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Brown Act and Water Shutoff Emergency Executive Orders Set to Expire September 30

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom released his plan, Beyond the Blueprint , to fully reopen California on June 15, as well as Executive Order N-08-21 , which establishes a timeline to lift the COVID-19 pandemic Executive Orders. Under Governor Newsom’s plan his Executive Orders related to the...


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Interested in Wildfire Mitigation and Watershed Protection Funding for Your District?

Special districts interested in partnering with the State of California and other entities to perform wildfire mitigation and watershed protection have a new ally in Sacramento and a developing regional program for planning and collaborating. Keali’i Bright, Division Director of Land...


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Biden Announces $2.25 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal: An Outline of Items of Special District Interest

President Joe Biden unveiled on March 31 the first of two infrastructure packages the Administration will put forward for Congress’ consideration. The "American Jobs Plan" includes a variety of programs that would address special districts’ infrastructure interests ranging from water...


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Cucamonga Valley Water District Delinquent Accounts Public Outreach Program

Supporting CVWD Customers While Managing Overdue Balances During the Pandemic The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) is a leading retail water and wastewater services provider servicing approximately 200,000 people in the City of Rancho Cucamonga and portions of Fontana, Ontario, Upland...


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West Basin Recycled Water Projects Boost Water Reliability in Los Angeles County

D uring the late 1980s and early 1990s, at a time when severe drought was occurring throughout California, the West Basin Board of Directors made a calculated and strategic decision to begin developing a new and sustainable water supply for the coastal region of Los Angeles County. This new...


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Regulations, A River, and Ratepayers

Donner Summit PUD Sets the Bar for Community Inclusion By Schaelene Rollins, Donner Summit PUD In the beautiful high mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the South Fork of the Yuba River begins its 40-mile journey to Nevada City beginning at Donner Summit. The river is considered the area’s...


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Water workshops consider climate change effects

Published in the Mountain Democrat January 20, 2021 https://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/water-workshops-consider-climate-change-effects/ By Dawn Hodson The third of four state water conveyance workshops was held Jan. 12 with over 100 people from different water organizations attending via...


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What Once Was Old Is New Again

Published from California Special Districts - Jan-Feb 2013 Over the years, Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) and Tahoe City Public Utility District have built a solid relationship that works to serve their residents exceptionally well. So when PCWA determined it was ready to divest...


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Grants Update: Week of February 8, 2021

New Grant Opportunities Department of Interior FY 2021 WaterSMART Grants: Water Marketing Strategy Grants WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports the development of water marketing strategies to increase water supply...


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San Bernardino Basin Groundwater Council: Achieving Record Recharge through Collaboration

By Betsy Miller, Land Resources Manager/Assistant General Manager Last year was a record-breaker for water recharge in Southern California’s parched San Bernardino Valley. More than 70,000 acre-feet of snowmelt, rainfall, imported and recycled water was captured and percolated into...