Federal Relations

Through its Washington, D.C., office, ACWA monitors and weighs in on federal legislation that affects California water. It also represents its members before the Administration and key federal regulatory agencies.

Current Issues


ACWA Federal Affairs Committee

Latest News about Federal Relations

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Wednesday that it has selected nine projects to receive $1.49 million under its Desalination and... read»
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer on Wednesday introduced a bill designed to combat the California drought. The bill, the... read»
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015 by a vote of 245-176. The... read»
The House of Representatives on July 9 passed ACWA-supported legislation aimed at promoting healthy forests and preventing destructive... read»
The House Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to approve a bill designed to help alleviate California’s drought. H.R. 2898,... read»

Latest Policy Updates

March 2015 Regulatory Affairs Chart read more»
Attached is the November 2014 edition of the ACWA Federal Regulatory Chart.  read more»
Attached are presentations ACWA has sponsored on the Proposed Clean Water Act Rule. read more»