Western Municipal Water District receives $200K federal grant for drought preparation, planning

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Western Municipal Water District received a $200,000 federal grant that the Riverside-based agency will invest in contingency planning to blunt the impacts of the next drought. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded the grant specifically to bolster the WMWD's drought preparation efforts, according to agency General Manager Craig Miller. ``Western works hard to pursue funding opportunities that complement and reduce the amount of customer dollars needed to pay for critical system enhancements and long-range planning projects,'' Miller said. ``We are proud of our track record of using customer revenue responsibly and look forward to continuing our work with the Bureau of Reclamation.'' The funds will be applied to efficiency efforts that promote water security and s
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