Water District’s (WVWD) board of directors has selected Lucien Partners, a top redistricting firm with a reputation for exceptional transparency and public outreach, to conduct WVWD’s decennial redistricting by redrawing the water district’s electoral boundaries while ensuring both transparency and the incorporation of stakeholder preferences in this delicate process.
West Valley Water District Elevates Interim General Manager to Permanent Position
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors confirmed its selection of Interim General Manager Shamindra “Rickey” Manbahal as the permanent general manager. Manbahal brings decades of experience as a trusted, experienced public officer to his now-permanent role as general manager.
Inland Empire Utilities, Colleges and Community Stakeholders Unite to Launch a Groundbreaking Regional Consortium
IEWorks to Spur Regional Economic Equity, Careers in the Water and Wastewater Industry. “In the face of retirements, a growing population and rising demand for water, we must fill critical positions in the water and wastewater industries. As a matter of economic equity, we must also develop an inclusive talent pipeline that uplifts underserved and marginalized communities,” said WVWD Board President Channing Hawkins. “IEWorks won’t just provide jobs, it’ll heal, grow and empower communities and people. Every career we secure is another individual and family placed on the path to prosperity and a life primed for security and success.”
West Valley Water District Continues Massive Turnaround with Favorable Financial Report
Capping off a year of tremendous turnaround, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors proudly released a “favorable” Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the 2020 fiscal year. Board President Channing Hawkins said, “This marks the end of a tough period for the water district. This report is a receipt to ratepayers of our work to deliver greater transparency and improved accountability at the West Valley Water District.”
West Valley Water District Board of Directors Celebrate $24 Million Infrastructure Loan Invitation from the U.S. EPA
As the West Valley Water District (WVWD) continues to increase fiscal responsibility, accountability and savings for ratepayers, the Board of Directors proudly announced that the agency was invited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply for an over $24 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan for the Oliver P. Roemer Water Filtration Facility Expansion Project.
WVWD Re-Elects Board President Hawkins, Vice President Crowther
On the heels of major reforms for ratepayers and in the midst of a pandemic-driven revenue decreases, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors re-elected Board President Channing Hawkins and Vice President Kyle Crowther to continue a massively positive turnaround that involves increased accountability, transparency and job opportunities for ratepayers and their families.
West Valley Water District & San Bernardino Valley Community College Sign Agreement to Support Groundbreaking Water Technology, Engineering Program
Working together to provide an extraordinary academic and work experience that will deliver stable, higher-paying jobs to the Inland Empire, today West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors President Channing Hawkins and San Bernardino Valley Community College (SBVCC) President Diana Rodriguez signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create paid or non-paid and part-time or full-time internships and jobs.
West Valley Strengthens Best-In-Class Workforce with New Assistant GM Van Jew
Working to continue to build the well-trained, accountable workforce that ratepayers deserve, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Van M. Jew as assistant general manager (AGM), operations and engineering.
West Valley Water District Announces Career Pathways Program
With the San Bernardino region in deepening economic crisis due to the pandemic and the water industry facing a pending shortage of skilled workers, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors approved a partnership with Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) to create an Inland Empire Water Career Pathways Program (IEWCPP) that will help fill a critical skills gap and provide over a hundred jobs for local students and residents.
Special Board Meeting (California Special District Association/Special District Leadership Foundation via Zoom Training Workshop) November 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.
West Valley Water District Board of Directors Approve 10 Major Reforms
After months of meetings and thoughtful review, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors adopted 10 major reforms crafted with staff and vetted by department managers that will deliver increased transparency, accountability and savings for ratepayers.
WVWD Invests In New, Expanded Water Main That Will Improve Infrastructure & Help Create Jobs For Underserved Areas of Bloomington
To facilitate population, commerce and job growth for underserved areas of the Bloomington region, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors approved a contract with Michael Baker International (MBI), one of the nation’s leading providers of engineering and consulting services, to design, build, and oversee the expansion and replacement of major water main pipes for the community.
West Valley Water District is Inviting Applications for Human Resources/Risk Manager
WVWD Adds Assistant GM, Elevates CFO & Solidifies Engineering Workforce
To further strengthen and support the workforce at the West Valley Water District (WVWD), the board of directors approved a number of agreements that will appoint a new assistant general manager (AGM), elevate the chief financial officer (CFO) and ratify a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IOUE) Local 12.
As Fontana Experiences Unprecedented Population Growth, West Valley Water District Board Approves Critical Improvements
In response to the exponential population growth in communities served by the West Valley Water District, the WVWD Board of Directors approved a series of critical water infrastructure improvements for North Fontana residents in Zone 7. By installing new pressure regulation systems and conducting main line improvements, WVWD will be able to better maintain and control the steady flow of water to the area’s residents.
