Letter to the editor: Setting the record straight
February 19, 2014
By KEVIN PEARSON
On behalf of Eastern Municipal Water District, we would like to set the record straight regarding Ms. Steinbeck’s guest column on the water rights of residents within the Paso Robles and Kern County regions.
Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District has never conducted groundwater banking within the Paso Robles or Kern County regions. While the law firm of Lemieux & O’Neill do serve as outside legal counsel for EMWD, the letter Ms. Steinbeck describes that was distributed to landowners in the region was not drafted or delivered on behalf of EMWD.
It is disappointing that Ms. Steinbeck repeatedly erred in this information.
Kevin Pearson is the media relations officer for the Eastern Municipal Water District.