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Posted on: June 1, 2018

MMWD to Replace 109-Year-Old Pipelines in Sausalito

MMWD will install new pipelines in various streets including Filbert Avenue, Spencer Avenue and San Carlos Avenue in the City of Sausalito. The new pipelines will replace pipes installed as early as 1909. This project is part of our Fire Flow Improvement ...

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News Release
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Five Marin High School Seniors Awarded $1,000 Water Scholarships

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The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has awarded $1,000 scholarships to five graduating high school seniors within its service area. The awards, presented through MMWD’s new Water Scholars Program, were announced at the district’s board meeting on Tu...

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News Release
Posted on: April 20, 2018

MMWD Replacing 90-year-old Pipeline in San Anselmo

MMWD will install new pipelines in various streets including Butterfield Road, Willow Way, Fairview Court, Rosemont Avenue, Arroyo Avenue, and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the Town of San Anselmo. The new water pipelines will replace leak-prone cast iro...

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News Release
Posted on: March 30, 2018

MMWD to Install Pipelines to Improve Fire Flow in San Rafael

MMWD will install new pipelines in various streets including Knoll Way, Oak View Drive and Ranch Road in the San Rafael community of Los Ranchitos. The new water pipelines are part of our Fire Flow Improvement Program, which is an ongoing multi-year voter...

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News Release
Posted on: March 30, 2018

MMWD to Install New Pipeline in Larkspur

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This month MMWD will install new pipeline in the City of Larkspur on Riviera Circle, Via La Brisa, Doherty Drive, and Lucky Drive. The new pipeline will be installed ahead of the City’s road reconstruction work, and replace 55-year-old fire flow...

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News Release
Posted on: March 12, 2018

MMWD to Replace Fire Flow Deficient Pipe in San Anselmo

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This month MMWD will install new pipeline in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood of San Anselmo on Van Tassel Court and the intersection of Van Tassel Court and Irving Drive. The new pipeline will replace 70-year-old fire flow deficient pipeline, and will be b...

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News Release
Posted on: January 29, 2018

MMWD Replacing 70- year-old pipeline in Mill Valley

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MMWD is installing new pipeline on Stanford Avenue, Princeton Avenue, Cleveland Avenue and California Avenue in the Almonte Community. This project also includes the replacement of pipeline on Lomita Drive in the Alto Community. Both the Almonte and Alto ...

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News Release
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Scholarship Applications Due January 26 for MMWD Water Scholars Program

The deadline is fast approaching for the Marin Municipal Water District's new Water Scholars Program. The program will award up to two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors within MMWD’s service area to help support their post-high school e...

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News Release
Posted on: January 8, 2018

MMWD Replacing 90-year-old pipeline in San Anselmo

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Beginning mid-January, MMWD will install new pipeline on Meadowcroft Drive, Morningside Drive, Brookside Drive, Stone Court and Brookside Court in San Anselmo. The new water pipeline will replace leak-prone pipe installed as early as 1928 and will be bett...

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News Release
Posted on: December 15, 2017

Red Flag Warning Issued for Mt. Tam

Due to high fire risk, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 10 p.m. Friday, December 15 through 10 a.m. Sunday, December 17.

•MMWD's Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands are closed to public motor vehicle traffic on Sky Oaks Ro...

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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: October 11, 2017

Update: RED FLAG WARNING in Effect for the Mt. Tam Watershed

Due to high fire risk, the National Weather Service has extended the Red Flag Warning through 5 p.m. Saturday, October 14.

•  MMWD's Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands are closed to public motor vehicle traffic on Sky Oaks Road beyond the Sky ...

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News Release
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Red Flag Warning Issued for Mt. Tam Watershed

Due to high fire risk, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11 a.m. Sunday, October 8, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 10.

•MMWD's Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands are closed to public motor vehicle traffic on Sky Oaks Road...

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News Release
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Remembering Former MMWD Board Member Patricia Yates

The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) Board of Directors and staff are saddened to hear of the passing of Patricia Yates, who died Monday, October 2, 2017 at age 96.

Patricia Yates spent nine years as a member of MMWD’s Board of Directors, fr...

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News Release
Posted on: October 1, 2017

Update: Red Flag Warning Extended Through 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 3

Due to high fire risk, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 30, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 3.