West Valley Water District Announces Ambitious Water Filtration Expansion Project
Due to unprecedented population growth and rising peak summer usage, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) announced that it will expand treatment capacity for the region by 16 million gallons per day through the ambitious Oliver P. Roemer Water Filtration Facility Expansion Project.
West Valley Water District Goes Live with Tyler Technologies’ Incode Solutions to Improve Financial Accountability
Working to help empower local residents and improve services for local government agencies, Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced that the West Valley Water District (WVWD) in Rialto, California, has successfully implemented Tyler Incode® and Tyler Content Manager™ solutions, which will help provide for better financial, human resources and financial management for the agency.
Why does my water appear milky or cloudy?
At West Valley Water District, we strive to continue providing our ratepayers with safe, high quality and reliable water which is tested by our certified water professionals weekly. During the summer months, you may notice your tap water may seem “cloudy” or “milky.”
West Valley Water District Issues Statement on the Passing of Don Griggs, President of the West Valley Water District Ratepayers Association
A well-known face at the West Valley Water District’s Board meetings, Don Griggs served with honor and integrity as the President of the West Valley Water District Ratepayers Association and Westside Action Group.
West Valley Water District Board Finds & Approves Additional Budget Reductions
As the country continues to face a pandemic and an economic crisis, the Water Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors responsibly approved fiscal year (FY) 2020-2021 budget with $416,000 in cost savings and no water rate increases.
West Valley Water District Receives Controller Review for 2016, 2017 & 2018, Works to Address & Correct Shortfalls in 2020
Today, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) received a document from the State Controller’s Office outlining shortfalls in controls for operations, financial reports, assets and proper use of public funds from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.
Transparency Certificate of Excellence Awarded to West Valley Water District
Further cementing its commitment to transparency and accountability, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) today announced that it received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
West Valley Water District Selects Certified Public Accounting Firm to Build on Transparency & Accountability Improvements
In an effort to continue improving and providing better transparency and accountability for ratepayers, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors approved the selection of The Pun Group, LLP as a certified public accountant to audit its finances and ensure compliance for the next three fiscal years.
West Valley Water District Leadership Urges Safety and Peace During Local Demonstrations
As demonstrations continue to take place and outrage grows regarding the death of George Floyd, an African-American man killed while detained by police, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) leadership urges that all demonstrations remain peaceful.
During Unprecedented Crisis, West Valley Water District Budget Proposal Protects Ratepayers, Commits to Fiscal Responsibility, Efficiency & Accountability
In the wake of an unprecedented global health and economic crisis, West Valley Water District (WVWD) staff introduced a proposed fiscal year (FY) 2020-2021 operating budget that maintains water safety, protects ratepayers and reflects the need for fiscal responsibility and accountability.
WVWD Settles Lawsuit with Former General Manager Matthew Litchfield
Consistent with a lengthy list of reforms and changes, today West Valley Water District (WVWD) announced that it settled a years-long lawsuit with former General Manager Matthew Litchfield.
West Valley Water District Waives Late Fees During State of Emergency, Temporarily Lifts Hiring Freeze to Increase Financial Accountability
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors approved a resolution waiving late fees for water services during the local state of emergency due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Amid Coronavirus State of Emergency, Water District Continues to End Shutoffs, Adjusts Hiring Freeze to Improve Services
Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order today that restricts water shutoffs to homes and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors approved a measure that temporarily lifts the hiring freeze for critical vacant positions that will help improve operations and ensure ratepayers continue to have access to safe drinking water.
West Valley Water District Declares Local State of Emergency
The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors held an emergency meeting to ratify a proclamation declaring a local state of emergency due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
West Valley Water District Board President Takes Immediate Action to Improve Financial Responsibility and Accountability
In an effort to continue the improvement of financial responsibility and accountability standards at the West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board President Channing Hawkins announced a series of immediate actions effective immediately.
West Valley Water District Selects Firm to Rewrite HR Policies & Procedures
On February 24, 2020, West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board President Channing Hawkins announced that the Water District selected a firm to rewrite the Human Resources: Policies and Procedures Manual, which is a critical step towards increase accountability, improving hiring procedures and ensuring the Water District maintains a healthy working environment and efficient operations for ratepayers.
West Valley Water District Hires Human Resources Manager to Help Implement Best Practices & Mitigate Employment Issues
Under the direction of Board President Channing Hawkins and Vice President Kyle Crowther, the West Valley Water District (WVWD), today announced the hiring of Martin Pinon as Interim Human Resources and Risk Management Manager.
Emergency Water Shutdown
West Valley Water District (WVWD) is providing a notice of an emergency water shutdown in your area on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
West Valley Water District Transitions to Division-Based Board Member Elections
In 2018, the West Valley Water District Board of Directors adopted a resolution transition from At-Large to Division-Based Board Member Elections.
