Public Utilities

  • With a population of more than 300,000, the City of Riverside is ranked as the 12th largest city in California and the 6th largest city in Southern California. The City is the seat of the 2nd fastest growing county in the nation and leads the region known as the Inland Empire in virtually every measure of economic power.

  • Since its formation in 1950, Eastern Municipal Water District has matured from a small, primarily agricultural-serving agency, to one whose major demands come from domestic customers. EMWD's mission is to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater management services to our community in an economical, efficient and responsible manner, now and in the future.

  • Established in 1961, Irvine Ranch Water District provides drinking water, sewage collection and treatment, recycled water, and urban runoff treatment to Central Orange County, California. IRWD encompasses nearly 181 square miles extending from the Pacific coast to the foothills. The District serves the City of Irvine and portions of the Cities of Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Newport Beach, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange and unincorporated Orange County.

  • The Otay Water District is a water, recycled water, and sewer service provider. The State Legislature authorized the establishment of the Otay Water District in 1956 as a California Special District under the provisions of the Municipal Water District Act of 1911. The Otay Water District is a "revenue neutral" public agency where each end user pays only his or her fair share of the District's costs of acquiring, treating, transporting, or the operation and maintenance of the public water, recycled water, or sewer facilities.

  • The Palmdale Water District was formed under the provisions of Division 11 of the Water Code of the State of California to supply irrigation water to the approximately 4,500 acres of agricultural land within its boundaries. Under this Code, the District's primary functions were, and continue to be, to acquire, control, conserve, store, and distribute water for the beneficial use of inhabitants and water users within the District.

  • Rancho California Water District is a local, independent “Special District,” organized and operating pursuant to the California Water Code. Because a wide range of general and special acts exist in state law, water special districts are governed by a large number of distinct statutory authorizations, which allows the District to provide designated water services.

  • The Santa Clara Valley Water District manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County’s 1.8 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams.

  • The State Public Works Board of California was created by the Legislature to oversee the fiscal matters associated with construction of projects for state agencies, and to select and acquire real property for state facilities and programs. The SPWB is also the issuer of lease-revenue bonds, which is a form of long term financing that is used to pay for capital projects.