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Posted on: October 17, 2019

MMWD adopts a plan for vegetation management to reduce fire risk

The Biodiversity, Fire, and Fuels Integrated Plan (BFFIP) was approved after years of environmental reviews on the state and local levels, and an extensive series of public hearings, meetings and comment periods. Read more here.

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Preparing for a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff

During the 2019 fire season, PG&E may begin proactively turning off power in designated areas when there is a high risk of a wildfire. PG&E will determine which areas and customers are affected based on several factors, including weather condition...

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News Release
Posted on: September 16, 2019

New Rates in Effect

New Rates in EffectThe Marin Municipal Water District recently raised water rates to continue to provide high-quality water to our customers. The new rates will fund critical improvements to our aging pipelines and ensure the protection of 22,000 acres of...

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News Release
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Have you noticed a difference in the taste of your water lately?

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Have you noticed a difference in the taste of your water lately? Occasionally in the summer months when the weather is warm, our reservoirs experience algae blooms that may change the way the water tastes and smells. Our treatment plants do a great job re...

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News Release
Posted on: May 6, 2019

MMWD Replacing Pipeline in Ross and San Anselmo

MMWD is installing new pipelines in Baywood Avenue, Crest Road and Wellington Avenue in the Towns of San Anselmo and Ross. The new water pipelines, replacing pipe installed as early as 1903, will be better able to withstand an earthquake and improves fire...

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News Release
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Apply to Serve on MMWD'S Citizen Advisory Committee on Ebikes

The purpose of the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is to provide a citizens' perspective on the potential usage of e-bikes on MMWD’s watershed lands. MMWD will review applications and select members to ensure a diverse array of stakeholders. A...

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News Release
Posted on: April 8, 2019

MMWD Replacing Pipeline in San Anselmo

MMWD is replacing approximately 50 feet of 6-inch welded steel pipe and 51 water service laterals on Bolinas Avenue between San Anselmo Avenue and Kensington Road. This project is in coordination with the Towns of San Anselmo and Ross Storm Drainage Impro...

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News Release
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Marin Municipal Water District Replacing Over a Mile of 111-year-old Pipeline in Mill Valley

MMWD will install new pipelines in various streets including Rosemont Avenue, Greenhill Road and Almonte Boulevard in the unincorporated communities of Almonte and Homestead. The new water pipelines will replace leak-prone cast iron pipe installed as earl...

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News Release
Posted on: January 31, 2019

2019 Water Main Cleaning Schedule

As recommended by the California Department of Public Health, MMWD cleans approximately 20 percent of its water mains each year to remove sediment buildup in transmission and distribution pipelines because this buildup can impair water quality. Sediment b...

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News Release
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Scholarship Applications Due February 8, 2019 for MMWD Water Scholars Program

The deadline is fast approaching for the Marin Municipal Water District's Water Scholars Program. MMWD invites high school seniors to share their ideas about the importance of clean water, water conservation and watershed preservation in an original essay...

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News Release
Posted on: October 29, 2018

MMWD Replacing Pipeline in Town of San Anselmo

In November 2018 MMWD will install a new pipeline in the Town of San Anselmo on San Francisco Boulevard. We will replace pipeline installed as early as 1951 ahead of the Town’s repaving project. The new pipes will be better able to withstand an ...

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News Release
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Marin Municipal Water District Selects Ben Horenstein as General Manager

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Following an extensive nationwide search, the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has selected Ben Horenstein for the position of General Manager. MMWD’s Board of Directors will approve Mr. Horenstein’s contract at the Tuesday, November 13 board meeting...

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News Release
Posted on: October 3, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about Ebikes

Why did MMWD post new signs about ebikes?The signs were posted in response to trail conflict comments and concerns that MMWD has received in regard to the growing number of ebikes on watershed trails. The signs clarify the existing rules MMWD has in our L...

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News Release
Posted on: September 25, 2018

MMWD Installing New Pipelines in San Rafael in Coordination with SMART

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MMWD will install new pipelines at Rice Drive near the intersection of West Francisco Blvd in the City of San Rafael. The new water pipeline will be installed in coordination with SMART and the City of San Rafael’s railroad crossing and road rea...

