The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) presented its 2011 Outstanding Ground Water Project Awards, with its Ground Water Protection Award going to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) for its Regional Groundwater Monitoring Program.
than 50 years, WRD has been managing the ground water replenishment and water-quality
activities for the Central Groundwater Basin
and the West Coast Groundwater Basin
for the benefit of 4 million residents in south Los Angeles County.
The analyses of information from the WRD Regional Groundwater Monitoring
program helps the district plan and implement projects and programs to increase
recycled water use, prevent seawater intrusion and capture and conserve storm water.
Regional Groundwater Monitoring Program includes 300 dedicated monitoring wells
where ground water levels and ground water quality are tracked and analyzed.
The district compiles an annual report to convey the ground water monitoring
results to the public and regulatory agencies.
foresight WRD had 50 years ago to keep track of ground water conditions is
paying huge dividends today," board member Albert Robles said while
receiving the award. "We are proud to now operate one of the most
sophisticated ground water monitoring and database programs in the country.
Great to see WRD receiving recognition for its programs."
a publicly elected board of directors, the Water Replenishment District of
Southern California is the regional ground water management agency that
protects and preserves the quantity and quality of ground water for two of the
most utilized urban basins in California.
The service area is home to more than 10 percent of California's
population residing in 43 cities in southern Los Angeles County.
information, visit WRD at www.wrd.org.
WRD Wins NGWA's 2011 Ground Water Protection Award
December 2, 2011