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California’s first municipal water district, Marin Water was formed in 1912, and has grown to serve 191,000 customers in central and southern Marin County. With 75% of our water sourced locally – from the Mount Tamalpais Watershed and the hills of west Marin – our District’s fingerprint is unique. We maintain water supply infrastructure, including more than 900 miles of pipelines, but we also have important stewardship responsibilities for more than 22,000 acres of watershed lands. We invite members of the media to utilize any of the tools on this page to get to know our District, and share our story with your audiences.

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Adriane Mertens, Communications Manager, 415-945-1421, amertens@marinwater.org

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Strategic Water Supply Assessment – The District is currently conducting a Strategic Water Supply Assessment intended to evaluate the Districts current baseline water supply in the context of climate-change-driven droughts and to evaluate the impact of potential future water management alternatives that could improve the District’s long term water supply resiliency.

Watershed Recreation Management Plan – In an effort to support the diverse range of visitors coming to the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, and to help protect water quality and natural resource, Marin Water has initiated a recreation management planning process.

Watershed Resiliency – Through detailed planning, comprehensive training and robust vegetation management and forest restoration efforts, Marin Water works year-round to minimize the impacts of potential wildfires and maximize ecological health on our watershed lands.

2023 Rate Setting process – Marin Water will be considering a rate increase to keep up with the rising costs of providing safe and reliable water service. District staff will provide updates at upcoming Board of Directors meetings, written notifications will be sent to customers, and a public hearing will be conducted. It is anticipated that new rates will take effect in July 2023.

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