ACWA News for June 20, 2014

  • by BPC Staff
  • on June 20, 2014

June 20 ACWA News

The June 20, 2014, issue of ACWA News is now available online. With summer starting now, the drought continues to be a prime topic for water managers, state regulators, and ACWA and its members.

This issue reports on how statewide emergency regulations limiting outdoor watering or banning water fountains could be adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board in July as part of ongoing efforts to reduce Californians’ water use during drought.

ACWA on June 10 released a report detailing specific impacts of the drought around the state and underscoring the need for a variety of strategies and actions to improve the resiliency of the state’s water system.

The report, developed by a statewide Drought Action Group formed by ACWA in January, identifies impacts across a range of sectors and provides a bottom-up look at vulnerabilities created by the drought. It also details specific near-term projects that will shore up water supply reliability locally and regionally.

Other stories this issue include:

  • At State Capitol, Focus Turns to 2014 Water Bond Legislation; Action Expected in Coming Weeks to Modify Measure on November Ballot
  • Groundwater Reform Bills Set for June 24 Hearing in Assembly, Senate
  • Legislature Approves 2014-’15 State Budget; Package Includes Transfer of Drinking Water Program to State Water Resources Control Board
  • President Obama Signs WRRDA; New California Projects Authorized
  • DWR Releases Prioritization Results for Monitoring Groundwater Basins
  • Chromium-6 Drinking Water Standard Set to Become Effective July 1

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