Inland Empire Utilities Agency

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Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Inland Empire Utilities Agency logo.png
Logo of IEUA
Agency overview
Formed 1950 Chino Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD)
1998 Name changed to: Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA)
Jurisdiction Special District
Headquarters 6075 Kimball Ave., Chino, CA 91708
Agency executive Joe Grindstaff, General Manager
Website ieua.org

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) is a regional wastewater facility and wholesale supplemental water supplier in California. IEUA is located in southern California and serves western San Bernardino county. Specifically, IEUA provides services to 7 cities: Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland. The Agency's service area covers 242 square miles and approximately 700,000 people.[1]

IEUA was formed in 1950 as the Chino Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) and joined MWD in the same year.[2] In 1998 CBMWD changed its name to the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA).[3] The name change was meant to reflect changes in the District’s mission. IEUA's supplemental water comes from both imported water and recycled water. The wastewater treatment facility consists of domestic and industrial disposal systems and energy recovery and production facilities. The agency is also a biosolids and fertilizer treatment provider and remains a leader in protecting the quality of the area's groundwater.[4]

In 2002 IEUA made history by becoming the first public agency to obtain a Platinum LEED rating by the USGBC[5]

Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park[edit]

In 2008 the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park opened to the public. The park is located at the IEUA headquarters adjacent to the LEED Platinum buildings. Among many other things, the park features: 1.7 miles of trails, 22 acres of habitat, 6 connecting wetland ponds used for tertiary treatment of grey water before it is sent out to the Chino Creek, One million gallons of recycled water flowing through its wetlands each day, and Wildlife monitoring stations.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inland Empire utilities Agency". Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Inland Empire utilities Agency". Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Inland Empire utilities Agency". Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Inland Empire Utilities Agency Pioneers Sustainable Resource Management Best Practices". Metro Investment Report, February 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Certified Project List". United States Green Building Council. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Topic of the Month - Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park". Water Education Water Awareness Committee, July 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 

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