2017 News

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

OMWD’s Board of Directors honored local photographers for their winning images in our Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve‘s twelfth annual amateur photo contest at its November 8 meeting. OMWD operates EFRR through […]

OMWD Hosts Native Plant Workshop on October 19

Area residents are invited to attend a free workshop at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center Honoring Susan J. Varty on Thursday, October 19, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The workshop is […]

OMWD Recognized for Government Transparency and Sound Business Practices

Olivenhain Municipal Water District was recognized today at the California Special Districts Association conference in Monterey for achieving the “District of Distinction” biennial accreditation for the fifth time. This recognition by […]

Water Districts Partner to Offer Rainwater Harvesting Workshop and Rain Barrel Sale on October 11

Residents interested in learning how to harvest rainwater are invited to attend a free rain harvesting workshop hosted by Olivenhain Municipal Water District in collaboration with San Dieguito Water District and […]

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

As part of its continued efforts to promote outdoor water use efficiency, Olivenhain Municipal Water District is hosting a free landscape workshop on Tuesday, August 29, to assist residents in transforming […]

OMWD Hosts Open House at 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on August 5

Olivenhain Municipal Water District invites members of the public to attend the annual 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility open house on Saturday, August 5. The event is free of charge, and […]

OMWD Commends Local Winners of Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest

At its May 31 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized its winners of the 2017 North County Water Agencies Water Awareness Poster Contest. Over 30 fourth graders who […]

California’s Assembly Recognizes Importance of Recycled and Reuse Water and Passes AB 869

On Tuesday, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 869, introduced by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, with bipartisan support. The bill protects recycled water from water use restrictions proposed by the […]

Bill to Protect Millions Invested in Recycled Water Unanimously Passes Second Legislative Hurdle

Wednesday, the California State Assembly Committee on Appropriations passed Assembly Bill 869, introduced by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, with unanimous, bipartisan support. The bill exempts recycled water from calculations proposed by […]

OMWD Wins Financial Reporting Excellence Award for Twenty-Second Consecutive Year

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

OMWD’s Village Park Recycled Water Project and Rancho Santa Fe Farms Road Realignment Project Receive Honors from American Public Works Association

The American Public Works Association’s San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter recognized OMWD’s Village Park Recycled Water Project and Rancho Santa Fe Farms Road Realignment Project with Honor Awards today at […]

Photographers Invited to Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve for Twelfth Annual Photo Contest

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

OMWD Encouraged by Governor Brown’s Repeal of Drought-Related State of Emergency

Encinitas, CA—On April 7, Governor Brown rescinded California’s drought-related state of emergency for most counties in light of improved hydrological conditions. Though putting an end to the declared emergency in our […]

OMWD to Be Recognized as “District of Distinction” and Awarded Transparency Certificate of Excellence

Olivenhain Municipal Water District staff notified the Board of Directors at its March 29 meeting that it will receive the “District of Distinction” accreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation at […]

OMWD’s Budget Recognized for Sixteenth Consecutive Year by Government Finance Officers Association

At its February 15 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Director’s accepted the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2016-2017 fiscal year budget document from the Government Finance Officers Association […]

OMWD Customers Continue to Conserve without State Mandated Reduction Target

Final calculations of Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s 2016 water use shows an overall reduction of 15 percent when compared to 2013 usage, demonstrating how customers continued to make conservation a way […]

Larry Watt Returns to Past Position of President of OMWD

On Wednesday, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s board director Larry Watt presided over his first meeting of 2017 as president. President Watt was sworn in with directors Edmund Sprague and Christy Guerin […]