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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- to medium-sized water systems and 150 large systems, which provide service to about …

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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 jurisdiction, approves rules and regulations, and monitors and reports on the construction and …

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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. In a statement released by WMWD, Board President Brenda Dennstedt said, “I am …

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IEUA Selected by EPA to Apply for WIFIA Loan

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) was selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of 55 project applicants across 20 states invited to apply for a low-interest Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan. Established by the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014, the …

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San Jose Files General Rate Case Application

San Jose Water Company (San Jose Water) announced this week they have filed their 2021 General Rate Case (GRC) application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). According to the application a $435 million capital investment program is planned to ensure a safe and resilient water system. Since 2005, San …

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Rowland Announces Local Winners of Water is Life Poster Contest

Rowland Water District is proud to announce that 11th grade students Danica Jew and Kelly Moc from Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights have been named among the local winners of Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s (MWD) annual poster contest. The students’ artwork was selected from thousands …

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