ACWA eNews for April 6, 2016

ACWA eNews for April 6, 2016


Member Action Requested to Advance Long-Term Water Conservation Policy

As the state’s focus begins to transition from the 2015 emergency conservation regulation to a long-term water management vision for California’s future, ACWA strongly believes that any long-term policy should recognize investments in drought-resilience, emphasize ongoing water-use efficiency, and leave local water management discretion to local water agencies.

Legislative Hearing Explores California’s Drinking Water Program

California lawmakers listened to an update today on the state’s Drinking Water Program and its transition to the State Water Resources Control Board in 2014. The progress report was delivered during an oversight hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), chair of the committee, said the hearing’s focus was to review the State Water Board’s “progress on the reorganization”  and explore any challenges or gaps that have arisen.

Californians “Just Shy” of 25% Water Conservation Mandate

State regulators today released the water conservation tally for the past nine months of mandatory reductions and applauded Californians for coming “just shy” of meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s 25% water conservation mandate by cumulatively saving 23.9% compared with the same months in 2013.

State Water Board Issues First Mandatory Consolidation Order Authorized Under SB 88

The State Water Resources Control Board on April 1 issued the first mandatory water system consolidation order authorized by SB 88 (2015). The order directs the City of Tulare to connect Matheny Tract, currently being served by Pratt Mutual Water Company in Tulare County, to its water system.

Bureau Announces Initial Water Supply Allocation for CVP

Citing the cumulative effects of the multiyear drought, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today released what it called a “cautious” estimate for its initial 2016 water supply allocation for the Central Valley Project.

Due to improved drought conditions in Northern California, north-of-Delta contractors have been allocated 100% of their contract supply, while south-of-Delta agricultural contractors will see much less – just 5% – and eastside contractors have received a zero allocation this year.

Online ACWA Marketplace Open for Browsing

Looking for one-stop shopping for a wide array of water industry services and products? Check out the online ACWA Marketplace, a portal catering to the needs of ACWA members and others.

California Financing Coordinating Committee Funding Fair

Wed, 04/13/2016

Sacramento County Sanitation 10060 Goethe Rd Sacramento, CA 95827

CFCC agencies fund primarily the
following types of infrastructure

  • Drinking water
  • Water conservation
  • Wastewater Water use efficiency
  • Water quality Energy efficiency
  • Water supply Flood management

Some of the participating agencies also fund other types of
infrastructure projects including streets and highways, emergency
response vehicles, solid waste, and community facilities.

Central Valley Tour 2016

Wed, 04/13/2016 – 7:30amFri, 04/15/2016 – 6:00pm

Tour begins at the Sacramento International Airport

Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation this field trip ventures through California’s Central Valley which covers about 20,000 square miles through the heart of the state and provides 25% of the nation’s food, including 40% of all fruits, nuts and vegetables consumed throughout the country.

Stay Afloat! Forum on Water Rights

Wed, 04/20/2016 – 5:00pm6:30pm

UCR Palm Desert 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, Auditorium

This free forum, presented by CV Water Counts in partnership with UCR Palm Desert, will focus on water rate changes in the Coachella Valley. 

2016 Green California Summit

Thu, 04/21/2016Fri, 04/22/2016

Sacramento Convention Center

The 2016 Green California Summit will offer presentations from experts and leaders who will provide information and resources to grow green programs. Topics range from water conservation, green fleets and energy efficiency (including Prop 39) to funding. More details here.

Southern California Water Committee Quarterly Luncheon

Fri, 04/22/2016 – 12:00pm2:00pm

Central Basin Municipal Water District

California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird will speak at the Southern California Water Committee’s Quarterly Luncheon. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Central Basin Municipal Water District, and will focus on the need for California WaterFix as well as CA Water Action Plan implementation.

The luncheon will at held at Central Basin’s offices at 6252 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 90040. The cost is $70 per person.

Water: 2016

Thu, 04/28/2016 – 9:00am3:30pm

1123 J St. 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

As Californians live through a historic drought, the state’s leaders seek solutions to an age-old problem. New groundwater rules, restrictions on water use, and fights over new storage and transportation projects loom in 2016 – with a proposed ballot initiative that would restrict large infrastructure projects looming over all.

ACWA 2016 Spring Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 05/03/2016Fri, 05/06/2016

Monterey Marriott and Portola Hotels

ACWA’s 2016 Spring Conference & Exhibition is set for May 3-6, 2016, at the Marriott and Portola hotels in Monterey. The theme is “2016: It’s Go Time”.

Online Registration & cancellation deadline is April 8, 2016 – 4:30 p.m. (PST)


California Financing Coordinating Committee Funding Fair

Tue, 05/10/2016

San Luis Obispo City County Library 995 Palm Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

CFCC agencies fund primarily the

San Diego Tour 2016

Thu, 05/19/2016 – 7:30amFri, 05/20/2016 – 6:00pm


Sponsored by the Water Education Foundation, this field trip includes a private tour of the new Carlsbad ocean desalination plant, the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere designed to increase the San Diego area’s water supply reliability.

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