CA WATER COMMISSION: Overview of Water Use Efficiency Legislation, Water Storage Investment Program Update

At the November meeting of the California Water Commission, agenda items included an overview of the SB 606/AB 1668 water conservation legislation which was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor earlier this year; Commission staff also gave an update on the Water Storage Investment Program, including the status of the contracts for administration of public benefits. OVERVIEW […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Notice of public availability of changes to proposed regulations regarding surface water augmentation

Comments due December 18 From the State Water Resources Control Board: The State Board proposes to amend California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 4, Chapters 3 and 17, for the purpose of establishing regulations governing the planned placement of recycled water into a surface water reservoir that is used as a source of domestic drinking water supply; a process […]

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THIS JUST IN … State Releases Plan to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life

From the State Water Board: As Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. ended the drought state of emergency in most of California today, state agencies released a long-term plan to better prepare the state for future droughts and make conservation a California way of life. Building on the successes and lessons learned from California’s five-year drought, the plan establishes a framework […]

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THIS JUST IN … Governor Brown Lifts Drought Emergency, Retains Prohibition on Wasteful Practices

From the Office of the Governor: Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, such as watering during or right after rainfall. “This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could […]

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Governor Brown Takes Action to Bolster Dam Safety and Repair Transportation and Water Infrastructure

From the Office of the Governor: With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California’s roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced a series of immediate and longer-term actions to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state’s aging transportation and water infrastructure. “Recent storms have pounded the state of California resulting in […]

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Secretaries Laird, Rodriquez and Ross discuss the California Water Action Plan

At the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) fall conference last week, the luncheon featured Natural Resources Secretary John Laird, Secretary of Environmental Protection Matt Rodriquez who heads Cal-EPA, and Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross who discussed the draft California Water Action Plan.  The session was moderated by Tim Quinn,ACWA’s Executive Director. The California […]

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