Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:11pm
The Legislature is expected to act on a measure to delay the $11.14 billion water bond before breaking for summer recess next week.
ACWA is working with members and other bond supporters to advance a bill to move the bond from this November's ballot to the 2014 ballot. Language providing for the move is expected to be amended into an existing bill and passed before the Legislature breaks for recess, which may be July 5 or 6.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:05pm
With so many great reasons to choose tap water over bottled water, Region 1 agencies are encouraging consumers to "take it from the tap," Region 1 Chair Paul Helliker writes in the latest entry in the "Voice on Water" blog.
Submitted by Kristin Goree on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 1:41pm
In a letter sent on Friday to the Secretaries of Interior & Commerce, 12 members of Congress from Northern California addressed their recent briefing on a proposal to retool the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. The letter can be found below.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 12:31pm
The State Water Resources Control Board has scheduled a series of workshops to gather information and discuss scientific and technical issues as part of its process to consider new water quality objectives for the Bay-Delta.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 3:27pm
The first of a two-part status report on 2010 urban water management plans has been sent to the state Legislature.
Submitted by the Department of Water Resources, the report documents baseline and target water uses, as reported in those plans, used to measure progress toward a 20% reduction in urban water use by 2020.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 10:51am
As annual water quality reports begin reaching mailboxes and websites around the state, it's a great time to reflect on communicating water quality issues to the public, ACWA Water Quality Chair Pankaj Parekh writes in the latest entry in the "Voices on Water" blog.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 11:42am
The California Water Commission will take final action on agricultural water measurement regulations at its meeting on Friday, July 6.
Developed under SBX7 7, the water conservation arm of the comprehensive water package of 2009, the regulations must provide for a range of options for agricultural water suppliers to measure the volume of water delivered to customers and comply with farm-gate delivery measurement requirements. Water suppliers have until July 31, 2012, to comply.
Regions 6 & 7 will hold a joint member forum, "BDCP Update - Statewide Perspectives" at Kern County Water Agency on September 14, 2012, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration for this meeting will be available on August 17. Details will be posted as they develop.