ACWA to Work with Sen. Hertzberg on SCA 4

In a follow-up to its work in 2015 and 2016, ACWA is coordinating with Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) to sponsor legislation that would provide flexibility for local agencies to pursue voluntary demand-based water rates and voluntary lifeline rates to assist low-income customers.

Hertzberg has introduced spot legislation, SCA 4, regarding those topics. ACWA will coordinate with a working group of its State Legislative Committee on the legislation.

Hertzberg has a separate bill, SB 231, that addresses fees and charges for stormwater projects. ACWA has a watch position on that measure.