Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 3:33pm
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 1:53pm
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.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 8:44am
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.
Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 3:18pm
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.
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.
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.
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.