About 150 MMWD customers attended an open house on a beautiful spring day in the district’s Corte Madera corporation yard. MMWD hosted the May 5 event in celebration of the district’s 100th anniversary and as a thank-you to our customers.
Open house guests perused historical photos and tools, watched leak-detection demonstrations, checked out a watershed ranger truck and fire truck, got their water conservation questions answered, and toured MMWD’s Operations Center and Water Quality Lab. The open house also featured a watershed coloring contest for kids—who produced some amazing artwork—as well as free giveaways and refreshments. See more photos of the open house on our Facebook page. Thanks to all who attended!
MMWD received its charter on April 25, 1912, making it California’s first municipal water district. The district is also celebrating its centennial with monthly guided naturalist hikes on the watershed, special species monitoring and trail and habitat restoration programs, the publication of a pictorial MMWD history book by Director Jack Gibson, and other special events throughout the year. Visit our centennial webpage to see what’s coming up.