- EPA Reaches Settlement with Salinas Co. American Cooling, Inc. Over Clean Water Act Violations
- Sativa Water District Now Under Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Works Management
- School Districts still eligible for millions in drinking water grants
- State Water Board Addressing Erosion Control after Carr Fire
- District poised to capture more stormwater thanks to Army Corps of Engineers
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Reclamation selects Jeff Rieker as Operations Manager for Central Valley Office in Sacramento
An 18-year veteran with the Bureau of Reclamation, Jeff Rieker, has been chosen as the new operations manager for Reclamation’s Central Valley Office (CVO). Rieker has most previously served as the deputy operations manager for the CVO....
- Posted July 17, 2017
Two San Fernando plastic manufacturers resolve Clean Water Act violations
Inspections in December 2015 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that found two San Fernando plastic manufacturers in violation of federal Clean Water Act standards have been resolved. Western States Packaging, located in Pacoima and Sun...
- Posted July 16, 2017
Assemblymember Friedman’s bill to derail Cadiz Water Project Passes State Senate Committee on Natural Resources
“Gut and amend” AB 1000 an after-the-fact attempt to saddle project with additional reviews Earlier this week, a new “gut and amend” bill, Assembly Bill 1000, passed the California Legislature’s Senate Committee on Natural Resources by a...
- Posted July 15, 2017
Metropolitan Water District Board awards $13.9 million to construct Recycled Water Demonstration Facility
The Board of Director for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted earlier this week to award a $13.9 million contract for the construction of an advanced water treatment demonstration facility that will take treated wastewater...
- Posted July 14, 2017
South Orange County Wastewater ordered to undergo audit concerning finances, transparency
Faced with concerns voiced by community leaders and elected officials, the South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) is now facing an independent audit ordered by a bipartisan panel of state lawmakers. At a recent meeting, the Joint...
- Posted July 13, 2017
Lake Tahoe pilot program kills invasive aquatic plants with ultraviolet light
Inventive Resources, Inc., (IRI) a private engineering firm based in Salida, is in deep water with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, The California Tahoe Conservancy and Tahoe Fund among others but for all the right reasons. The...
- Posted July 12, 2017
Disadvantaged communities eligible for 50 percent principal forgiveness funds for drinking water projects
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) recently approved the 2017-2018 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Intended Use Plan (DWSRF IUP) — thereby creating a new designation of Expanded Small Community Water Systems — and making these...
- Posted July 11, 2017
Russian River has elevated levels of coliform and E. coli bacteria; Monte Rio beach closed
As of July 6, Monte Rio beach along the Russian River has been closed due to bacterial levels testing result which have shown elevated levels of both coliform and E. coli (Escherichia coli). The Sonoma County Department...
- Posted July 10, 2017
Desert water agencies file petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Agua Caliente water rights
Effective July 5, two California desert water agencies — Coachella Valley Water district (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) – have filed petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting a review on the water rights lawsuit involving...
- Posted July 9, 2017
Comments requested on the San Joaquin River Restoration Program to help guide fish restoration
On behalf of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has released the “Draft Fisheries Framework: Spring-run and Fall-run Chinook Salmon” for public review and are asking for public comments on the plan....
- Posted July 8, 2017