Earlier this month in the aftermath of Gubernatorial Drought Mandates and State Water Resources Control Board Regulation without a parachute, we somehow managed to avoid and evade some major concerns that were for a time up in the air. Much of it was in thanks to our partners and partnerships with both the Eastern and Western Municipal Water Districts. There probably has never been a better time, and hopefully there never will be again, for them to come together and provide a tag team presentation with a regional focus on where we landed once all things were adopted.
The picture painted was that calm and reason continue to rule the day. As we have all been aware, it is now apparent that lush green front lawns in Riverside County are a thing of the past and soon so too will be any grass in an area dubbed as “non-functional” such as medians and commercial aesthetic displays. WMWD General Manager John Rossi focused on much of these changes and EMWD General Manager Paul Jones dialed in on a recent concern with new homebuyers caught in the gap meaning, those that purchased their home before everything hit the fan expecting green lawns but at risk of being denied what was promised. This was where our partnership with EMWD and TLMA Partner Juan Perez played a crucial role at pragmatically solving the dilemma.
The timeliness of the event packed the room with members, guests and elected officials from throughout the County as this issue has sucked practically all of the air out of the room for all other issues it was definitely a draw. Thank you to the Riverside County Flood Control & Water Conservation District for their generous sponsorship of this event and helping to make it possible.