WHO WE ARE
Foothill Municipal Water District (FMWD) was incorporated on January 7, 1952 to help meet the increased water needs of the rapidly growing foothill communities following the end of World War II. Water leaders, and ultimately voters, saw the need to supplement local groundwater with water imported by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). At that time, Metropolitan had been delivering Colorado River water into the Southern California region for about 10 years through its Colorado River Aqueduct. Since then, Metropolitan also began receiving water from the California State Water Project in 1972. Foothill officially joined Metropolitan in 1953 and today is one its 26 member agencies. Director Jim Edwards represents Foothill on the MWD Board of Directors.
Foothill Municipal Water District policies are set by a five-person board of directors elected by residents in the five divisions that comprise the District's service area.
Foothill Municipal Water District will reliably deliver quality water to its member agencies in a cost-efficient manner to meet their projected demands.
Foothill Municipal Water District covers about 22 square miles in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, bordered between the City of Pasadena on the east and the City of Glendale on the south and west. The District serves approximately 86,000 people through its own member agencies.
While a majority of these agencies pump local groundwater, they may purchase additional water from Foothill to meet their demands. Foothill takes delivery of water from Metropolitan at a connection near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and must pump in up into its service area to deliver to its member agencies. Before reaching Foothill, the imported water has been treated to drinking water quality by Metropolitan.
As Foothill once provided only about 20 percent of the water needed to satisfy demand in its service area, today it supplies more than half of the region's annual demand. A demand study conducted in 1994 projected that Foothill would be delivering 9,522 acre-feet a year by 2004. Actual deliveries made by Foothill in 2004 exceeded 13,000 acre-feet (one acre-foot is enough water to supply two average families for one year in and around the home).
Kinneloa Irrigation District (takes no water from FMWD)
Las Flores Water Company
Lincoln Avenue Water Company
Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
La Cañada Irrigation District
Mesa Crest Water Company
Valley Water Company
Crescenta Valley Water District