2015 News

OMWD Recognized as “District of Distinction”

It is one of only 22 districts in California to receive the certification  The Special District Leadership Foundation has recognized OMWD as a “District of Distinction.” Members of OMWD’s Board of […]

Recycled Water Now Available to OMWD Residential Customers at Fill Station in 4S Ranch

On September 9, Olivenhain Municipal Water District hosted a grand opening celebration for its new recycled water fill station, located at Campania Avenue and Camino San Thomas in San Diego. The […]

Recycled Water Now Available to OMWD Residential Customers at Fill Station in 4S Ranch

On September 9, Olivenhain Municipal Water District hosted a grand opening celebration for its new recycled water fill station, located at Campania Avenue and Camino San Thomas in San Diego. The […]

Encinitas’ Village Park Neighborhood One Step Closer to Receiving Recycled Water

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and San Elijo Joint Powers Authority held a valve-turning ceremony this morning at Wiegand Reservoir in Encinitas to mark the completion of the first phase of the […]

CSU San Marcos Shares Findings of Joint Conservation Research Study with OMWD Board

At Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s November 4 board meeting, members of a California State University San Marcos psychology research team presented to OMWD’s Board of Directors the results of a behavioral […]

Recycled Water Facilities Closer to Reality as Regional Environmental Report is Approved

On behalf of its North San Diego Water Reuse Coalition partners, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors certified at its October 14 meeting the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for […]

Fitch Reaffirms OMWD’s Strong Bond Rating

On August 27, Fitch Ratings reaffirmed Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s strong bond rating of “AA+” with a stable outlook, citing OMWD’s excellent financial performance, strong debt service coverage, disciplined rate-setting, and […]

OMWD Offers Free Water-Wise Landscape Workshop and Tours of 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on August 22

Olivenhain Municipal Water District invites members of the public to a free water-wise landscape workshop at its 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on Saturday, August 22, followed by guided tours of […]

OMWD Receives Highest Achievement for Financial Reporting

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Finance Manager, Rainy Selamat, presented to OMWD’s Board of Directors at its August 19 meeting the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government […]

OMWD Saves Ratepayers Over $2.5 Million with Bond Refinancing

Olivenhain Municipal Water District completed a bond sale on August 4 to refinance its outstanding 2006A Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, with net present value savings of approximately $2.58 million over the […]

Escondido Household Recognized as Winner of California-Friendly Landscape Contest

At its June 17 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors honored the Edingfield-Murphy family of Escondido as OMWD’s 2015 winner of the annual California-Friendly Landscape Contest. The Edingfield-Murphys were […]

OMWD, SDG&E, and UC Riverside to Receive Energy Efficiency Grant from California Energy Commission

OMWD, San Diego Gas and Electric, and University of California, Riverside were notified in early February that their joint grant proposal was selected and recommended for funding by the California Energy […]

OMWD Commended for Outstanding Public Works Projects

The American Public Works Association’s San Diego & Imperial Counties Chapter presented Olivenhain Municipal Water District with two awards for outstanding capital projects at the association’s annual luncheon on May 7 […]

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility Named California’s “Plant of the Year”

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility (4S WRF) has been named “Plant of the Year” by the California Water Environment Association. The 4S WRF received the same designation at the local […]

OMWD and The Farms Golf Club Celebrate Conversion to Recycled Water

The boards of directors of Olivenhain Municipal Water District and The Farms Golf Club held a valve-turning ceremony on Thursday morning to celebrate completion of the course’s conversion from potable to […]

OMWD’S Budget Recognized by Government Finance Officers Association and California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

At its March 18 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Director’s accepted the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, […]

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Kimberly Thorner Named California’s Recycled Water Advocate of the Year

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s (OMWD) General Manager, Kimberly Thorner, was recognized by the WaterReuse Association of California as 2015 Recycled Water Advocate of the Year. The award was presented to Ms. […]

Water Agencies Partner to Assist Residents in Repairing Home Leaks: Free Clinics to be Held March 16

As part of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Fix-A-Leak Week campaign, Olivenhain Municipal Water District and San Dieguito WaterDistrict are hosting two one-hour clinics on Monday, March 16, to help area […]

California-Friendly Landscapes Can Win Prizes and Recognition in Annual Contest

Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD) is inviting customers who enjoy a climate-appropriate landscape to participate in the 2015 California-Friendly Landscape Contest. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 10, and applications […]

OMWD Board of Directors Approves Construction Contracts for Village Park Recycled Water Project

At Wednesday’s board meeting, the Board of Directors took an integral step toward the construction phase of the Village Park Recycled Water Project (VPRWP) by awarding the second and final construction […]

OMWD Board President Ed Sprague Named Alternate Special District Member to San Diego LAFCO

Ed Sprague, president of Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors, has been announced as winner of the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission’s (LAFCO) alternate special district commissioner seat. He […]

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility Recognized as San Diego’s Top Plant for 2014

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s (OMWD) 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) has been recognized by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) San Diego Section as 2014’s “Plant of the Year” (Small […]

Ed Sprague Named President of OMWD’s Board of Directors

At Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s board meeting on Wednesday, Directors Bob Topolovac and Jerry Varty were sworn in following their November re-election, and the Board of Directors unanimously elected Ed Sprague […]

OMWD, SFID, and SDWD Reach Agreement to Jointly Maintain North County Water Infrastructure

Efficiencies Will Yield Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Savings to Ratepayers Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD), Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID), and San Dieguito Water District (SDWD) have reached an […]