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News Release
Posted on: September 25, 2018

MMWD Replacing 115-Year-Old Pipelines in Town of Ross

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MMWD will install new pipelines on Canyon Road, Pomeroy Road, Newell Road and Monte Alegre Road in the Town of Ross. This project replaces pipelines installed as early as 1903. The new pipelines will be better able to withstand an earthquake and improve f...

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News Release
Posted on: September 25, 2018

MMWD Improving Fire Flow Capacity on Southwood Avenue in Ross

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MMWD will install new pipelines in the Town of Ross on Southwood Avenue. This project replaces pipelines installed as early as 1903. The new pipelines will be better able to withstand an earthquake and improve fire flow capacity.MMWD and the contractor, M...

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News Release
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Red Flag Warning in Effect for MMWD Lands

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and other parts of the Bay Area, which is in effect from 11 p.m. Wednesday, September 19 to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 20. This supersedes the Fire Weather Watch that w...

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News Release
Posted on: August 9, 2018

MMWD Continues Resilient Forest Project Work

Beginning August 13 through November the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will continue work on the Resilient Forest Project. MMWD’s contractor, Mountain Enterprise, will be working on forest plots off of Bolinas Ridge Road just north of th...

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News Release
Posted on: August 3, 2018

MMWD Installing New Pipelines in Sun Valley Neighborhood of San Rafael

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Beginning early August, MMWD will install new pipelines in the City of San Rafael’s Sun Valley neighborhood. We will replace pipelines installed as early as 1916 on California Street, Center Street, Eye Street and Forbes Avenue. The new pipes wi...

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News Release
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Repairs to Begin on Numerous Slides on Mt. Tam Watershed

Remember those storms last winter? Well, they caused quite a few landslides on critical access roads on Mt. Tam. We are working hard to repair these slides to restore access for emergency vehicles and ensure the safety of hikers, bikers and equestrians th...

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News Release
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Red Flag Warning Issued for the Mt. Tam Watershed

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the Mt. Tam Watershed from 11 p.m. Friday, June 29 through 11 p.m. Saturday, June 30. A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds are expected to combine to produce an increased ri...

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News Release
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Red Flag Warning Issued for Mt. Tam

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the Mt. Tam Watershed from 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 through 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24. A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidity, and strong winds are expected to combine to produce an increased ris...

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News Release
Posted on: June 1, 2018

MMWD to Replace 109-Year-Old Pipelines in Sausalito

MMWD will install new pipelines in various streets including Filbert Avenue, Spencer Avenue and San Carlos Avenue in the City of Sausalito. The new pipelines will replace pipes installed as early as 1909. This project is part of our Fire Flow Improvement ...

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News Release
Posted on: April 20, 2018

MMWD Replacing 90-year-old Pipeline in San Anselmo

MMWD will install new pipelines in various streets including Butterfield Road, Willow Way, Fairview Court, Rosemont Avenue, Arroyo Avenue, and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the Town of San Anselmo. The new water pipelines will replace leak-prone cast iro...

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News Release
Posted on: March 30, 2018

MMWD to Install Pipelines to Improve Fire Flow in San Rafael

MMWD will install new pipelines in various streets including Knoll Way, Oak View Drive and Ranch Road in the San Rafael community of Los Ranchitos. The new water pipelines are part of our Fire Flow Improvement Program, which is an ongoing multi-year voter...

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News Release
Posted on: March 30, 2018

MMWD to Install New Pipeline in Larkspur

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This month MMWD will install new pipeline in the City of Larkspur on Riviera Circle, Via La Brisa, Doherty Drive, and Lucky Drive. The new pipeline will be installed ahead of the City’s road reconstruction work, and replace 55-year-old fire flow...

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News Release
Posted on: March 12, 2018

MMWD to Replace Fire Flow Deficient Pipe in San Anselmo

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This month MMWD will install new pipeline in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood of San Anselmo on Van Tassel Court and the intersection of Van Tassel Court and Irving Drive. The new pipeline will replace 70-year-old fire flow deficient pipeline, and will be b...

