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Gloria D. Gray, a Los Angeles County water official with extensive experience in state, regional and local water issues, was today elected chairwoman of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Gray, who has represented West Basin Municipal Water District on the 38-member Metropolitan board since April 2009, will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. She is the first African American to lead the board and only the second woman to do so in the district’s 90-year history. She succeeds outgoing Chairman Randy Record, who has led the board since May 2014.

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MONROVIA, CA – The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is planning a day of water conservation fun for families of the San Gabriel Valley.  Waterfest 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 13th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Arcadia County Park, located at 405 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia.

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MONROVIA, CA – On June 19, 2018, the Board of Directors for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) honored 20 San Gabriel Valley students who submitted award-winning entries to Upper District’s annual “Water is Life” art contest.

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MONROVIA, CA – Royall K. Brown, former Board Member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away. Director Brown served on the Upper District Board for four years from 1988 to 1992, representing Division 3, which now includes Avocado Heights, Bassett, City of Industry, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, North Whittier, Spy Glass Hill, Valinda and West Covina.

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April 10, 2018
METROPOLITAN BOARD APPROVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR FULL-SCALE, TWO-TUNNEL CALIFORNIA WATERFIX

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted today to provide the additional financing necessary to allow for the construction of the full California WaterFix project.
The board authorized $10.8 billion for the project to modernize the state’s aging water delivery system, making Metropolitan the primary investor in the project and more than doubling the agency’s initially planned investment to ensure the project is completed as originally proposed and studied.

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Upper District Announces Thomas Love As New General Manager

MONROVIA, CA – The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Thomas Love as the General Manager. Mr. Love brings considerable expertise to Upper District with over thirty years of experience in public agency management, engineering, and operations in both the water and wastewater industries.

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UPPER SAN GABRIEL VALLEY MWD BOARD OF DIRECTORS
APPOINT PRESIDENT TO A SECOND TERM

MONROVIA, CA – At the first board meeting of 2018, the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) Board of Directors conducted its annual selection of officers. Director Ed Chavez was appointed to a second year as president by unanimous vote.
“It is an honor to represent the community as the Upper District board president,” Chavez said. “Together, with my fellow board members, we will continue to fulfill our commitment of ensuring reliable water supplies for the future and sustainability of the Main San Gabriel Basin.”

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Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Marvin Cichy Passes Away

MONROVIA, CA – Marvin J. Cichy, former Board member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away. Director Cichy served on the Upper District Board for twelve years, from 1990 through December 2002, representing Division 5 which included the cities of Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa, Monrovia, Baldwin Park, a portion of El Monte and Temple City.

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MONROVIA, CA – Frank F. Forbes, former Board member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away.  Director Forbes served on the Upper District Board for sixteen years, from 1992 through December 2008, representing the residents of Division 2 which include the cities of South Pasadena, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Arcadia and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

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Upper District Hosts Annual Family Festival, Honors Water Smart School Districts in the San Gabriel Valley

MONROVIA, CA – Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) is ready to celebrate water conservation on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Waterfest 2017 at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Park! Upper District is hosting its annual Waterfest 2017 in partnership with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. WaterFest is a community outreach event focused on educating residents on water conservation and environmental stewardship.

This year, Upper District will honor five school districts from within our service territory with the San Gabriel Valley Water Smart award. Monrovia Unified School District, Bassett Unified School District, El Monte Union High School District, West Covina Unified School District and San Gabriel Unified School District have achieved significant reductions in their water usage through their participation in Upper District’s Large Landscape Survey & Retrofit program. Upper District is proud to present this award and honor local legislators, cities, businesses and school districts from the San Gabriel Valley who are leading examples in water conservation.

“Honoring these school districts is our way of thanking them for their environmental stewardship and reducing their water footprint by retrofitting their large turf areas,” said Upper District Board President Ed Chavez. “WaterFest is the perfect community event to honor these San Gabriel Valley school districts who have headed the call to become more water efficient.”

Over 50 exhibitor booths focused on water sustainability and environmental stewardship will be set up to educate and entertain residents of all ages. There will be food trucks, raffle prizes, activities and giveaways. Waterfest will also have cheer competition for the LA County Parks and Recreation Department’s cheerleading teams. Over 500 cheerleaders will participate and each team will have one minute to perform a water conservation-themed cheer. The top three teams will receive a 2017 WaterFest trophy.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 10am – 2pm at Santa Fe Dam Recreation Park, located at 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale.