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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’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Encinitas, CA—On April 7, Governor Brown rescinded California’s drought-related state of emergency for most counties in light of improved hydrological conditions.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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]