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State awards $86 million to build water resilience

State awards $86 Million to build water resilience

This week the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the award of $44 million in financial assistance to small communities struggling to address drought impacts as part of the Small Community Drought Relief Program. These communities serve fewer than 3,000 connections and are most vulnerable to water supply issues due …

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Oceanside developer facing fines for stormwater permit violations

Oceanside developer facing fines for stormwater permit violations

Quality Investors LLC and David G. Epstein, the owners of a three-acre residential construction project in Oceanside, face a $411,475 penalty from the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board for allegedly violating multiple provisions of their stormwater discharge permit in December 2021. Most notably, the owners’ apparent failure to …

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Public finance expert joins West Valley as new CFO

Public finance expert joins West Valley as new CFO

The West Valley Water District (WVWD) Board of Directors on Nov. 21 announced the appointment of a seasoned public finance expert, auditor and accountant William F. Fox as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Fox brings more than four decades of progressively responsible experience in auditing and public …

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Cox reappointed to Lahontan Regional Quality Control Board

Cox reappointed to Lahontan Regional Quality Control Board

Mojave Water Agency Board Treasurer Dr. Kimberly Cox has been reappointed to the Lahontan Regional Quality Control Board by Governor Gavin Newsom. This appointment, which extends her service through September 2026, is pending Senate confirmation. Cox stated that she appreciates the Governor’s reappointment during this critical time of drought within …

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Settlement approved in class action PCBs case

Settlement approved in class action PCBs case

Final approval of a nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, Solutia, Inc., and Bayer arising from environmental contamination caused by PCBs was announced Monday. The $537.5 million settlement will provide cash payments to a class of 2,442 government entities across the country. “This settlement will provide funds …

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