  • MMWD's Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands are closed to public motor vehicle traffic on Sky Oaks Road beyon...
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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 25, 2017

Red Flag Warning Issued on Mt. Tam

The MMWD Watershed gates were closed this weekend, beginning Saturday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag warning. The warning has been extended through 5:00 p.m., Wednesday and Watershed gates will remain closed until the warning is lifted.

We ar...

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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 11, 2017

MMWD to Install New Pipeline in Larkspur and Corte Madera

In September MMWD will install new pipeline in various streets in Larkspur and Corte Madera including William Avenue, Pepper Avenue, Bayview Avenue, Alexander Avenue and Elm Avenue .

This project will replace 80 to 90 year old leak-prone pipe and is being ...

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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
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Update: Red Flag Warning Extended Through 9:00 p.m. Saturday

Due to high fire risk, a red flag warning has been issued from 9 p.m. Thursday, August 31 - 9 p.m. Saturday, September 2. 

  • MMWD's Mt. Tamalpais watershed lands are closed to public motor vehicle traffic on Sky Oaks Road beyond the Sky Oak...
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News Release
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Fire Near Alpine Lake Burns Less Than an Acre

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A vegetation fire was reported near the Helen Markt Trail at Alpine Lake late afternoon Saturday, 8/26. MMWD park rangers and firefighters from Marin County Fire, Ross Valley Fire, Larkspur Fire, the National Park Service, and Cal Fire responded. The MMWD...

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News Release
Posted on: August 25, 2017

MMWD to Replace 100-year-old Pipeline in Mill Valley

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Beginning late August, MMWD will install new pipeline in Laverne Avenue in unincorporated Mill Valley. The new water pipeline will replace leak-prone 6-inch pipe installed in 1917. This pipeline replacement project is being coordinated with the County of ...

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News Release
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Vegetation Fire near Alpine Lake Quickly Extinguished

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A vegetation fire was reported on MMWD watershed land near Alpine Lake Saturday, August 12. Thanks to quick work by MMWD rangers and deputies, Marin County Fire, the Ross Valley Fire Department and aircraft from CalFire the fire was extinguished. Crews at...

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News Release
Posted on: August 7, 2017

MMWD to Begin Winter Habitat Enhancement Project in Lagunitas Creek

Beginning early August 2017, the Marin Municipal Water District will install large log structures in Lagunitas Creek as part of the District’s Lagunitas Creek Coho Salmon and Steelhead Winter Habitat and Floodplain Enhancement Project. The proje...

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News Release
Posted on: July 28, 2017

MMWD to Install New Piping and Control Valves at Bon Tempe North Intertie

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Beginning early August MMWD will install 24-inch piping and control valves at the Bon Tempe North Intertie located at the intersection of Eldridge Grade, Fish Grade, Shaver Grade and Phoenix Lake Road near Phoenix Lake on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed.

This ...

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News Release
Posted on: July 13, 2017

MMWD to Replace Aging Pipelines in San Anselmo

This month MMWD will begin installing new pipelines at various streets in San Anselmo including Rutherford Avenue and Merced Avenue. The new pipeline will be better able to withstand an earth quake, and will increase fire flow to hydrants. The current pip...

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News Release
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Marin Municipal Water District to Replace Pipeline in San Rafael

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This month MMWD will begin installing new pipelines at the intersection of Anderson Drive and Francisco Boulevard in the City of San Rafael. This project will replace aging and leak-prone pipeline with new 8-inch welded steel pipe that is better able to w...

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News Release
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Mt. Tamalpais Watershed Road Closure Update

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• Bolinas-Fairfax Road – Open.

• Bon Tempe Dam Road – Open.

• Concrete Pipe Road (between 5-corner & Bolinas-Fairfax Road) – Open.

• East Portal (Pine Mountain Road) – Closed due to a large slide.

• Lower Eldridge Grade (between Filter Plant Road and Lake...

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News Release
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Restoration of Mt. Tam’s West Peak Underway

Marin County, Ca—In 1950, during the height of the Cold War, and in a country rife with fear of a Soviet attack, the Army Corps of Engineers bulldozed Mt. Tam’s highest peak to build an Air Force station. For 30 years, soldiers on West Peak watched the sk...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: December 8, 2016

MMWD to Construct New Pump Station to Better Connect Water Distribution System

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will begin construction of a new pump station near the district’s Smith Saddle Tanks at the Smith Ridge Fire Road in the Town of Fairfax. This new pump station will increase water supply reliability by conne...

