ACWA e-News for May 30, 2012

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Assembly Approves Bill on Water Recycling

A bill that would make sweeping changes to state regulation of recycled water was approved on the Assembly floor on May 29.

AB 2398 by Assembly Member Ben Hueso (D-Chula Vista) would enact the Water Recycling Act of 2012 and consolidate water recycling statutes in current law into a new division of the Water Code called “Water Recycling.” The measure, supported by ACWA and a number of member agencies, would also establish a statewide goal of recycling 1.5 million acre-feet of water by 2020 and 2.5 million acre-feet by 2030.

Keynote Presentations from ACWA Spring Conference Now Online

Keynote presentations from ACWA’s 2012 Spring Conference & Exhibition are now available on the association’s video channel,

Science Board to Discuss Final Staff Draft Delta Plan

The Delta Independent Science Board will discuss its review of the final staff draft of the Delta Plan, the organization of science in the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and its review of the BDCP Draft ERI/EIS at its teleconference meeting on June 8.

The public may listen in on the call in the main conference room at 980 9th Street, Ste. 1500 in Sacramento. Click here for a meeting notice.

Little Hoover: Keep Delta Council Independent

When the Little Hoover Commission blessed a government reorganization plan last week that would move several commissions and boards into other agencies, it did so with one caveat: that legislation be developed allowing the Delta Stewardship Council to retain its independence.

Delta-Related Bills Held in Appropriations Committee

Two ACWA-opposed bills related to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan were held by the Assembly Appropriations Committee May 25 as the deadline passed for bills to move from the fiscal committee to the Assembly floor.

AB 2421 and AB 2422, both by Assembly Member Bill Berryhill (R-Stockton), failed to come off the committee’s suspense file and will not advance. The bills are opposed by ACWA and a coalition of water agencies and other organizations.

State Lawmakers Urge Progress on BDCP

Citing concern that the Bay Delta Conservation Plan could be delayed, 18 members of the Legislature called on state and federal officials this week to move the process forward.

Water Shortage Policy Workshop Set for June 4

The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a public workshop on the Mid-Pacific Region’s Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy on June 4 in Sacramento.

ACWA Region 5 Spring Event: Program, Networking Reception, and Tour of Alameda County Water District Recharge Facilities and San Francisco PUC Historic Sunol Headquarters and Temple and Hetch Hetchy Projects

Sun, 06/03/2012 - Mon, 06/04/2012
Fremont, CA

ACWA Region 5 Hosts a Tour of Alameda County Water District Recharge Facilities and San Francisco PUC Historic Sunol Headquarters and Temple and Hetch Hetchy Projects

June 3 & 4, 2012

ACWA Region 1 Program & Tour Take it From the Tap: Developing a Regional Drink Local Water Campaign

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Santa Rosa Utilities Field Office 35 Stony Point Rd., Santa Rosa, CA

Due to health, environmental, waste reduction and numerous other reasons, the importance of switching from bottled water and other sugary drinks to local tap water as the drink of choice is gaining momentum. To capitalize on this movement, Region 1 will be hosting a forum to discuss how to develop and implement a regional Local Tap Water Campaign.

ACWA Regions 6 & 7 Joint Membership Meeting - July 2012

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Fresno County Farm Bureau

 ACWA Joint Regions 6 & 7 Member Forum

Irrigated Lands Regulatory Issues &

Groundwater Quality

ACWA Regulatory Summit

Wed, 08/15/2012
Doubletree by Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

ACWA Regions 6 & 7 Joint Member Forum - September 14, 2012

Fri, 09/14/2012
Kern County Water Agency

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.

Pre-Registration: $25

Onsite Registration: $35 (as space permits)

Steve Hall Fierce Competitor Golf Tournament

Fri, 09/21/2012
DarkHorse Golf Club, Auburn
The tournament in Steve Hall's honor will take place at DarkHorse Golf Club (24150 Darkhorse Drive, Auburn, CA 95602). DarkHorse was Steve's favorite golf course and where he hit his first and only hole in one.
  • Check-in registration opens at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will also be available at that time.
  • Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.

ACWA Continuing Legal Education

Thu, 10/04/2012 - Fri, 10/05/2012
Napa Valley Marriott

ACWA 2012 Fall Conference & Exhibition

Tue, 12/04/2012 - Fri, 12/07/2012
Manchester Grand Hyatt; San Diego

ACWA's 2012 Fall Conference & Exhibition took place Dec. 4-7 in at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

View Conference Presentations