2016 News

OMWD Weighs In on State’s Plan for Permanent Water Use Restrictions

OMWD Comment Letter

Olivenhain Municipal Water District Celebrates Recycled Water System Expansion

Village Park in Encinitas to receive up to 114 million gallons annually for landscape To celebrate the completion of its Village Park Recycled Water Project, Olivenhain Municipal Water District held a […]

Winners Recognized in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s Eleventh Annual Photo Contest

At its November 2 meeting, OMWD’s Board of Directors honored local photographers for their winning images in Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s eleventh annual amateur photo contest. The annual contest offers photographers […]

OMWD Earns AAA Rating and Immediately Refinances Bonds, Saving $3.68 Million

Olivenhain Municipal Water District issued on Wednesday $15.99 million of 2016A Water System Revenue Refunding Bonds through a competitive sale. The successful bond sale will result in savings to OMWD ratepayers […]

Water District Offers Free Sustainable Landscape Workshop

In its efforts to promote continued water conservation, Olivenhain Municipal Water District is offering a free workshop to instruct area residents on the benefits of sustainable landscaping. OMWD invites members of […]

Olivenhain Municipal Water District Bond Rating Upgraded to AAA

Fitch Ratings, a global rating agency that offers independent credit opinions, has upgraded the rating for Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s revenue bonds from “AA+” to “AAA” with a stable outlook, citing […]

North San Diego Water Reuse Coalition Responds to San Diego County Grand Jury Report Commending Regional Recycled Water Project

The North San Diego Water Reuse Coalition issued earlier today a response to the San Diego Grand Jury’s May 31 report that commended interagency efforts to expand recycled water throughout San […]

OMWD Receives Highest Achievement for Financial Reporting for Twentieth Consecutive Year

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Finance Manager, Rainy Selamat, presented to OMWD’s Board of Directors at its August 17 meeting the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government […]

OMWD Offers Free Water-Wise Landscape Workshop and Tours of 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on August 20

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 20, followed by guided tours of […]

Olivenhain Municipal Water District Moves to Voluntary Conservation and Lowers Rates

Water Waste Continues to Be Prohibited OMWD’s Board of Directors unanimously approved at its July 20 meeting moving out of a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage and into a Level 1, […]

Local Agencies Team Up to Offer Water and Fire-wise Landscape Workshop at New Demonstration Garden in 4S Ranch

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District are co-hosting a free water and fire-wise landscape education event on Saturday, July 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. […]

North San Diego Water Reuse Coalition Recognized by San Diego County Taxpayers Association

The North San Diego Water Reuse Coalition was recognized June 16, 2016 as a Golden Watchdog finalist in San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s 21st Annual Golden Watchdog Awards. The Taxpayer’s Association […]

Carlsbad Resident Selected as Winner of California-Friendly Landscape Contest

At its June 15 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors honored Claudia Kuepper as OMWD’s 2016 winner of the annual California-Friendly Landscape Contest. Kuepper was recognized for her exemplary […]

OMWD Recognizes Local Students for “Be WaterSmart” Artwork

Winners of the annual “Be WaterSmart” youth poster competition were recognized by Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors at its May 25 meeting. Over 50 fourth graders in OMWD’s service […]

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Wet Weather Pond Relining Project and Residential Recycled Water Fill Station Receive Honors from American Public Works Association

The American Public Works Association’s San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter has recognized OMWD’s 4S Ranch Wet Weather Storage Pond Relining Project and Recycled Water Fill Station with Honor Awards for […]

OMWD Employee Named California Water Environment Association’s Mechanical Technician of the Year

Olivenhain Municipal Water District employee Dominic “Bruno” Brunozzi was recognized today by the California Water Environment Association as Mechanical Technician of the Year at the CWEA annual conference in Santa Clara. […]

GM and Board of Directors Compensation and Benefits

Olivenhain Municipal Water District identified in its Strategic Plan the value of ensuring fair and open processes involving the public. With the goal of transparency and given recent scrutiny on compensation […]

Photographers Invited to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve for Eleventh Annual Photo Contest

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and the Escondido Creek Conservancy invite amateur photographers of all ages to Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve for its eleventh annual amateur photography contest which begins on Earth […]

Water Agencies Team Up with Home Depot to Promote Efficient Outdoor Water Use at Garden-Friendly Plant Sale and Fair

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and Home Depot have once again teamed up to kick off the spring season with the semi-annual Garden-Friendly Plant Sale and Fair on Saturday, April 30 at […]

Water Districts Link Up, Ratepayers Gain

Under the agreement signed between the two agencies in 2012, VWD will purchase a minimum of 2,750 acre-feet per year of treatment services from OMWD, roughly the amount of water required […]

Water Districts Partner to Offer Free Workshop: WaterSmart Landscape Design for Residents

As part of its continued efforts to promote outdoor water use efficiency, Olivenhain Municipal Water District is hosting a free landscape workshop on Tuesday, April 5, to assist residents in saving […]

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Brazil Looks to Local Agencies for Guidance in Water Management

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 10 March 2016:The San Elijo Joint Powers Authority (SEJPA)  and Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD) hosted delegates from Brazil, currently visiting California with the U.S. Department of State for ideas […]

Join OMWD for a Free California-Friendly Landscape Workshop

On Saturday, March 5, local residents can attend a free workshop on how to make their garden “California-Friendly.” This three-hour course will focus on water-use efficiency, using a holistic approach that […]

Government Finance Officers Association Recognizes OMWD’S 2016 Budget for Fifteenth Consecutive Year

At its January 27 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors accepted the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2015-2016 fiscal year budget document from the Government Finance Officers Association […]

OMWD Announces New Hours for Recycled Water Fill Station

Olivenhain Municipal Water District has announced new hours for its Recycled Water Fill Station, the first of its kind in San Diego County. The station, which initially opened in July, will […]