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Central Basin Municipal Water District
Calleguas Municipal Water DistrictCentral Basin Municipal Water District
6252 Telegraph Road
Commerce, CA 90040-2512
(323) 201-5500
FAX (323) 201-5550
Web Site:
General Manager: Kevin Hunt
Representatives on Metropolitan board: Robert Apodaca
Leticia Vásquez
Date formed: December 1952
Joined Metropolitan: 1954
Service area: 227 square miles
Water sources for area served:
Local: 65%
Metropolitan: 35%
Water served:
Municipal & Industrial: 100%
Agricultural: 0%
Number of water purveyors the
district wholesales water to:


Cities served - Artesia, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, Commerce, Cudahy, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Park, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Signal Hill, South Gate, Vernon, Whittier and portions of Carson and Monterey Park. 

Unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County including City Terrace, East Los Angeles, Florence-Graham, Rancho Dominguez, Rosewood, South Whittier, Walnut Park and Willowbrook.   

Population: 2,000,000


To meet the water needs of its diverse population of more than 2 million, Central Basin MWD has developed an extensive network of local, state and federal partnerships to pull people and resources together to deliver successful solutions.  Central Basin MWD provides approximately 60,000 acre-feet per year of imported water to supplement local supplies and approximately 25,000 acre-feet per year of replenishment water for the Central Groundwater Basin.  With its focus on public service, Central Basin MWD works closely with cities and community-based organizations to identify innovative ways to enhance regional water reliability and quality.

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Page updated: February 10, 2015