Underrepresented communities and Tribes receive drought funding

Elsinore Valley MWD receives funding for sewer improvements

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) awarded $29 million to 44 drought relief projects intended to improve water supply reliability, address drinking water quality, and support water conservation primarily serving underrepresented and Tribal communities. “As our state’s current drought situation worsens, California continues to invest in our future water supply …

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Westlands Water District awards scholarships to 17 graduating seniors

Westlands Water District announced the recipients of its 2022 West Side Scholarship. The West Side Scholarship program recognizes and rewards exceptional graduating seniors at area high schools. Each scholarship recipient was selected based on a combination of academic achievements, leadership, contributions to the local community, and future career goals. “Westlands …

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EPA releases new drinking water health advisories for PFAS chemicals

Orange County lab receives certification to detect PFAS in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) last week, warning that those compounds pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected. The nonbinding health advisories set the health risk thresholds for PFOA and PFOS …

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Integrated Regional Water Management grant funding available from DWR

Grant funding available for small-scale water efficiency projects

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced $193 million in grant funding has been made available to help local agencies advance water infrastructure and resilience projects. Financed by voter-approved Proposition 1, $167.5 million is available through the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program to implement projects that respond to local …

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Yuba Water Agency pledges $17.4 million in grant funding

Reclamation awards grants to nine drought resiliency projects in California

Yuba Water Agency’s Board of Directors have committed up to $17.4 million in grant funding to support water supply management, watershed resilience, water education and flood risk reduction in Yuba County. “These grants support a wide variety of programs and projects that will directly benefit our community, from the top …

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CPUC approves Skylonda Mutual Water Company acquisition

California Water Service (Cal Water) received approval last week from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to acquire the water system assets of Skylonda Mutual Water Company. Cal Water plans to provide water utility service to Skylonda’s 176 customer connections through its Bear Gulch District, which is adjacent to the Skylonda system. The …

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