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

In order to promote outdoor water use efficiency, Olivenhain Municipal Water District is hosting a free landscape workshop on Tuesday, August 28 to assist residents in transforming their yards into beautiful […]

OMWD to Hold Open House at 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on August 18

Event to include a free water-wise workshop and facility tours   Olivenhain Municipal Water District invites the public to attend its annual 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility open house on Saturday, […]

Carlsbad Resident Selected as Winner of California-Friendly Landscape Contest

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors honored David and Munira Coomber as OMWD’s 2018 winners of the annual Watersmart Landscape Contest at its June 20 meeting. The Coomber’s landscape features […]

OMWD Acknowledged for Financial Reporting Excellence for Twenty-Third Consecutive Year

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Finance Manager, Rainy Selamat, presented during the June 20 Board of Directors meeting the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers […]

North County Students Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Water Reclamation

Over 80 fourth-grade students from Reidy Creek Elementary School visited Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility on May 17 to learn about the important services that special districts […]

OMWD Congratulates Winners of the 2018 Water Awareness Poster Contest

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized the winners of the 2018 North County Water Agencies Water Awareness Poster Contest at its May 16 meeting. Fourth-grade students living or attending […]

Connect with Nature through Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s Thirteenth Annual Amateur Photography Contest

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and the Escondido Creek Conservancy invite amateur photographers of all ages to Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve for the thirteenth annual amateur photography contest which launched on Saturday, […]

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility Recognized as California’s Top Safety Plant for 2017

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility received the “Safety Small Plant of the Year” award from the California Water Environment Association during the statewide awards ceremony on April 20. In addition, […]

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Recycled Water Expansion Continues

Two More Homeowner Associations Now Online in Encinitas Olivenhain Municipal Water District began serving locally produced recycled water to the Village Park Recreation Club 2 and Villanitas Homeowner Association in Encinitas […]

OMWD Receives $650,000 in Grant Funding to Further Study Expansion of Its Local Water Supplies

Olivenhain Municipal Water District received notice yesterday that it has been awarded $650,000 in grant funding from California’s Department of Water Resources to continue exploring the feasibility of brackish groundwater desalination […]

OMWD’S 2018 Budget Recognized for Seventeenth Consecutive Year by Government Finance Officers Association

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors accepted at its March 7 meeting the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget document from the Government Finance Officers Association […]

OMWD’S 2018 Budget Recognized for Seventeenth Consecutive Year by Government Finance Officers Association

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors accepted at its March 7 meeting the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017-2018 fiscal year budget document from the Government Finance Officers Association […]

OMWD to Hold Poster, Video, and Field Trip Grant Contests for Local Students

Olivenhain Municipal Water District realizes that the path toward a sustainable future lies within today’s students and seeks to harness their creativity and imagination to increase awareness of the value of […]

Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Village Park Recycled Water Project Received Engineering Excellence Award

                                                                                            The American Council of Engineering Companies California named OMWD’s Village Park Recycled Water Project a 2018 Engineering Excellence Merit Award winner at last night’s award ceremony in Los Angeles. […]

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility Recognized for Safety

OMWD’s 4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility received the “Safety Small Plant of the Year” award from the San Diego section of the California Water Environment Association on Saturday, January 27 during […]

Olivenhain Municipal Water District Saves Green by Going Green

At its December board meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a two-year contract extension with 3 Phases Renewables to provide electrical services from 100 percent renewable sources […]

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 the Reserve […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]