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...

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News Release
Posted on: June 28, 2017

2017 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

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We are proud to report that our water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water standards. Our 2017 Annual Water is now available online in English and Spanish. The report summarizes the results of thousands of water quality analyses conducte...

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News Release
Posted on: May 5, 2017

MMWD Recognized with Award for Financial Reporting

The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

The award is for the water district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ...

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News Release
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Come prepared to hike; stay safe!

Marin is an absolutely incredible mecca for hiking, and the Marin Municipal Water District’s 21,600 acres of pristine watershed land and 150 miles of trails and fire roads attract visitors from throughout the county and beyond. While beautiful, ...

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News Release
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Funds for Permit Streamlining in Marin County Approved

5 May 2017 - Corte Madera, CA. The North Bay Watershed Association Board of Directors today approved $26,000 for the Marin County Resources Conservation District supporting work to speed habitat restoration work on private lands.

The funds allow the comple...

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News Release
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Marin Municipal Water District to Replace Pipeline in Tamalpais Valley

This month MMWD will begin construction on the Alta Vista Road Pipeline Replacement Project which will install 840 feet of 6-inch welded steel pipe and 130 feet of 2-inch copper pipe, with valves, fitting and appurtenances. Construction is scheduled to la...

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News Release
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Historic West Point Inn celebrates its rich Marin heritage with plaque unveiling May 6, at 3 PM

Once each year, the 113-year-old West Point Inn celebrates its colorful history during Heritage Weekend, a popular two-night fundraising event with a hearty dinner, a glass of wine and an informative talk about the Inn's uncommon history. (Reserv...

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News Release
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Marin Municipal Water District to Replace Pipeline in Mill Valley

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This month Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace 300 feet of dated and worn pipeline in Mill Valley on Miller Avenue, from Willow Street to Reed Street. Construction is scheduled to last through July 2017. Both the contractor, Maggiora & ...

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News Release
Posted on: April 10, 2017

MMWD to Restore Natural Habitat and Remove Environmentally Damaging Trails

MMWD to Restore Natural Habitat and Remove Environmentally Damaging Trails

Old Railroad Grade is one of the most popular routes on Mt. Tamalpais and it is beginning to show some wear. To improve environmental conditions adjacent to the Grade, Marin Municip...

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News Release
Posted on: March 6, 2017

2017 Dam Safety Reports Now Available

MMWD manages seven reservoirs to capture and store 75% of the water we supply to customers. To ensure all of our dams and spillways are safe and functioning properly, the District maintains a comprehensive Dam Safety Program.

As part of this program, every...

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News Release
Posted on: March 8, 2017

MMWD Director Armando Quintero Reappointed to California Water Commission

Armando Quintero, vice president of the MMWD Board of Directors, has been reappointed to the California Water Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown. Quintero has served on the commission, which requires Senate confirmation, since 2014. Quintero will be Chair of ...

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News Release
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Marin County Fire Chiefs Association Innovates Its Fire Training

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Marin Municipal Water District in cooperation with Tiburon Fire Protection District and the Marin County Fire Chiefs Association are taking delivery of a Fire Pump Operations Training Simulator.

The Pump Operations Simulator, built by Fire Department Inter...

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News Release
Posted on: January 14, 2017

MMWD Mt. Tam Watershed is now open to the public!

The Marin Municipal Water District’s (MMWD) Mt. Tamalpais Watershed is now open to the public as of January, 14, 2017. 

MMWD some gates remained closed to vehicle access in alliance with the Marin County Fire Department and Public Works ...

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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.

The lowest res...Read on...

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: June 10, 2016

As California Changes Drought Regulations, MMWD Encourages Continued Conservation

Under new state water conservation regulations that take into account local water supply conditions, the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will continue to focus on conservation, though the district is no longer required to meet a 20% state conservati...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Marin Municipal Water District to Host Second Annual Customer Appreciation Open House June 18

Marin Municipal Water District’s second annual Customer Appreciation Open House will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at 220 Tamal Vista Boulevard in Corte Madera.

This year’s event will bring back favorite activities and exhibits from...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: June 1, 2016

Marin Municipal Water District Celebrates National Trails Day June 4

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day Saturday, June 4, with a fun-filled event on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed.

The day will begin at 9 a.m. at MMWD’s Sky Oaks Headquarters located at 49...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Take the Guesswork out of Watering with MMWD's Weekly Schedule

It's that time of year: As the rainy season draws to a close, many Marin residents are turning on their irrigation systems. But particularly for gardeners without smart irrigation controllers, knowing how much to water can be a challenge.

The Marin Mu...Read on...

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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...

News Release
Posted on: March 18, 2016

MMWD Secures Grant Funding to Continue Fish Habitat Improvement and Life Cycle Monitoring

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has secured over $830k in funding by way of two grants from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries Restoration Grants Program. The two funded projects will continue improving fish habitat and monito...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: March 1, 2016

MMWD Begins Lagunitas Road Pipeline Replacement Project in the Town of Ross

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will begin a project to replace nearly a mile of dated, leak-prone cast iron pipelines in the Town of Ross beginning mid-March with completion scheduled for June.

The original pipelines were installed in 1908, 1920...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: February 5, 2016

MMWD to Replace Pipeline in the Town of Ross to Improve Fire Flow and Seismic Reliability

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace just over a mile of 110-year-old galvanized pipe in the Town of Ross with new welded steel and PVC pipeline in order to increase fire flow and seismic reliability throughout the area. Construction is sche...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: January 28, 2016

MMWD Adopts Graywater Ordinance to Promote Water Conservation

The Marin Municipal Water District's Board of Directors recently adopted an ordinance requiring applicants for new water service, and applicants requesting an enlarged water service for substantial residential or commercial remodels, to install a graywate...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: January 21, 2016

Cynthia Koehler of Mill Valley Elected MMWD 2016 Board President; Vice President is Larry Russell

Director Cynthia Koehler of Mill Valley is the newly elected president of the Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors for 2016 and Director Larry Russell of Tiburon is the vice president.

Koehler’s goals for the year are to make substantial ...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: November 24, 2015

Marin Municipal Water District to Replace 106-year-old Pipe in Sausalito

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace over a half mile of dated, leak-prone cast iron pipeline in the City of Sausalito ahead of the city’s repaving project scheduled for the summer of 2016. The Sausalito Pipeline Replacement Project will beg...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: October 26, 2015

MMWD to Begin San Geronimo Valley Pipeline Replacement Project

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) will replace a third of a mile of seismically vulnerable pipeline in the south side shoulder of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Woodacre. The project will begin in early November 2015 and is estimated to be completed i...Read on...

News Release
Posted on: April 10, 2015

MMWD Awarded Nearly Half a Million Dollars in State Funding for Lagunitas Creek Habitat Enhancement

Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has been awarded $448,565 in grant funding from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for a three-year project that will increase the winter habitat carrying capacity for coho salmon and steelhead trou...Read on...

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