2022 Virtual Special Districts Tour

Confronting Drought: Water Recycling Innovations, Groundwater Sustainability, and the Destruction of Illegal Marijuana

December 6, 2022 Virtual Tour Recording

2022 Special Districts Virtual Tour:

The 2022 Special Districts Tour featuring local governments at the forefront of confronting drought.

Rosamond Community Services District:

The Rosamond Water Reclamation Plant project represents big picture thinking and planning for our future. Through collaboration with State regulators, this special district found an affordable method to overcome major water supply losses by transforming a liability—wastewater—into this small inland community’s most precious resource: groundwater.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County:

Pure Water Southern California will take cleaned wastewater and further purify it to produce a new, sustainable source of high-quality water for Southern California. This partnership between two urban, regional special districts will produce up to 150 million gallons of water daily when completed and provide purified water for up to 15 million people, making it one of the largest water reuse programs in the world.

Phelan Pinon Hills Community Services District:

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has identified over 1,300 known illegal marijuana grow sites in San Bernardino County. These illegal grow sites are threating the water basin with illegal chemicals and stealing thousands of acre-feet of water annually—equivalent to the entire amount needed to serve the 25,000 residents living in Phelan and Pinion Hills.


Participant Packet

Districts Tour packet

We are pleased to release the participant packet, linked below, for your background in advance of the tour.

Download Packet

Special Districts Confronting California's Drought

Community Driven and Future Focused

Visit our YouTube Channel


PP cover
About Special Districts

Special districts are local governments created by the people of a community to deliver specialized services essential to their health, safety, economy and well-being. A community forms a special district, which are political subdivisions authorized through a state’s statutes, to provide specialized services the local city or county do not provide.

Read More

Special District Laws Reference Guide

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) is pleased to offer this Guide as a resource for special district board members, staff, and the general public regarding the various laws that are broadly applicable to independent special districts in California. For over 50 years, CSDA has strived to promote the good governance of special districts as well as the improved delivery of essential local services to millions of Californians. This Reference Guide was created to complement that mission.

2022 Essential Services and Infrastructure Tour

Educational tour offering attendees a unique opportunity to directly interact with local service specialists. Contact advocacy@csda.net to express interest in attending next year's tour.

Download Packet