- Western Municipal Water District appoints Craig Miller as new General Manager
- California American Water distributes 400 turkeys Monterey County nonprofits
- Interior Secretary Zinke applauds Senate’s confirmation of Brenda Burman to lead Reclamation
- President Trump appoints Tim Petty for Interior Department; Secretary Zinke cheers the nomination
- Eastern Municipal Water District honored with 2017 Sensus Reach Customer Service Award
All posts tagged "drought"
Reclamation awards $3.62 million for desalination research; California to receive nearly $899,000
The Bureau of Reclamation has announced funding of $3.63 million they will provide to 13 states to conduct laboratory and pilot-scale desalination and water purification research. The Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR) Program is designed to...
- Posted September 3, 2017
Two desert agencies import 200,000-plus acre-feet of imported water to replenish aquifer
A joint effort by Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have allowed the two agencies to import more than 200,000 acre-feet of water to replenish the aquifer for use by Coachella Valley businesses...
- Posted September 2, 2017
American Society of Civil Engineers honors Los Angeles DWP with two awards
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch, recently presented two awards to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) for their work on the City Trunk Line South SEM Tunnel Project....
- Posted September 1, 2017
Key deadline to form local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies met by 99 percent of required basins
The State Water Resources Control Board announced on Monday that 99 percent of the state’s high- and medium-priority groundwater basins have met a key deadline to form local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) as required by the state’s...
- Posted August 30, 2017
City of Bakersfield selects vendor for the removal of 1,2,3-Tricloropropane
The city of Bakersfield, on the southern end of the state’s Central Valley, has awarded a contract to Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, for vessel and manifold procurement associated with mitigation of 1,2,3-Tricloropropane (1,2,3-TCP). The...
- Posted August 29, 2017
Drought-busting Water Year 2016-17 aids grape harvest in the Napa Valley
“We had stable groundwater resources even during the drought, but the high amounts of rainfall this winter ensured that groundwater resources were recharged and aquifers refilled. That’s good for Napa,” said Garrett Buckland, president of Napa Valley...
- Posted August 28, 2017
Water & Environment Federation presents technology award to disposable wipes grinder company
A bane for many years for wastewater professionals have been the not-so-disposable, disposable wipes products. These modern conveniences have been a scourge for wastewater agencies as their operators have been forced to spend hours unclogging and rebuilding...
- Posted August 27, 2017
One year later, 321 East Porterville homes connected to reliable running water
In many ways, East Porterville in California’s Central Valley was ground zero during the state’s historic five-plus year drought. In addition to the severe drought many of the households were hit doubly hard when work for farm...
- Posted August 22, 2017
CEMEX, state agencies and local government agree to beach sand mine retirement plan
Houston-based CEMEX, the State Lands Commission, the California Coastal Commission and the City of Marina have reached an historic four-way settlement agreement that ends coastal sand mining in Monterey County and in the continental United States. The...
- Posted August 21, 2017
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts honor 438 companies as “Good Corporate Citizens”
Certificates of Recognition have been sent to 438 companies for being “good corporate citizens” by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. The designation is indicative of the companies having met their limits for wastewater discharge for...
- Posted August 19, 2017