With more than 50 years of experience, the board members and staff of Eastern Municipal Water District are proud, confident and ready for the future. We're proud of how well we serve the people of our region. The District was organized as a Municipal Water District in 1950 for the primary purpose of importing Colorado River water to its service area in order to augment local water supplies. Its primary water supplier is the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, which provides up to 75% of its water supply. As a Municipal Water District operating under state law, the publicly elected Board of Directors is legally responsible for its organization and performance. The Board hires the General Manager to carry out its executive functions to oversee operations. Residents and voters within the service area are the primary stakeholders, and the Board of Directors are the direct representative voice of this group.