West Valley Water District Thanks Assistant General Manager Logan Olds For His Service
West Valley Water District General Manager Clarence Mansell, Jr. today expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to Assistant General Manager Logan Olds for his service to the agency
Bloomington Alley Pipeline Project
We will be installing pipelines, fire hydrants, and new services in the following areas: Locust Ave. to Linden Ave 10th St. - Locust Ave. to Linden Ave. 9th St. - Locust to Linden (North side of the street only)
Board of Directors Appoints Chief Financial Officer
West Valley Water District is pleased to announce the appointment of Shamindra Manbahal as Chief Financial Officer, approved by the Board of Directors at its last Board of Directors Meeting.
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT WELCOMES STATE AUDIT
State Agency Zeroes in on Alleged Misconduct by Former President Dr. Clifford Young
WVWD Community Meetings
Join us this week at Bloomington High School and Mimi's Cafe (Fontana) from 6pm-7pm as we start the first round of Community Meetings. Receive updates on infrastructure improvements, water services, payment options and much more. For more information, please call (909) 875-1804.
Construction to WVWD Customer Service Lobby
Construction at the West Valley District offices will begin on May 20, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience while we make improvements to our customer service lobby.
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT EMPLOYEE NOTIFIES AUTHORITIES OF PIPE BOMB
On May 2, Gilbert Olivarez, an employee of West Valley Water District identified a suspicious object while he was checking a meter in the area of Bloomington
Celebrating Earth Day at WVWD!
Celebrate Earth Day at WVWD on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 10 am - 1 pm. Free Food, Activities and more.
WVWD in the Community
A thank you letter from the City of Rialto to WVWD for taking part of the Grand Opening of Joe Sampson Park.
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT RECEIVES $454,260 GRANT FOR HYDROELECTRIC STATION
For Immediate Release […]
Clarence C. Mansell, Jr. Appointed General Manager of West Valley Water Distrcit
Water Main Break North of W. Persimmon St and Locust Ave.
West Valley Water District Board of Directors Makes Holiday Toy Donation to the Children’s Fund
‘Tis the Season to Spread Holiday Cheer from WVWD
WVWD Hosting a Holiday Toy Drive
West Valley Water District is Hosting a Holiday Toy Drive
Save The Date! Join West Valley Water District for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
5th Public Hearing Notice: September 20, 2018 Board Meeting
4th PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: September 6, 2018 Board Meeting
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: TRANSITION FROM AT-LARGE TO DISTRICT-BASED BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO ELECTIONS CODE SECTION 11010 AND GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 34886
Persimmon Street Pipeline Replacement Project
Posted on: August 8, 2018
West Valley Board of Directors Recognize Bloomington High School Students
West Valley Board of Directors Recognize Bloomington Highschool Students.
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING – ORDINANCE NO. 85
West Valley Water District Presents Rebate Check to Colton Joint Unified School District
Water Main Valve Replacement
Water main #ValveReplacement temporary shutdown July 25 near Lilac Ave 1579-1436, Winchester Ave 517-615, Scott St. 508-571, Park Ave 1435-1524 and Cascade Dr. 575-598 in Rialto from 8AM – 4:30 PM
Annual Water Poster Contest Winners
West Valley Board of Directors recognizes local elementary school students for annual poster contest.
WEST VALLEY WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
West Valley Water District To Reissue Rebate Checks
Customers with damaged, lost, or stolen checks can request a replacement by calling (909) 820-3700. Customers must contact WVWD by May 16 to have their check reissued.
Pipeline Repairs Will Not Impact West Valley Water District Customers
District confirms that there will be no service interruptions next week
West Valley Water District Board Approves Two New Hires for Management Team
Thursday’s vote fills Assistant General Manager and Chief Financial Officer positions.
Notice of Public Hearing
Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Lord Ranch Project
Good News West Valley Water District Customers!
At its meeting January 18, 2018, the West Valley Water District Board of Directors voted to approve a 15% rebate to customers on their 2017 water consumption charges.
Water System Flushing Program
Water System Flushing Program — West Valley Water District is currently flushing pipelines throughout our service area. Flushing is necessary to maintain the successful operation of the District and is required by the State Water Resources Control Board – Division of Drinking Water.
West Valley Water District Board Approves 15% Rebate for Customers
RIALTO, CA. — The West Valley Water District Board of Directors has approved a 15 percent rebate to customers on their 2017 water payments.
West Valley Water District Board Considers Second Rebate for Customers
RIALTO, CA. — The West Valley Water District Board of Directors is considering a 15 percent rebate to customers on their 2017 water payments.