ACWA Fall Conference — Online Registration NOW OPEN

Join us for ACWA’s 2014 Fall Conference & Exhibition!This event is set to take place December 2-5, 2014 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.With over 90 meetings and program sessions throughout the week, attendees will be informed and updated on a variety of local, statewide and federal water issues and policies. Additionally, programs […]

Assemblywoman Bonilla: Legislature Approves The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT:   Ryan Morimune, (916) 319-2014 August 13, 2014                                                                                Ryan.Morimune@asm.ca.gov     Legislature Approves The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014     SACRAMENTO – Statement from Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) on the Legislature’s approval of The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.   “I thank […]

Legislature Passes and Governor Signs Historic $7.5 Billion Water Bond

ACWA Regulatory Advisory — Aug. 14, 2014 Legislature Passes and Governor Signs Historic $7.5 Billion Water BondSACRAMENTO – Wednesday night, the Legislature passed and Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a $7.545 billion water bond to be placed on the November ballot that will remove an $11.14 billion bond currently slated for the ballot.The new bond […]

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Put Water Bond Before Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Governor’s Press Office Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (916) 445-4571 Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Put Water Bond Before Voters SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to put a comprehensive water bond before voters this November.   “Water is the lifeblood of any civilization and for California it’s […]

California Water & Drought News for August 14, 2014

Sacramento Bee: Water Bond headed to voters  Associated Press: Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan Los Angeles Times: California to vote on scaled-down $7.5-billion water bond in November Capital Public Radio: Cost Of California Farming Grows The Produce News: Growers shift production areas in search of water inCalifornia drought Bloomberg News: California drought transforms markets as growers see dry future KTLA: Be Waterwise Wednesdays With […]

13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About the U.S. Water System (But Should)

13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About the U.S. Water System (But Should) Posted by Charles Fishman in Water Currents on August 12, 2014 at NationalGeogaphic.com – It’s been a rough year for the U.S. water system already, and it’s only summer. Two U.S. cities (Charleston, West Virginia, and Toledo, Ohio) have gone for days with no safe water service. The nation’s […]

California Water & Drought News for August 13, 2014

The Associated Press: California water bond spending at a glance Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown, legislative leaders meet on California water bond San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: San Francisco puts caps on watering Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters: New water bond may be close, but it’s not fully cooked yet Sacramento Bee: Chances are that sometime Wednesday […]

Governor, Legislative and Other Leaders Review Proposed Water Bond Framework

Aug. 12, 2014Governor, Legislative and Other Leaders Review Proposed Water Bond FrameworkToday, Gov. Jerry Brown hosted a meeting with Senate President pro Tem Darrel Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Sen. Fran Pavley, Sen. Lois Wolk and Assembly Member Anthony Rendon. ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn and other leaders from the business, labor and agricultural sectors […]

Mandatory outdoor watering restrictions in effect for EBMUD residents and businesses

Mandatory outdoor watering restrictions in effect for EBMUD residents and businesses Precautionary measures guard against another dry winter OAKLAND, August 12, 2014 — As the drought continues, East Bay Municipal Utility District customers were told today to comply with new mandatory statewide watering restrictions. Effective immediately, EBMUD customers must: Limit watering of outdoor landscapes to two […]

ACWA Regulatory Advisory: Urban Water Suppliers Must Meet SWRCB Aug. 15 Deadline

State Water Board Opens Online Reporting Portal for Water Production Data Urban Water Suppliers Must Meet Aug. 15 DeadlineThe State Water Resources Control Board issued the following statement Aug. 11 that outlines the protocol for submitting water production data as required under new emergency regulations:    Dear Urban Water Supplier;As you are probably aware, the State […]