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Statement from Kevin L. Wattier, General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department, concerning an expected Associated Press (AP) news story on pharmaceuticals in the nation’s drinking water supply.

Southern California Imported Water Source Cited in Associated Press Report on Pharmaceuticals

LONG BEACH, CA - The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a southern California imported water supply source tested positive for two specific trace pharmaceutical compounds: Mebprobamatem, an anti-anxiety medication and Phenytoin, an anti-epileptic medication.

Imported Water Rates Increasing 14%

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approved a 9.8 percent increase in the district’s base wholesale water rate, as well as a special surcharge to purchase additional supplies.

Upload Your Waster Waster Video Now! See your video on network cable television this Summer

LONG BEACH, CA - The Long Beach Water Department, joined by marketing partners; The Surfrider Foundation; and Professor Alan Jacobs of California State University Long Beach’s Film & Electronic Arts Department, is inviting the world to submit 30-second videos on the need to Stop Wasting Water.

Official: “Deliveries to Millions of Californians will be Far Below Normal This Year”

LONG BEACH, CA - Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners have renewed their call for immediate, extraordinary conservation measures after the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced that despite a normal snow pack, the water supply outlook for southern California remains poor.

Long Beach Water Commission Urges Increased, Regional Action on Water Conservation

LONG BEACH, CA - The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners have again renewed their call for a more aggressive, regional effort to conserve water. As the summer heat approaches, demand for water throughout southern California is going to increase.