[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
53°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
February 23
1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
El Nino


Castaic Lake Water Agency facility at the Castaic Reservoir (aka Castaic Lake) in 1980, when CLWA began delivering State Water Project water to the Santa Clarita Valley. Click to enlarge.

Any time Santa Clarita Valley residents meet and the subject of their hometown comes up, there’s a pretty good chance they’ll compare notes and engage in some friendly one-upmanship over how long they’ve been here – and how much change they’ve seen since they’ve arrived.

Not many of them can beat the Castaic Lake Water Agency. Your local water agency is marking its 50th year in the Santa Clarita Valley.

This month, CLWA celebrates its 50th birthday – officially, April 24, which marks the date in 1962 when local citizens voted to bring State Water Project water to the Santa Clarita Valley. The Agency was organized as the Upper Santa Clara Valley Water Agency to serve as the wholesaler of State water in the SCV.

Renamed in 1970 – two years before the opening of the Castaic Lake reservoir – CLWA predates many things Santa Claritans take for granted, like the Interstate 5 freeway. Or Magic Mountain. And all of Valencia.

In fact, when CLWA was established in 1962, it would be 25 more years before local residents would vote to form a new city named Santa Clarita.

“So much has changed in our valley since the Agency was formed 50 years ago,” said CLWA President Tom Campbell. “We’re excited to celebrate CLWA’s golden anniversary, and we’re also looking forward to sharing this celebration with our community and its leaders.”

CLWA is creating a special commemorative video looking back at the Agency’s first 50 years.  When completed, the video will be posted on the Agency’s website, www.clwa.org, along with other 50th anniversary materials that are already posted for the community to view.

The online commemorations of the 50th anniversary include a historical timeline chronicling important dates in CLWA history – and putting them in the context of local historical events and changes that took place in the community at large. Also included is an interactive local and CLWA history quiz, as well as a photo gallery featuring images of important milestones, such as the opening of the Castaic Dam and the construction of CLWA’s first water treatment plant, the Earl Schmidt Filtration Plant, which began delivering State water for local use in 1980.

CLWA General Manager Dan Masnada says the golden anniversary is an important milestone.

“This special anniversary is a great opportunity for us to reflect on the Agency’s accomplishments during its first 50 years, even as we continue to look ahead and plan for the future,” Masnada said. “We’re very proud of the successes the Agency has enjoyed in the ‘looking ahead’ department, as CLWA and our community have faced droughts, periods of growth and other challenges, and come through with flying colors.”

He added: “In the water industry, we spend a lot of time and effort planning for the future to ensure that our community has the reliable water supply it will need in the years to come.  In this instance, we can engage in a bit of nostalgia and fond recollection, look back at the Agency’s milestones and say, ‘Remember when…’”

 

About the Castaic Lake Water Agency

The Castaic Lake Water Agency (CLWA) is the Santa Clarita Valley’s public water wholesaler.  CLWA operates three treatment plants, three pump stations, three storage facilities, and over 45 miles of transmission pipelines. Our mission is to provide reliable, quality water at a reasonable cost to the Santa Clarita Valley.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

No Comments

    Leave a Comment


    SCV NewsBreak
    LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
    Friday, Feb 21, 2020
    Man Arrested for Cyberattacks in 2018 Congressional Race
    A man who was contracted to work on former Rep. Katie Hill’s 2018 campaign for the 25th District Congressional Primary Election has been arrested by FBI agents on suspicion of cyberattacks on campaign websites.
    Friday, Feb 21, 2020
    COVID-19 Update: KHTS Co-Owner’s Fever Flares, His Quarantine Starts Over
    After normal temperature readings for two days, KHTS co-owner Carl Goldman's fever returned Thursday night as he remains in quarantine in an infectious disease treatment center in Nebraska fighting the COVID-19 virus.
    Friday, Feb 21, 2020
    Early-Morning Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Rolls Castaic
    Santa Clarita Valley residents may or may not have felt a magnitude 3.5 earthquake that rolled through Castaic early Friday morning.
    Keep Up With Our Facebook

    Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
    1998 - Worst day of record-setting 1997-98 El Nino storm season [story]
    El Nino
    1983 - Armed robber taken out at Alpha Beta supermarket on Lyons [story]
    Alpha Beta market
    A proposed subdivision that would ultimately expand The Master’s University, with parking lots and additional housing units, received a two-year time extension by the Santa Clarita Planning Commission on Tuesday.
    Planning Commission OK’s Extension of Proposed TMU Subdivision
    It was the beach volleyball version of the give-and-go. TMU's Katie Emmerling knelt in the sand to dig an attack....
    TMU Beach Volleyball: Another Strong Showing in Irvine
    The Lady Cougars tennis program continues to win, this time in a home win defeating visiting Bakersfield College 7-2 on Thursday at the Cougar Courts.
    Canyons Improves to 8-1 After Home Win vs. Bakersfield
    Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will host its fourth annual CARE SCV, a Cancer Awareness & Resource Expo, at The Centre on Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita on Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    March 7: 4th Annual Cancer Awareness Expo at The Centre
    Santa Clarita-based Mellady Direct Marketing is the Small Business of the Month for February 2020 in California's 21st Senate District, Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) announced Friday.
    Wilk Honors Mellady Direct as Small Business of the Month
    The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee will hold its next public meeting at City Hall on Monday, February 24, starting at 3 p.m.
    Agenda: City Council Legislative Committee Feb. 24 Meeting
    A man who was contracted to work on former Rep. Katie Hill’s 2018 campaign for the 25th District Congressional Primary Election has been arrested by FBI agents on suspicion of cyberattacks on campaign websites.
    Man Arrested for Cyberattacks in 2018 Congressional Race
    After normal temperature readings for two days, KHTS co-owner Carl Goldman's fever returned Thursday night as he remains in quarantine in an infectious disease treatment center in Nebraska fighting the COVID-19 virus.
    COVID-19 Update: KHTS Co-Owner’s Fever Flares, His Quarantine Starts Over
    Santa Clarita Valley residents may or may not have felt a magnitude 3.5 earthquake that rolled through Castaic early Friday morning.
    Early-Morning Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Rolls Castaic
    A temporary ban on new restaurant drive-thrus citywide could extend through January 2021 should the Santa Clarita City Council approve an urgency ordinance Tuesday.
    City Council May Extend Ban on New Restaurant Drive-thrus
    On March 4, California health clinics funded by federal grant dollars under the Title X family planning program must physically and financially sever abortion from the rest of their services under an abortion funding rule issued by the Health and Human Services Department.
    California Asks Federal Judge to Block New Abortion Funding Rule
    Taking aim at new Trump administration water rules that allow farmers to use more water from the state’s largest rivers, California claimed in a federal lawsuit Thursday that the rules fail to protect endangered fish species.
    California Sues Trump Administration Over New Federal Water Rules
    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a man and woman on multiple charges in Canyon Country late Monday night, officials reported Friday afternoon.
    Deputies Arrest Couple in Canyon Country on Multiple Charges
    1923 - Newhall Chamber of Commerce organized; Albert Swall elected president [story]
    Albert Swall
    The Lady Cougars defeated host Antelope Valley College 8-1 on Tuesday to pick up its third Western State Conference (WSC) victory.
    Lady Cougars Defeat Antelope Valley in 3rd WSC Win
    Saugus girls basketball’s 45-43 loss to Fairmont Prep in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA quarterfinals was a game of seconds.
    Historic Lady Cents Basketball Season Comes to Heartbreaking End
    The College of the Canyons Financial Aid Office has scheduled free financial aid application workshops throughout the Spring 2020 semester for students at the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses.
    COC Offering Free Financial Aid Workshops Throughout Spring Semester
    The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture has received a multi-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to implement an innovative artist development initiative to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of public art in LA County.
    County Arts & Culture Investing New $1.75M Grant to Increase Diversity, Inclusion
    The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) Veg Fest, Santa Clarita’s first-ever plant & planet-friendly festival, just announced that the local WiSH Education Foundation will be the beneficiary of the proceeds from this year’s event.
    WiSH Education Foundation Named Veg Fest’s 2020 Beneficiary
    Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday a historic $18.8 million settlement with Time Warner Cable LLC on behalf of more than 170,000 consumers throughout California who paid for internet speeds they did not receive.
    District Attorney’s Office Reaches Historic $18.8M Settlement with Time Warner
    A patient under the age of 18 in Saugus was transported via helicopter for medical treatment on Thursday afternoon.
    Child Airlifted After Reportedly Suffering Seizure
    After a man allegedly fled an enforcement stop Wednesday night that resulted in a car fire south of Calgrove Boulevard, he was arrested on suspicion of felony evading arrest, causing injury.
    New York Resident Arrested After Allegedly Fleeing I5 Enforcement Stop
    %d bloggers like this: