For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nisha Ajmani
May 19, 2022
Special Districts Support Communities With Water Delivery and Other Vital Services
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District remains dedicated to customers, service and stewardship
Beaumont, CA – From dependable water service and quality assurance to storm response and drought preparation, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District is proud to provide essential services to area residents as a special district. In honor of Special Districts Week, May 15-21, 2022, BCVWD is urging customers to engage with the community and local government.
Special districts play a fundamental role in ensuring the smooth operation of communities around the country. More than 2,000 special districts in California provide millions of people with clean drinking water, healthcare, transit, sanitation, fire protection, electricity, parks and recreation, road maintenance and other vital public services.
“The past few years have proven that even during emergencies such as wildfires, the COVID-19 pandemic, winter storm flooding and extreme drought, BCVWD is here for its customers,” said Vice President Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We not only continued to provide safe, reliable water, we took action to protect our community, customers and water supplies.”
Special districts are local government entities governed by residents through locally elected or appointed boards. These districts provide specialized services and public works projects such as airports, street lighting, and water treatment facilities.
BCVWD was formed in 1919 to provide irrigation water to local farmlands. Today, the District provides water via a public water system to a population of approximately 59,000.
Community members are encouraged to get involved with the District by attending Board meetings. The meetings are open to the public and take place the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m., virtually or in person at 560 Magnolia Avenue in Beaumont. Agendas and meeting details are available online at bcvwd.org. “Our ability to successfully serve residents depends on community engagement, and we encourage our customers to make their voices heard and take part in the government process,” said Director Daniel Slawson, on behalf of the Board of Directors
Special Districts Week 2022 is on track to be adopted by the State Legislature with approval of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 180, which was sponsored by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA). For more information, visit bcvwd.org.
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District was formed in 1919 and is governed by a publicly elected five-member Board of Directors. BCVWD is an independent special district that provides water service to 59,000 customers in a 28-square-mile service area.
Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Avenue, Beaumont, CA 92223