Formation & Purpose
Central Basin was established by a vote of the people to help mitigate the over-pumping of underground water resources in southeast Los Angeles County. District founders realized they would have to curtail the use of relatively inexpensive yet diminishing local groundwater by providing the region with imported water. In 1954, Central Basin became a member agency of MWD, an agency which provides the region with imported water. The five Central Basin Directors appoint two representatives to the 37-member MWD Board of Directors. Central Basin is one of the largest member agencies of the MWD.