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News Release
Posted on: December 1, 2016

MMWD Closes Successful Refinancing Deal and Earns Credit Rating Upgrade

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the Marin Municipal Water District closed a successful $30.2 million revenue bond sale to take advantage of favorable interest rates and refinance revenue bonds issued in 2010.  The refinancing created an opportun...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Marin Municipal Water District to Purchase 100% Renewable Energy

Furthering our commitment to sustainability and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has voluntarily agreed to increase the percentage of energy purchased from renewable sources to 100% through Marin Clean Energ...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: September 26, 2016

MMWD to Replace Over 100-year-old Undersized Pipeline in Forest Knolls to Improve Fire Flow

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace more than a half mile of dated and fire flow deficient cast iron pipeline in Forest Knolls, a community in unincorporated Marin County, in late September. Construction is scheduled to be completed in Janu...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: September 19, 2016

MMWD to Replace Worn Pipeline in San Rafael

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace approximately 2,800 feet of dated and fire flow deficient cast iron pipeline within the City of San Rafael beginning mid-September. Construction is scheduled to be completed in January.

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News Release
Posted on: September 6, 2016

Another Slow Zone Event to be Held at Mt. Tam’s Lake Lagunitas Saturday, September 10

In April a new program called “Slow Zone” began on some of the roads and trails around Lake Lagunitas on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed in Marin County. Following the success of the first two Slow Zone events on April 9 and 16, a third event will be held Sat...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: August 22, 2016

MMWD Director Cynthia Koehler Appointed to EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy has appointed Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors President Cynthia Koehler to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Government Advisory Committee. Koehler, of Mill Valle...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: August 18, 2016

MMWD to Replace Various Aging Pipelines in Terra Linda

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace approximately 6,440 feet of dated and worn cast iron pipeline in the community of Terra Linda within the City of San Rafael. This project will replace leak-prone pipeline in coordination with planned road...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: August 11, 2016

MMWD Improving Oak Woodlands and Gathering Materials for Winter Habitat Enhancement

Beginning August 15, Marin Municipal Water District crews will harvest fifteen non-native Monterey cypress trees from an area east of Bon Tempe Lake known as Pine Point. These trees will be harvested with the root structures intact so that they can be uti...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: July 25, 2016

MMWD to Replace Various Aging Pipelines Throughout Marin County

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace approximately 2,700 feet of dated and worn cast iron pipeline within the Cities of San Rafael, Larkspur, and Mill Valley beginning late July. This project will replace leak-prone pipeline in coordination ...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: July 21, 2016

MMWD to Replace Pipeline, including 117-year-old section, in Kentfield and San Rafael

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace approximately 2,130 feet of dated and worn cast iron pipeline within the unincorporated community of Kentfield and the City of San Rafael beginning late July. This project will replace leak-prone pipeline...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: July 6, 2016

Upcoming Closure of Cross Marin Trail due to Culvert Repairs

From early August through October, Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace a failed corrugated metal pipe culvert underneath the Cross Marin Trail at Jewell Creek. The culvert is in disrepair and has a decayed bottom affecting fish passage at t...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: May 3, 2016

Marin Municipal Water District Hiring for Numerous Summer and Temporary Positions

Marin Municipal Water District is looking to fill numerous open positions including summer helpers, interns, and watershed aides. These are full-time, temporary positions with varied skill sets, schedules, and durations.

If you would like to be an inte...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Marin Municipal Water District to Replace Pipeline, including 120-year-old sections, in Mill Valley

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace nearly a mile total of dated and worn pipeline in five neighborhoods in Mill Valley and one neighborhood in Corte Madera beginning this week. The new water pipeline will be better able to withstand an ear...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: April 5, 2016

Slow Zone Program Begins at Mt. Tam’s Lake Lagunitas

In April a new program called “Slow Zone” will begin on some of the roads and trails around Lake Lagunitas on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed in Marin County. The goal of the Slow Zone program is to increase visitor safety and to reduce trail user conflicts. ...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: April 4, 2016

MMWD Releases Draft Urban Water Management Plan for Public Review

Public Hearings on Plan Set for MMWD Board Meetings of April 19 and May 17

The Marin Municipal Water District is releasing the district’s draft 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) for public review and input. The UWMP is a long-range plan that the ...Read on...

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