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Phase Two of West Basin’s Change and Save Program Begins

West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) announced the launch of phase two of its Change & Save program, a conservation and rebate program designed to reduce residential water and energy use, helping to lower utility bills for qualified residents. For a limited time, West Basin is offering additional free …

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Water-Debt Crisis Balloons to $1 Billion Survey Shows

Water Board adopts guidelines for $1 billion water debt relief program

California water systems large and small are facing unprecedented financial challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic according to a survey conducted by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The SWRCB surveyed more than 500 small- to medium-sized water systems and 150 large systems, which provide service to about …

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Newsom Appoints Three New Members to California Water Commission

Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week three appointees to the California Water Commission. The Commission provides a public forum for discussing water issues, advises the Director of the Department of Water Resources on matters within the Department’s jurisdiction, approves rules and regulations, and monitors and reports on the construction and …

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Western Receives Top Recognition for Water Efficiency Programs

Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) announced last week that they are one of only seven utilities in the U.S. to receive Platinum level recognition by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) for their water use efficiency programs. In a statement released by WMWD, Board President Brenda Dennstedt said, “I am …

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Reclamation awards $536,509 for Trinity River watershed improvement projects

Last week the Bureau of Reclamation announced the selection of five grant recipients for watershed improvement projects as part of the Trinity River Restoration Program. The projects will help reduce fine sediment runoff into the Trinity River and improve fish habitat and passage in Trinity River tributaries. “Reclamation is pleased …

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New Study Shows Increased Costs for Pacheco Reservoir Expansion

Costs continue to increase for proposed expansion of Pacheco Reservoir in South Santa Clara County. Valley Water’s proposed project would increase the reservoir’s capacity from 5,500 to up to 140,000 acre-feet and provide enough water to supply up to 1.4 million residents for a year. Valley Water began moving forward …

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