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West Basin to Hold Drought Town Hall Meeting
By Sentinel News Service
Published August 12, 2015
“The town hall is an opportunity for our local residents and businesses to learn how mandated water restrictions are impacting their communities, and how everyone as a whole can work together to save more water,” said West Basin Board President Gloria D. Gray about the upcoming West Basin town hall meeting in Inglewood on August 15. (file photo)

“The town hall is an opportunity for our local residents and businesses to learn how mandated water restrictions are impacting their communities, and how everyone as a whole can work together to save more water,” said West Basin Board President Gloria D. Gray about the upcoming West Basin town hall meeting in Inglewood on August 15. (file photo)

The West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors will host a town hall meeting August 15 in Inglewood, to discuss the drought and how local water agencies can assist residents in saving water. The meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the Hollywood Park hotel. Community members from West Basin’s service area are invited to learn about the latest drought updates and water-saving tips that will help meet Governor Jerry Brown’s call for a statewide 25% reduction in water use.

As a wholesale water agency serving a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu, West Basin is working hard to meet the Governor’s water reduction goals, officials said. Throughout its service area, West Basin residents are being asked to cut water use by 12 percent to as high as 36 percent, and the town hall event will address how to meet these goals and set the stage for a more water-efficient future.

“The town hall is an opportunity for our local residents and businesses to learn how mandated water restrictions are impacting their communities, and how everyone as a whole can work together to save more water,” said West Basin Board President Gloria D. Gray. “As we are experiencing the worst drought in recorded history, we must all do our part to help ensure a more reliable water future.”

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. plans to kick off the event, providing remarks and welcoming attendees to the city. Representatives from Golden State Water Company, California Water Service Company, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, along with West Basin water experts, will be in attendance to provide an update on statewide and local water supplies, free water conservation programs and rebates, and to answer questions from the public.

Community members are encouraged to RSVP by Aug. 7 by visiting www.westbasin.org/townhall.

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