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Posted on: January 18, 2024

Western Water Celebrates Top Workplace Recognition


RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western Water) has been named a 2023 Inland Empire Top Workplace by the Press Enterprise. The distinction is derived exclusively from employee input gathered through an independent, confidential survey conducted by Energage LLC, a firm specializing in employee engagement technology. 

"All customers benefit from the work we do at Western Water. What often remains unseen is the extensive work behind-the-scenes to cultivate a workforce that is not only skilled but also deeply committed to serving our region,” said Craig Miller, General Manager of Western Water. “By fostering an environment that encourages innovation and continuous improvement, we ensure that we are prepared to tackle the inherent challenges of water management.”

Energage performs anonymous surveys of employees in participating workplaces, measuring 15 culture drivers deemed critical to organizational success, including alignment, execution, and connection. “Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO.

“The Top Workplace award demonstrates the strong partnership between Western Water employees, our leadership team, and our board,” said Western Water Board President Mike Gardner. “This is a benefit to our customers, our employees, and our efforts to recruit the best of the best when we need to add staff.”

Western Water ranked third in the Inland Empire for organizations with 125 to 349 employees and is the only public agency to secure a spot in the top three across all categories. 

Western Water enhances the quality of life for 1 million Riverside County residents by executing a strategic, long-term water supply plan that focuses on developing existing and new water sources, enhances collaboration with other water agencies, and employs policies that advocate for greater water reliability across the entire state.

Western Water is always looking for new people to help continue meeting its regional mission of providing reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services. For more information on employment opportunities, visit  

Western Water operators posing in front of their construction equipmentWestern Water employees at the office


Western Municipal Water District (Western Water) is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work, and play within 527-square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more:

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