noWipesInToilet200x310There is a myth perpetrated among manufacturers of disposable 'wet wipes' that deems some of these products as flushable. Don't believe it.

Today, you can find almost any type of cleaning product in the form of a convenient pop-up disposable cleaning cloth. These products such as baby wipes, shop cloths, dusters, sweeper and general disinfectant wipes, even if labeled "flushable," should not be flushed down the drain. The materials used to manufacture these wipes do not degrade or break down in the sewer system.

"We advise our customers not to put anything other than human waste or toilet paper down the toilet," said John DeCriscio, YLWD Operations Manager. "The toilet is only meant to flush the three P's– pee, poop and paper.



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The Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD; the District) board of directors elected the 2015 board officers at its December 23rd meeting. The Board unanimously voted to elect Ric Collett as board president.

"I am honored to be selected to serve as president and I am excited for the year ahead as we move the District forward under the leadership of our new General Manager," said Collett, calling for a workshop in early 2015. "We as a District need to look to the future with the Board focusing on what we as a District need to accomplish and staff focused on making it happen."

President Collett served as the Board's 2014 vice president and was elected to the Board in November 2004.

Director Mike Beverage was also appointed Board vice president.

YLWD’s Board is composed of five Directors elected At-large from the District service area.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the UGFOA BUDGET AWARD 2014nited States and Canada (GFOA) presented a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to Yorba Linda Water District for its annual budget for Fiscal Year 2014/15. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving 17,600 government finance professionals throughout North America.

The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program is the only national award in governmental budgeting. In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, an operations guide, financial plan, and a communications device.

This is the fourth year in a row, YLWD has received the Distinguished Budget Award.

 CALAFCO AWARDYorba Linda Water District (YLWD) is proud to receive the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) Government Leadership Award. The award comes to the District for its efforts to achieve full annexation of the YLWD service area into Orange County Water District (OCWD). YLWD, OCWD, the City of Anaheim and Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) were all selected for the award for their joint efforts in the annexation, demonstrating effective leadership in providing the public with sustainable resources.

This annexation increases access to groundwater among the agencies, further enhancing our ability to meet water supply needs while also promoting sustainability of regional groundwater resources. The success of the annexation is a true testament of an effective interagency collaboration to provide our customers with access to more resources.

CALAFCO recognizes the outstanding achievements by the dedicated and committed agencies throughout the state to CALAFCO principles through its annual Achievement Awards. 

YLWD is honored to be a recipient of this award and will continue to provide our customers with independent, trusted, and reliable water services.