For more than 90 years, the City of Redlands has been in charge
of providing high quality drinking water to the Redlands and
Mentone areas. More than 75,000 residents in Redlands, Mentone,
parts of Crafton Hills and San Timoteo Canyon, and a small part
of San Bernardino depend on Redlands Municipal Utilities &
Engineering Department to provide water service to their homes
and businesses. By supplying a blend of local groundwater, local
surface water, and imported water from the State Water Project,
Redlands Municipal Utilities & Engineering Department is able to
meet the daily demands of these customers.
Each year Redlands Municipal Utilities Department publishes its
Consumer Confidence Report to keep you, our customer-owners, up
to date about water quality issues related to your drinking water
system. Reports are published in June with data on the previous
year’s water testing results.
The City has ownership in a variety of private and mutual water companies to supply water to the City’s Tate and Hinckley surface water treatment plants. For decades the City has increased its ownership in these companies in an effort to increase its access to a reliable local source of water. The City’s founders were wise to realize the value of this commodity and sought ownership of water rights in the surrounding tributaries and from local water companies and water right owners.