News For and About the CA-NV AWWA Community
Eastern MWD Announces 2014 “Tap Into”
Campaign Riverside County’s largest water agency
kicks off a new campaign that will promote the
quality, reliability and value of drinking tap water. The
campaign, initiated by EMWD and in partnership
with Western Municipal Water District, Riverside
Public Utilities, Rancho California Water District,
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and Corona
Department of Water and Power, is designed to bring
awareness to the quality, reliability and value of tap
water. Tap Into stations will be installed at several
recreational facilities in 2014, allowing guests to fill
their reusable bottles free-of-charge.
Rowland Water District Names New Assistant
General Manager Rowland Water District (RWD)
is pleased to announce that Tom Coleman has joined
the district as Assistant General Manager. Coleman
recently served as the Executive Director of Bellflower
Somerset Mutual Water Company in Bellflower,
CA He spent six years as General Manager of
Orchard Dale Water District in Whittier, CA and eight
years in various water management positions with
the City of Alhambra. Coleman holds certifications in
multiple areas including treatment, delivery, resource
management and leadership.
Girish Balachandran has been named
General Manager at Riverside Public Utilities.
Balachandran has 23 years of experience with
municipal water, electric and natural gas utilities. He
began his career with Pasadena Water and Power and
has been General Manager at Alameda Municipal
Power since 2007. Balachandran replaces David Wright.
East Valley Water District Moves to New Facility
The district’s new Headquarters Campus will house
all staff, including Customer Service, Engineering,
Administration, Water Maintenance and Production.
The site will also include amenities to host community
events, a water conservation demonstration garden
and an active citrus grove. “For over 20 years, East
Valley Water District has been working diligently to
move into a building that is designed to help us serve
this community,” said Board Chair Matt LeVesque.
“Two years ago, we set an ambitious goal to complete
this project and we are proud to be finished almost
two months ahead of schedule.” S