FMWD is a member agency of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).
FMWD is a wholesaler that serves retail agencies located in the foothills of the San Gabriel
Mountains in Los Angeles County, including…
- Crescenta Valley Water District (CVWD)
- La Cañada Irrigation District (LCID)
- Las Flores Water Company (LFWC)
- Liberty Utilities (LU)
- Lincoln Avenue Water Company (LAWC)
- Rubio Cañon Land & Water Association (RCLWA)
- Valley Water Company (VWC)
- Kinneloa Irrigation District (Kinneloa)
Within FMWD’s service area, retail water demands are met through a combination of local
groundwater supplies, surface water, recycled water, and imported supplies from MWD. While
FMWD is dependent upon MWD for 100 percent of its water supply, most of its retail agencies
have access to their own groundwater supplies. During the early years of operation, FMWD
supplied less than 20 percent of the water used within its boundaries. This reliance increased
over the years to the current 50 percent reliance upon imported water purchased from MWD.
The remaining 50 percent of demand is met through local supplies. Local supplies include
groundwater from two adjudicated groundwater basins, Verdugo and Raymond basins, runoff
from local canyons and a small amount of recycled water. Kinneloa, located at the
eastern end of FMWD’s boundaries, is 100 percent dependent on local groundwater.