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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Watershed Information

Effective June 1, vehicles and parking will be allowed again on the watershed under the recent county health order. Visitors must comply with social distancing requirements of 6 feet or more. If you are sick or if you have a fever, please do not visit the...

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Learn more about our response to COVID-19... News Release
Posted on: April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Does Not Affect Your Water

With state and county public health orders requiring us to “shelter in place” in response to the COVID-19 crisis, it is understandable to see a high level of anxiety and uncertainty. These are uncharted waters, and we don’t k...

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News Release
Posted on: April 10, 2020

We Can Help With Your Bill

We understand that these are difficult times, and we’re here to help. We know how important it is for you to have access to water during this health crisis. Rest assured that during the COVID-19 crisis, we will not shutoff your water due to non-...

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Additional Info... News Release
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Update

With health officials urging closures and restrictions to public services due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that your water supply is safe, and reliable.

The district’s water supply is not affected by the virus, and it cont...

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Learn more about our response to COVID-19... News Release
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Marin Municipal Water District Offices Closure Alert

Due to public health officials’ concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus, Marin Municipal Water District offices, including our Customer Service and Watershed offices, will be closed to the public effective March 18 until further notice. The...

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News Release
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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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