All posts by California Water News Daily

  • SWRCB Adopts New Rule for Winery Wastewater

    The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted a new general order last week detailing  how wastewater is processed and discharged at wineries in California. According to a release by the SWRCB, the order will protect groundwater...

    • Posted January 27, 2021
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  • Four CA projects among those selected by Reclamation for desalination research

    The Bureau of Reclamation is awarding a total of $1.2 million to eight projects through the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program Pitch-to-Pilot. Among those, four projects are in California and will receive nearly $600,000 to develop...

    • Posted January 26, 2021
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  • San Diego County Water Authority Completes First Aqueduct Rehab

    A major rehabilitation project on the First Aqueduct in North San Diego County was completed last week by the San Diego County Water Authority. The $30 million project included renovating and replacing dozens of structures on two...

    • Posted January 25, 2021
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  • Olivenhain GM Appointed to County Water Authority Board

    Olivenhain Municipal Water District General Manager Kimberly Thorner was seated earlier this month for her first board meeting as OMWD’s representative on the San Diego County Water Authority board of directors. Thorner was unanimously appointed to the...

    • Posted January 24, 2021
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  • Bureau of Reclamation Helps EVMWD Meet Growing Demand

    Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) announced this week it has received an $8.9 million grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation for the expansion of its Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility. the grant is a part...

    • Posted January 23, 2021
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  • Phase Two of West Basin’s Change and Save Program Begins

    West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) announced the launch of phase two of its Change & Save program, a conservation and rebate program designed to reduce residential water and energy use, helping to lower utility bills...

    • Posted January 22, 2021
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  • Water-Debt Crisis Balloons to $1 Billion Survey Shows

    California water systems large and small are facing unprecedented financial challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic according to a survey conducted by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The SWRCB surveyed more than 500 small-...

    • Posted January 21, 2021
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  • Newsom Appoints Three New Members to California Water Commission

    Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week three appointees to the California Water Commission. The Commission provides a public forum for discussing water issues, advises the Director of the Department of Water Resources on matters within the Department’s...

    • Posted January 20, 2021
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  • Western Municipal Water District
    Western Receives Top Recognition for Water Efficiency Programs

    Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) announced last week that they are one of only seven utilities in the U.S. to receive Platinum level recognition by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) for their water use efficiency programs....

    • Posted January 19, 2021
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  • Reclamation awards $536,509 for Trinity River watershed improvement projects

    Last week the Bureau of Reclamation announced the selection of five grant recipients for watershed improvement projects as part of the Trinity River Restoration Program. The projects will help reduce fine sediment runoff into the Trinity River...

    • Posted January 18, 2021
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