Central Basin Recognized for Excellence in Information Technology by Kelsey Coleman Oct 10, 2019 Member Submitted News COMMERCE – Central Basin Municipal Water District (District) has been awarded the prestigious Excellence in Information Technology Practices Award by the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC). “We are very pleased that our Director of Information and Technology has been recognized for their dedication and commitment to surpassing local government standards in relation to Information Technology practices,” said Central Basin Board President Robert Apodaca. “Information Technology is the driving force of an organization’s success and Central Basin is devoted to ensuring its constituents are receiving the highest level of service.” This marks the thirteenth time since 2007 that the District has received a MISAC Excellence and Quality in Information Technology Achievement Award. MISAC established the Excellence in Information Technology Award in 2000 to recognize exemplary information technology practices. In order for an agency to receive distinction, they must prove that they have exceeded industry standards in technology focused areas such as: Customer Satisfaction, Budget and Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Operations and Staffing, Professional Development and Training, Disaster Preparation and Recovery, Policies and Procedures, and Security. Founded in 1980, MISAC supports local government agencies by promoting leadership and providing access to low-cost, necessary education for Information Technology departments in California. Members include Information Technology professionals from cities, towns, public safety, special districts, and other local government agencies and districts. ### Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of 1.6 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.