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News Release
Posted on: January 29, 2018

MMWD Replacing 70- year-old pipeline in Mill Valley

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MMWD is installing new pipeline on Stanford Avenue, Princeton Avenue, Cleveland Avenue and California Avenue in the Almonte Community. This project also includes the replacement of pipeline on Lomita Drive in the Alto Community. Both the Almonte and Alto ...

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News Release
Posted on: January 8, 2018

MMWD Replacing 90-year-old pipeline in San Anselmo

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Beginning mid-January, MMWD will install new pipeline on Meadowcroft Drive, Morningside Drive, Brookside Drive, Stone Court and Brookside Court in San Anselmo. The new water pipeline will replace leak-prone pipe installed as early as 1928 and will be bett...

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News Release
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Red Flag Warning Issued for Mt. Tam

Due to high fire risk, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 10 p.m. Friday, December 15 through 10 a.m. Sunday, December 17.

•MMWD's Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands are closed to public motor vehicle traffic on Sky Oaks Ro...

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News Release
Posted on: December 13, 2017

MMWD Surpasses $100 Million Investment in Fire Flow Improvements

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The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has invested over $100M to increase our water distribution system’s ability to provide water for fire protection and to strengthen the system in the event of an earthquake.

Fire flow is the term firefight...

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News Release
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Temporary Road Closure: Eldridge Grade Fire Road

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The Eldridge Grade Fire Road, located on Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands south of the Bon Tempe Treatment Plant, sustained damage from a landslide in last winter's storms. MMWD is prioritizing repairs on this road in order to stabilize the 30-inch Southern ...

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News Release
Posted on: September 28, 2017

MMWD to Install New Pipeline in Tiburon to Improve Fire Flow

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Beginning late September, MMWD will install new pipeline on Trestle Glen Boulevard and Paradise Drive in the Town of Tiburon. The new water pipeline will replace leak-prone pipe installed as early as 1939 and supplies water to the Town of Tiburon and unin...

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News Release
Posted on: September 20, 2017

Meet the Trail Partners and Visit the Historic Log Cabin at Phoenix Lake

Join us from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday, September 30th at the Log Cabin at Phoenix Lake, which will be open to the public for the first time in over 10 years.

Visit the Trail Partners’ Slow and Say Hello! outpost to get all of your...

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News Release
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Restoration of Mt. Tamalpais’ West Peak Underway

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The tallest of Mt. Tamalpais’ three pinnacles, West Peak was leveled in the 1950s to create an Air Force base to defend San Francisco against a Cold War nuclear attack. The military eventually closed the base in the 1980s, leaving just under 10 ...

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News Release
Posted on: September 8, 2017

MMWD Releases Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for Azalea Hill Restoration

On Friday, September 8, 2017, the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) released an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the “Amendment of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Road and Trail Management Plan – Restoratio...

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News Release
Posted on: December 8, 2016

MMWD to Construct New Pump Station to Better Connect Water Distribution System

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will begin construction of a new pump station near the district’s Smith Saddle Tanks at the Smith Ridge Fire Road in the Town of Fairfax. This new pump station will increase water supply reliability by conne...

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News Release
Posted on: December 1, 2016

MMWD Closes Successful Refinancing Deal and Earns Credit Rating Upgrade

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the Marin Municipal Water District closed a successful $30.2 million revenue bond sale to take advantage of favorable interest rates and refinance revenue bonds issued in 2010.  The refinancing created an opportun...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Slow Zone Program Begins at Mt. Tam’s Lake Lagunitas

In April a new program called “Slow Zone” will begin on some of the roads and trails around Lake Lagunitas on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed in Marin County. The goal of the Slow Zone program is to increase visitor safety and to reduce trail user conflicts. ...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: April 4, 2016

MMWD Releases Draft Urban Water Management Plan for Public Review

Public Hearings on Plan Set for MMWD Board Meetings of April 19 and May 17

The Marin Municipal Water District is releasing the district’s draft 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) for public review and input. The UWMP is a long-range plan that the ...Read on...

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