District Recognized For Continued Dedication To Promoting Good Governance

June 4, 2018– Rowland Water District (RWD) is proud to announce it has garnered the 2018 Transparency Certificate of Excellence, courtesy of the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF). To receive the award, a special district must exemplify essential governance transparency requirements, such as conducting ethics training for board members, conducting open and public meetings, and filing timely financial transactions and compensation reports with the State Controller.

“We are humbled that the SDLF has seen fit to recognize the District in this esteemed manner,” says Szu Pei Lu-Yang, Rowland Water Board President. “This award is a tangible acknowledgement of our ongoing efforts at transparency in our interaction with customers, and demonstrates Rowland Water’s commitment to engaging the public in critical water issues that directly impact them.”

Special districts like Rowland Water are independent public agencies established by the voters to deliver core local services such as water, wastewater treatment, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, and more. Rowland Water District currently delivers 14 million gallons of safe drinking water to nearly 55,000 people each day.

“We are continually committed to being accessible to our customers, and to help empower them with quality information, including ongoing consumer initiatives like ‘Fix-a-Leak Week,’ in order for them to make the best water-related decisions for their households,” adds Lu-Yang.

SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization which provides oversight to ensure good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs. Rowland Water is pleased to be among the dozens of public agencies recognized every year by SDLF.

To learn more about Rowland Water District, visit the District’s website at www.rowlandwater.com


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