LeeYorba Linda Water District announces the retirement of long time Operations Manager Lee Cory on February 6th. Lee brought 30 years of water and wastewater experience to YLWD, before spending the last 16 years here at the District where he's been an integral part of the agency's evolution.

Before diving into the world of water, Lee served in the Marines and worked in the oil fields as a young man. In spite of his no-nonsense approach to getting things done, you rarely would see Lee without a smile.

A lover of hot rods and classic cars, Lee says he will have no trouble keeping busy in retirement as "he's got a few toys he wants to play with," and "a list of things to do from Mrs. Cory," as well. Although we are sad to see Lee go, we wish him the best in retirement.

Chief Plant Operator, John DeCriscio has been named Interim Operations Manager.

thats-not-usWe’ve been getting quite a few inquiries about all of the work (and traffic congestion) on Yorba Linda Blvd.

We just want to let everyone know- that is NOT YLWD. We finished our work on Yorba Linda Blvd. in early December. Apparently sometime shortly thereafter, Southern California Edison began work on a project in that same area.

To inquire about their work on Yorba Linda Boulevard you can call SCE’s Customer Service line at 1-800-990-7788.

Melton President smIn a unanimous vote, the Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors have appointed Director Gary Melton, as President of the Board. The Board also unanimously appointed Director Bob Kiley as Vice President.

“We have interesting and exciting things to accomplish this year,” said Melton, regarding the search for a new General Manager and the upcoming organizational and efficiency studies that the District is to undertake. “It’s an honor to serve on this Board and I am looking forward to the year ahead.”

Melton and Kiley were first elected to the Board in November of 2010, after both served on the YLWD Citizens Advisory Committee.

President Melton and his wife Lynn own and operate Joaquin's Mexican Restaurant in Yorba Linda. He also spent 20 years as a Marketing Manager for Pacific Bell. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

pdfMelton Appointed Board President

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Congratulations to this year’s winning artist, Tyler Yang, a second grader in Mrs. Lyman’s class at Mabel Paine Elementary.

Tyler’s artwork will be featured on the inside label of YLWD’s bottled water for the next year.  After nearly 3,300 online votes were counted, Yang’s “Water Rocks” edged out third grader Erin Nichols of Linda Vista Elementary, with second grader, Brynn Beauchamp from Friends Christian School coming in third.

Thanks to all the students who participated and to everyone who voted!!!

pdfBoard Recognizes 2012 Contest Winner


The Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) reminds customers to watch out for imposters representing themselves as water district employees (or another utility representative) in an attempt to deceive area residents. In some cases, imposters will contact people by telephone or at your door to make arrangements that would allow them access to homes.

It is rare for a YLWD employee to need to enter a residence without making a prior appointment. In those cases, we would be responding to a request initiated by the customer and they will never ask for a social security number or any other personal information.

What You Should Know:

District employees wear a uniform and badge that have the employees' name, picture and the District's logo.
Look for District vehicles with proper District decals
Water quality samples are taken from outside the residence
Employees do not collect past-due bills in person or engage in door to door sales
If anyone suspicious comes to your door do not let them in and call 911.

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