Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Wed, 07/13/2016 – 4:56pm
The State Water Resources Control Board has re-noticed the public water system annual operating fee regulations to revise the proposed fee schedule. Written comments on the proposed modifications must be submitted by 5 p.m. July 29.
The modified regulation and notice are available here
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Wed, 07/13/2016 – 9:59am
The California Department of Water Resources has released a new status report for California’s Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program (CASGEM) for calendar years 2012-2015. The report shows improvements in statewide groundwater monitoring efforts including increased program participation and available data.
Submitted by Josh Abel on Tue, 07/12/2016 – 2:04pm
ACWA members Ara Azhderian with the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and Jeff Sutton with the Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority testified at a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans hearing on July 12. The hearing, titled “Changing Demands and Water Supply Uncertainty in California,” focused on the competing water demands of the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service for salmon and smelt.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Tue, 07/12/2016 – 11:10am
State and federal officials today released a comprehensive plan that seeks to improve conditions for endangered Delta smelt, which are near extinction after several extremely dry years. Under the plan, additional flows of up to 200,000 acre-feet will be allowed to flow out to sea this summer to strengthen smelt habitat.
Submitted by Emily Allshouse on Tue, 07/12/2016 – 10:48am
A preliminary agenda for ACWA’s 2016 Regulatory Summit titled “Water and Energy: Beyond the Nexus” is now available on ACWA’s website. The summit, to be held Oct. 3-4 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West, will examine how the transformation of California’s energy grid will impact water agencies.
Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 07/11/2016 – 4:59pm
Making conservation a way of life in California is the focus of three exhibits featuring water saving tips now open at the California State Fair in Sacramento.
The exhibits, titled “Conservation: The California Lifestyle,” are sponsored by the California Department of Water Resources. An outdoor exhibit also features conservation tips offered by Save Our Water, the state’s official water conservation program operated in partnership between ACWA and DWR.