- John Rossi, General Manager at Western Municipal Water District, announces his year-end retirement
- Two CWA Members participate in NARUC Summer Policy Summit in San Diego
- Foothill Municipal Water District announces September 23 water celebration at Descanso Gardens
- Halla Razak appointed as Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s new General Manager effective Dec. 1
- Workshop for mercury-impaired reservoirs operators, owners scheduled for Oct. 11
All posts tagged "legislation"
SB 7 signed by Governor requiring water submeters for all new apartments after Jan. 1, 2018
Landmark legislation was recently signed by California’s Governor Jerry Brown requiring owners of multi-unit rental properties constructed after January 1, 2018 to submeter all apartments and multifamily units. SB 7 was authored by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis)...
- Posted October 16, 2016
New Customer Protection Bills Now Law
This week the California Water Association announced that Governor Jerry Brown signed the last of three bills they sponsored that strengthen customer protections in the Water Code and Public Utilities Code. Assembly Bill 1180 (C. Garcia) directs...
- Posted September 25, 2016
Sen. Feinstein implores federal officials to aid in California’s tree mortality crisis
Senator Feinstein has reached out to Thomas J. Vilsack, secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and to Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to make additional funds available to assist with California’s...
- Posted September 13, 2016
Two water bills to restructure Central Basin Municipal Water District await governor signature
Two water bills seeking to restructure and reform the Central Basin Municipal Water District (CBMWD) are now awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature after having passed their respective houses. Both bills follow an audit of CBMWD eight months...
- Posted August 29, 2016
Sen. Barbara Boxer calls for expedited efforts for the Salton Sea
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has urged all levels of government agencies – state, federal and local – to step up their efforts to save the Salton Sea. Boxer spoke Thursday at the lakebed’s south shore Bono Salton...
- Posted August 20, 2016
Steven Moore reconfirmed as member of the State Water Resources Control Board
Civil Engineer Steven Moore has been unanimously reconfirmed as a member of the State Water Resources Control Board by the California State Senate after the June recommendation by the Senate Rules Committee. He was first appointed May...
- Posted August 8, 2016
Legislation to save our source watersheds becoming a California priority
A bill targeting to save California’s source watersheds recently passed in the Assembly and is now headed to a hearing on June 28 in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. AB 2480, authored by Richard Bloom...
- Posted June 25, 2016
Marsh restoration approved by San Francisco Bay voters
In a first-ever, nine Bay Area county vote, Measure AA earned 69.3 percent in favor of funding wetlands restoration and flood control projects around the San Francisco Bay shoreline. The measure needed a two thirds majority of...
- Posted June 15, 2016
U.S. Senate bill passes $37.5 billion package for Energy and Water Appropriations
Bill includes $100 for Bureau of Reclamation’s Western Drought Response program The U.S. Senate passed the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill late last week with funds specifically earmarked for drought plagued California. Senators...
- Posted May 17, 2016
Assembly Bill Would Require Voters to Decide on California WaterFix
Assembly Bill 1713, asking voters to decide the fate of the construction of the state’s controversial twin tunnels, advanced in the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife on Tuesday by an 8 to 4 vote with...
- Posted April 21, 2016