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Looking Back to Move Forward

Post Date:01/23/2018 9:23 AM

To the Las Virgenes Community:

Celebrating 60 Years of Service - Looking Back to Move Forward

2018 is the 60th Anniversary of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Since 1958, we have served the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County with safe, clean and affordable water. Milestones like these provide an opportunity for reflecting upon past accomplishments to remember where we began, the journey to where we are and to responsibly plan for a challenging future.

Water has always been an important resource throughout California’s long history from the pioneer days to the harvesting of snowmelt through our aqueduct system to supporting the state’s important agricultural industry in the San Joaquin Valley. It truly is the most precious of resources.

The last few years challenged all of us to change both our perceptions and behavior regarding water and how we use it. With our weather patterns becoming more intense and variable due to climate change, long-term water reliability is a major focus of our water District. But we can’t do this alone; we need your continued help. Your tireless efforts over the last few years have proven that conservation can be a "California Way of Life".

Diversifying our water portfolio through innovative technologies, such as those proposed with our Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Triunfo, will help ensure that our communities and residents will consistently have access to our shared resource. In order to help our residents become even more water-efficient, LVMWD offers residents options that will help save water and money with free water saving devices that can be picked up at the District, free compost and recycled water pickups on Saturdays, and free home water audits.

In celebrating our 60th Anniversary, the District will honor partner organizations throughout the year to help us remember where we came from and how significant these relationships are to the future of our District and to those we serve.

I want to thank each of you for your daily efforts that help our communities continue to conserve water. We don’t know when the next drought will be but we do know that we can be prepared for it when it arrives. If you would like any additional information on water conservation, District programs, or the Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Triunfo, please visit our website at


David W. Pedersen. P.E.

General Manager
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District


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