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Delivering Safe Drinking Water

Ensuring California’s water is clean, safe, and reliable is worth investment.

Clean, Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

Delivering clean, safe, reliable water 24/7 takes regular maintenance of complex water systems, advanced water treatment, and investments in new technology, infrastructure and resources.

ACWA's Efforts

ACWA is working on a number of fronts to address the state’s complex drinking water issues. ACWA is taking the lead on developing and advancing drinking water solutions that are reasonable, effective and workable for public agencies.

ACWA is opposed to a statewide tax on water. ACWA also is working with the state to help shape the development of a statewide low-income water rate assistance program.When appropriate, ACWA sponsors legislation to address drinking water issues.

ACWA Member Efforts

Delivering safe drinking water is job number one for local water agencies. Through regular and thorough testing, California’s water agencies ensure that drinking water supplies are safe and comply with all state and federal drinking water regulations for contaminants such as lead, nitrates, and harmful bacteria.

Water agencies also  make critical investments in water treatment technologies and water supply projects to ensure the safest, most reliable water possible.

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“Ensuring that every Californian has access to safe and affordable drinking water is one of ACWA’s top policy priorities.” Cindy Tuck ACWA Deputy Executive Director for Government Relations

SB 623 Becomes Two-Year Bill

by Emily Allshouse

On Sept. 1, the Assembly Appropriations Committee referred SB 623 by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) – a bill aimed at […]


SB 623: News and Opinion Round Up

by Emily Allshouse

ACWA has compiled the following clips covering SB 623 by Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel), a bill aimed at funding safe […]


Water Agencies Testify Against Bill to Establish California’s First-Ever Water Tax

by Pamela Martineau

Today in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, water agencies from throughout California joined with the Association of California Water Agencies to publicly […]


ACWA Supports Safe Drinking Water Solutions, But Taxing Water is Not the RIGHT Approach

by Kathleen Tiegs and Brent Hastey

Today, a legislative committee in Sacramento will consider a bill that would impose the first-ever statewide tax on Californians’ water. […]


ACWA President Tiegs and Vice President Hastey Pen Op-Ed in Sac Bee Explaining Why a Tax on Water is a Bad Idea

by Emily Allshouse

In a new Sacramento Bee op-ed, ACWA President Kathleen Tiegs and Vice President Brent Hastey detail why establishing the state’s […]


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