- Bureau of Reclamation Issues Updated Central Valley Project South-of-Delta Allocations
- Governor Adds Eight More Counties to State of Emergency Declaration Due to Winter Storms
- Abundant Snow Packs Sierra Nevada With 162 Percent of Average Statewide
- Novato Computer Data Recovery Firm Donating Up to $1 Million of Services to Russian River Residents
- Strong Winter Storms Prompt State Water Project Allocations Increase to 70 Percent
All posts tagged "legislation"
AB 756 Would Require All California Water Systems to Test for PFOA and PFOS Chemicals
Testing of all public water systems for toxic fluorinated chemical compounds has been introduced by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-58th District-Bell Gardens) would require all public water systems – regardless of size — to monitor perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA)...
- Posted April 20, 2019
OCWD President Sarmiento Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
Orange County Water District (OCWD) President Vicente Sarmiento was in Washington D.C. earlier this week to testify before the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife regarding the provision of a safe and reliable water supply in...
- Posted April 6, 2019
EMWD Part of Trio Co-Sponsoring Legislation for Tax-Free Solution to Safe Drinking Water Needs
With more than a million Californians – primarily in disadvantaged communities — lacking safe drinking and bathing water, Senator Anna Caballero (D-12th District-Salinas) has authored Senate Bill 414 (SB 414) and Senate Bill 669 (SB 669) to...
- Posted March 4, 2019
Groundwater Basin Boundary Modifications finalized by Department of Water Resources
As part of the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced earlier this week the final decisions for groundwater basin boundary modifications requested by local agencies. Under SGMA, basin...
- Posted February 17, 2019
Gov. Newsom Signs Two Bills for Clean Water, Approves $131 Million to Improve Drinking Water
Governor Gavin Newsom signed his first two Assembly Bills on Wednesday in hopes of funding emergency drinking water and fire recovery in California. AB 72 and AB 73 are both early action budget bills. They two bills...
- Posted February 15, 2019
Assemblymen Mathis, Garcia Propose Dedicating Two Percent of State’s General Fund for Water
Late last week, Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-26th District-Visalia) introduced a bipartisan amendment to the California Constitution for use of the state’s general fund budget for the rebuilding and enhancing of the state’s water infrastructure. Coauthored with Assemblyman...
- Posted January 27, 2019
Gov Newsom’s Proposed Water Tax Meets with Criticism, Praise and Concern
In spite of last year’s failed “Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act,” proposed by former California Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s new Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2019-20 budget on Thursday with a tax on...
- Posted January 12, 2019
Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Bill
President Donald Trump signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 into law Oct. 23 at the White House as lawmakers who played roles in crafting the bipartisan bill looked on. The legislation is the second important...
- Posted October 28, 2018
Rep. Denham’s San Joaquin Valley Water Storage Legislation Passes the House
Legislation by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-10th District-Turlock) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-16th District-Modesto) to authorize the financing of new water storage projects passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week and is a milestone toward helping...
- Posted September 17, 2018
“Voluntary” Water Tax Dies in Legislature
Another attempt by legislators to tax Californians for clean water has failed in a last-minute attempt and the failure has received praise by many. Senate Bill (SB) 845 by State Senator Bill Monning (D-17th District-Monterey) would have...
- Posted September 6, 2018