Member Innovation

ACWA member agencies continue to advance the California water industry through innovative practices, programs, technologies and more. Below are some examples of the exceptional work being done by ACWA’s members.


 

SBVWCD Launches Unique Habitat Plan Under Rare Safe Harbor Agreement

SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT – SEP 21, 2020

In a first for the region, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) awarded a  Safe Harbor Agreement to the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (SBVWCD) to temporarily remove the kangaroo rat from its degraded habitat in order to restore it – a  move designed to save the local population.

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Zone 7 Rolls Out Ozonation Water Treatment Process

ZONE 7 WATER AGENCY – SEP 1, 2020

Zone 7 Water Agency announced that it has substantially completed the Ozonation Project at the Del Valle Water Treatment Plant and the system is now online. “Ozonation is a proven, successful treatment method that will improve our water, making it cleaner, safer and better tasting – straight from the tap.”

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New Seawater Intake Pumps Preserve Marine Environment, Enhance Water Supply

SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY – JUL 24, 2020

New fish-friendly seawater intake pumps recently commissioned at the Carlsbad Desalination Plant are among the most environmentally advanced intake pumps in the world.

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Suggested Resources

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Comment Letter: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions

Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Subject: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Lead and Copper Rule Revisions; Delay […]

Coalition Letter: SB 222 – Water Rate Assistance Program

To: Honorable Ben Hueso, Chair, Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications Subject: SB 222 (Dodd) – Water Rate Assistance […]

Coalition Letter: SB 223 – Discontinuation of Residential Water Service

To: Honorable Ben Hueso, Chair, Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications Subject: SB 223 (Dodd) – Discontinuation of Residential […]

Coalition Letter: Advanced Clean Fleets Workshop

Agency: California Air Resources Board Subject: Coalition Comments on the March 2nd and 4th, 2021 Advanced Clean Fleets Workshops Letter excerpt: […]

Coalition Letter: Biden Infrastructure Proposal

Subject: National Ag, Water Coalition Highlights Need for More Water Investments in Biden Infrastructure Proposal Letter excerpt: Recognizing the constructive […]

Comment Letter: Water Rights Climate Change Report

Agency: State Water Resources Control Board Subject: ACWA Comments on Water Rights Climate Change Report Letter excerpt: The Association of California Water […]

Joint Letter: American Rescue Plan

To: The Honorable Janet Yellen Subject: American Rescue Plan Treasury Guidance Letter excerpt: Our nation’s water providers appreciate your strong leadership on […]

Coalition Letter: Proposed Clean Fleets Rule

Agency: California Air Resources Board Subject: Association of California Water Agencies and California Association of Sanitation Agencies Comments on Proposed Clean […]

Toolkit to Help Members with Drought Messaging

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Proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation

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Coalition Letter: Long-Term Water Affordability Program

To: Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy, Senators Feinstein and Padilla, and Members of the California Congressional Delegation Subject: Include Urgently […]

Comment Letter: Support for Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan

Agency: California Natural Resources Agency Subject: Support for Governor Newsom’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan and Agreement for Shared Stewardship […]

Comment Letter: Gap Analysis for Funding Solutions for Human Right to Water and At-Risk Drinking Water Systems

Agency: State Water Resources Control Board Subject: ACWA and CMUA Comments regarding the Draft White Paper Discussion On: Gap Analysis for […]

Comment Letter: SB 45 (Portantino) Bond Act of 2022

To: The Honorable Henry Stern Subject: SB 45 (Portantino): The Wildfire Prevention, Safe Drinking Water, Drought Preparation, and Flood Protection […]

Position Letter: SB 223 (Dodd) – Discontinuation of Residential Water Service for Nonpayment

To: Chair, Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications Subject: SB 223 (Dodd) – Discontinuation of Residential Water Service for Nonpayment Position: Oppose […]

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Virtual Coffee with Director Wilson on April 27

PALMDALE –  Palmdale Water District (PWD) Board Director Don Wilson will be featured at this month’s Virtual Coffee with a […]

April Priority Issues Update Available

The April 2021 Priority Issues Update is now available online to members. The update is a summary of the latest […]

IEUA and City of Chino Partner for Virtual Earth Day Event

CHINO – The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and the City of Chino will be hosting a virtual Earth Day […]

ACWA Testifies in Opposition of SB 222, SB 223

ACWA staff testified with an oppose-unless-amended position on SB 222 (Dodd) and an oppose position on SB 223 (Dodd) during […]

Ed Stevenson Announced as Alameda County Water District’s New GM

Alameda County Water District Board of Directors announced during the April 13 Board meeting the appointment of Ed Stevenson as […]

FEMA Awards Rancho Water $1 Million for New Electrical Generators

TEMECULA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant for $1 million to the Rancho California Water […]

ACWA Launches Member Innovation Webpage

ACWA has launched a new innovation webpage – www.acwa.com/innovation – to promote member agencies’ innovative programs, practices, technologies and more. […]

ACWA Testifies in Support of Climate Resilience Bond Proposal with Amendments

ACWA staff testified with a support-if-amended position on AB 1500 (E.Garcia) during an Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee hearing […]

Save Our Water Offers Water Agencies Bilingual Communications Toolkit

The Save Our Water program recently launched newly designed English and Spanish websites at www.saveourwater.com and an easy-to-access partner toolkit […]

EPA Lead and Copper Rule Comments Due April 12

A 30-day public comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) ends April 12. […]

Roseville transforms courtyard garden into a water wise inspiration

Rain or shine, water efficiency in California is a way of life. That’s why the City of Roseville has embarked […]

Helix Water District’s Customer Assistance Program Starts Today

The Helix Helps Customer Assistance Program starts today, April 5, and offers a one-time credit of up to $300  to […]

GM LaMoreaux Joins Delta Conveyance Board as Alternative Director

PALMDALE – Palmdale Water District (PWD) is pleased to announce that General Manager Dennis D. LaMoreaux has been appointed to […]

Southern CA Prepared for Drought with Metropolitan Investments

Despite critically dry conditions across the state, Southern California can count on a reliable water supply thanks to residents’ enduring […]

Snow Survey Results Confirm California Is In Critically Dry Year

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the fourth snow survey of the season today and the results confirm that […]