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What We Do

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District) was formed in 1954 as a regional agency to plan a long-range water supply for the San Bernardino Valley. It imports water into its service area through participation in the State Water Project (SWP) and manages groundwater storage within its boundaries. It was incorporated under the Municipal Water District Act of 1911 (California Water Code Section 71000 et seq., as amended). Its enabling act includes a broad range of powers to provide water, as well as wastewater and storm water disposal, recreation, and fire protection services. Valley District does not deliver water directly to retail water customers.  Read further about What We Do.

Who We Serve

Valley District covers about 353 square miles in southwestern San Bernardino County, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, and has a population of about 695,000. It spans the eastern two-thirds of the San Bernardino Valley, the Crafton Hills, and a portion of the Yucaipa Valley and includes the cities and communities of San Bernardino, Colton, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, Bloomington, Highland, East Highland, Mentone, Grand Terrace, and Yucaipa.  Learn more about Who We Serve.

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