Where does your water come from?

BACKGROUND

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.