East Valley Water District has been honored for making financial reports and other information easily accessible to the public.

It has been presented the Transparency Certificate of Excellence Award by the Special District Leadership Foundation.

“As a public agency committed to serving our community, we embrace our responsibility of making district information readily available,” said Board Chairman Chris Carrillo.

“We are honored to be recognized with this award.”

To receive the award, the district met essential governance transparency requirements, including creating a website transparency portal, holding ethics trainings for its directors and management, holding open and public meetings for community members to attend and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the state controller. This is the first time the district has received this award.

It has also been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association for transparency in financial documents.

For additional information visit eastvalley.org.

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The East Valley Water District Board and General Manager have not been transparent or answered the question since July 2017 for the following: " How much of the recycled water to be released from the proposed $140M Sterling Natural Resource Center (wastewater treatment facility) directly back into the ground at City Creek (to recharge the Bunkerhill water basin) will actually reach the water table???" Consider the following: 1) the June 2017 Draft Engineering report required by Title 22 California Water Boards was prepared by three private consultants, 2) The three private consultants stated the recycled water released by the SNRC at City Creek "has the potential to reach the water table," 3) No EVWD ratepayer will ever drink any recycled water from the SNRC as we were originally promised, 4) instead all of the recycled water will go right back into the ground at City Creek, BUT 5) the local EVWD ratepayer will be on the hook to repay the $140M to build the SNRC....we will be paying $140M plus interest for a project that EVWD refuses to disclose to the public a copy of the "amortization schedule" to repay the $140M loan, any plan to "post-audit" the SNRC project to determine if it is cost-effective like all engineering projects are required, and exactly how much of the "recycled water" will reach the water table???? If some outside engineering firm will go on RECORD to tell us how much and what percentage of the "recycled water" will reach the water table...is all we want to know? The EVWD Board and General Manager work for the ratepayer.


This Title 22 Engineering Report was prepared by RMC Water and Environment (RMC) with support from John Robinson Consulting, Inc. and GEOSCIENCE Support Services, Inc. as consultants to the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District), who is the Project Sponsor for the Sterling Natural Resource Center (SNRC or Project). This report supports the Project in compliance with the Water Recycling Criteria specified in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 3 (California Code of Regulations, 2015). Chapter 1 describes the background and goals of the Project.


The objective of this Title 22 Engineering Report is to demonstrate how the Project complies with the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 22, Division 4, Chapter 3, Water Recycled Criteria (CCR, 2014). Article 7, §60323 of these regulations requires that an Engineering Report be prepared and submitted to the Santa Ana RWQCB and the SWRCB DDW for approval prior to producing recycled water for reuse from a water reclamation plant. The purpose of this Engineering Report is to request regulatory approval for the Project and to form the basis for its NPDES permit.


In fact, on page 6-1, Section 6.1 City Creek states in part the following: “……The creek only flows periodically in response to rainstorm events. Since the channel bottom is unlined and runs over the unconsolidated sandy sediments of the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin, this portion of City Creek is likely a “losing stream”. A losing stream is condition where a significant percentage of surface flow will infiltrate into the unsaturated zone, potentially reaching the water table,”


Perhaps we should all write and call the Special District Leadership Foundation who made the award to EVWD and ask the question: "Did EVWD tell you how much of the recycled water from the SNRC will actually reach the water table?" It is 50-50 that the EVWD rate payer is looking at repaying $140M plus interest charges for a Boondoggle??? What happens is only 5% of the recycled water reaches the water table? I know what I will be advocating!

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