Water Board approves Ag Order 4.0

General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands, also known as Ag Order 4.0, were adopted by the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board last week.  There has been unease among farmers throughout the lengthy development process as to how the rule will affect production. The order requires …

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Olivenhain MWD to use refund to reduce future rate increases

During the April 14 meeting, Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved utilizing a $2 million refund to reduce future rate increases to OMWD ratepayers. “This is a tremendous victory for our region and our ratepayers,” said OMWD Board Treasurer Christy Guerin. “The court rulings will not only …

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Alameda announces Ed Stevenson as new general manager

Alameda County Water District (ACWD) Board of Directors announced during their April 13 Board meeting that Ed Stevenson would be the next General Manager of ACWD. Stevenson will assume the role on July 2, taking over for retiring GM, Robert Shaver. Stevenson is a 24-year employee, having started his ACWD …

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Tetra Tech Expands Its High-end Digital Water Solutions

Metropolitan Water and Imperial Irrigation Districts settle Colorado River dispute

Tetra Tech, Inc., a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, announced last week that it has acquired IBRA-RMAC Automation Systems, Inc., an industry leader in water systems instrumentation and digital transformation consulting services for water infrastructure. “Tetra Tech leverages digital technology solutions to improve operational efficiency for our …

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EPA selects three So Cal businesses for Innovation Research grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the award of nearly $300,000 to Hyperion Analytical LLC of Rancho Cucamonga, Intelligence Optical Systems, Inc of Torrance, and Photon Systems, Inc. of Covina, to develop innovative technologies that help support EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. The grant funding …

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Palmdale GM appointed to Delta Conveyance board

Palmdale Water District announced last week that General Manager Dennis D. LaMoreaux has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Authority (DCA) as an alternate director. “It is a true honor to be an alternate director on the DCA board,” LaMoreaux said.  “The …

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