Letter to Editor

EMWD sets record straight on water banking

Media Relations Officer, Eastern Municipal Water DistrictFebruary 19, 2014 

On behalf of Eastern Municipal Water District, we would like to set the record straight regarding Ms. Cindy Steinbeck’s guest column on the water rights of residents within the Paso Robles and Kern County regions. Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District has never conducted groundwater banking within the Paso Robles or Kern County regions. While the law firm of Lemieux & O’Neill do serve as outside legal counsel for EMWD, the letter Ms. Steinbeck describes that was distributed to landowners in the region was not drafted or delivered on behalf of EMWD. It is disappointing that Ms. Steinbeck repeatedly erred in this information.

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