Rowland Water Encourages Customers to Appreciate the Value of Water

May 14, 2021 – As a provider of a vital resource, Rowland Water District urges customers to take a few moments during May’s Water Awareness Month to think about what it takes to deliver the water that is essential to our daily lives.

This month-long event is designated as a time to recognize the importance of a clean and reliable water supply for drinking, cooking, cleaning, powering our economy and keeping us all healthy.

“Most people turn on the faucet and don’t think twice about how that water arrives at their homes or how significant it is in our daily lives,” said Rowland Water District General Manager Tom Coleman. “The simple act of turning a knob to get water actually requires a complex distribution network running behind the scenes and underground.”

Rowland Water District maintains more than 200 miles of drinking water pipes plus wells, pumps valves, treatment systems and reservoirs to deliver water to roughly 58,000 people every day. To keep this system operating at optimal performance, the District has committed to more than $3 million in capital improvement projects for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. As 2021 Infrastructure Week from May 10-14 comes to a close, Rowland Water District remains committed to investments that will improve systems and save ratepayers money over time.

Since the district relies primarily on imported water, it depends on the vast infrastructure of the State Water Project to provide water from Northern California and the Colorado River Aqueduct to bring water from the east. Thanks to these two vital projects, Rowland Water District enjoys access to water supplies that can meet the needs of our customers now and into the future.