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Transparent and locally accountable management of the state’s water resources.

Ensuring Transparency and Local Accountability

California’s public water agencies are governed by locally-elected boards and are entrusted to deliver safe and reliable water to homes, farms, and businesses. Water agencies are as diverse as the communities they serve – varying in size, structure and function – but they share in their commitment to open, transparent and responsible water management.

ACWA's Efforts

ACWA is committed to collaborative public policy development and actively promotes policies that ensure transparency and local control over water management. In 2015, ACWA’s Board of Directors adopted a policy statement calling on the California State Legislature to ensure that proposed legislation receives proper vetting through thorough and deliberative public hearings.

ACWA Member Efforts

ACWA member agencies earn the trust of their communities by conducting open and public meetings with opportunities for public engagement, undergoing rigorous auditing to ensure public funds are managed properly and providing detailed information about their governance, budget, and operations to the public in printed materials and on their websites.

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“As stewards of local ratepayer dollars, water agencies take their responsibilities seriously.” Kathleen Tiegs ACWA President

Faces of Water Q&A – November 2017

by Emily Allshouse

Telling the stories of the people who work to deliver California’s water… 1.) Describe your job. I analyze both potable water […]


Water District Named Award Finalist for Outreach Program to Adults with Disabilities

by Rowland Water District

Statewide water industry group recognizes the District’s fire hydrant painting jobs initiative. Rowland Heights, CA (Nov. 1, 2017) – Rowland […]


Water Professionals: On the Front Lines for Californians Every Day

by Timothy Quinn

California launched its first-ever Water Professionals Appreciation Week this month, officially setting aside a week in October every year to […]


Faces of Water Q&A – October 2017

by Emily Allshouse

  Telling the stories of the people who work to deliver California’s water… 1.) Describe your job. I am the Manager […]


Spotlight on Water Professionals Appreciation Week 2017

by Emily Allshouse

Thanks to strong advocacy and leadership by ACWA and a coalition of water associations, local water agencies across the state […]


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