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Trailer – The Drop 
EPISODE ONE: Water 101

In this pilot episode, Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD)’s General Manager, Joe Mouawad discusses the basics of EMWD’s services and why talking about water and keeping it front of mind is so important.

Episode two: state of affairs

A look at EMWD’s legislative program and the top initiatives we are currently working on as well as what’s to come for water at the state and federal levels.

Episode Three: Fats, Oils, Grease and Wipes – Oh my!

What do fats, oils, grease and “flushable” wipes all have in common? They clog your home’s pipes and cause big issues in our sewer collection system. Join us as we discuss how to be sewer smart and why we talk about keeping our sewers healthy so often.

Episode Four: The “D” Word

Drought. How did we get here? What does it mean when we say we’re in a drought and how do we mitigate it?

Episode Five: The Colorado River

We’re going behind the headlines of discovered boats and receding waters and tackling the Colorado River. Why is the Colorado River dominating the news, who are the millions of people it serves and why isn’t the same river it was 100 years ago?

Episode Six: Recycled Water

Recycled water. What is it and why is it so important to our water future? Join us as we chat with Assistant General Manager of Operations and Maintenance, Matt Melendrez, about EMWD’s recycled water program and how we’re able to use every drop twice.

Episode Seven: The Water Cycle – Purified Water Replenishment 

EMWD’s Purified Water Replenishment Project is the next frontier of water supply for our community. This highly anticipated project seems complex but truly uses nature’s best tools. In this episode, we’re joined by Water Resources Planning Manager, John Wuerth to explore why we’re embarking on this kind of project, where we are in the planning and how it plays a bigger role in EMWD’s efforts to maintain local water supplies.


Episode Seven: Don’t Be Salty – EMWD’s Desalination Program

No need to be salty – our groundwater isn’t! This week we’re joined by Water Operations Manager, Phil Lancaster, to discuss our groundwater desalination program. We’re digging into why an inland agency has a desalination program, how our desalters work and where all the salt goes.