- Planning Tool for Local Water Managers Released for Public Comment
- San Luis Reservoir Reopens, but with Algal Advisory
- Water Authority Joins Scripps Institution of Oceanography to Optimize Water Management
- Cal Water Recommends Residents Flush Taps
- San Francisco Refinery agrees to Settlement for Discharge Violation
All posts tagged "legislation"
Rep. Garamendi Introduces Legislation to Provide Federal Financing for Sites Reservoir
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA 03) introduced the “WIFIA Improvement Act” (H.R.8217) yesterday. The legislation would amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) of 2014 to make public water projects like the off-stream Sites Reservoir Project eligible for...
- Posted September 15, 2020
Congressman Harder Secures Millions for Central Valley Water Storage
After securing substantial support in last year’s funding package, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that this year’s water development funding bill also includes millions in funding for water storage projects which benefit the Central Valley. The bill passed...
- Posted August 3, 2020
Garamendi Secures Key Provisions for Central Valley in Water Resources Development Act
Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, has announced several key provisions in the “Water Resources Development Act of 2020” (H.R.7575) have been added for the California Delta and...
- Posted July 22, 2020
Senator Feinstein Introduces Bill to Restore San Joaquin Valley Canals
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to authorize $800 million in federal funding for canals in the San Joaquin Valley otherwise known as the Restoration of Essential Conveyance Act. The bill’s aim is to repair the...
- Posted May 26, 2020
Broad Support for Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Legislation
A bipartisan group of senators and stakeholders are voicing support for the draft water resources development legislation, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 (AWIA 2020), and the draft drinking water legislation, the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act...
- Posted May 6, 2020
Legislation Introduced to Fund Major Valley Water Infrastructure Repairs
Earlier this week, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) introduced legislation that would provide $400 million dollars to repair major water infrastructure in the San Joaquin Valley. The Conveyance Capacity Correction Act authorizes federal funding to repair cracks in...
- Posted February 8, 2020
SB 998 Changes How Customers Receive Shut-Off Notifications
Beginning Feb. 1, 2020 water systems regulated by the Public Utilities Commission, or those supplying water to more than 3,000 customers annually will have to change how customers receive service shut-off notices. Other water systems with more...
- Posted January 18, 2020
Water Optimization for the West (WOW) Act Introduced to Provide Pathway to Water Abundance
California Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-04) and 11 members representing western states introduced legislation designed to reform water policy in the west earlier this week. The bill, H.R 5217, streamlines water districts’ contact renewals, expedites water transfers and...
- Posted November 23, 2019
New California Law Creates Path to Water and Wastewater Industry for Military Vets
State legislation allowing veterans to receive credit for their military education and experience when applying for civilian water and wastewater system operator certifications in California was recently signed. San Diego County Water Authority and the Otay Water...
- Posted October 18, 2019
Governor Signs Bill to Increase the Use of Stream Gages for Better Water Management
Senate Bill 19, authored by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-District 3-Napa), was recently signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The legislation will require the Department of Water Resources (DWR), following an appropriation of funds by the Legislature, to...
- Posted October 6, 2019