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Three CWA-Sponsored Customer Protection Bills Signed into Law

Sep 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO--Governor Jerry Brown signed the last of three bills today sponsored by the California Water Association (CWA) in the 2016 California legislative session that strengthen customer benefits and protections in the Water Code and Public Utilities Code.

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Water IOUs Top State Average After One Year of Mandatory Water-Use Reductions

Aug 4, 2016

June 1, 2016, marked the one-year anniversary of the urban water supplier community working with customers under the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) drought management emergency regulation process. Under the regulation, urban water suppliers (water utilities providing municipal water service to more than 3,000 service connections) had individual mandatory reduction targets compared to the same time period in 2013 based on their residential water use in gallons per capita per day (R-GPCD).

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IOUs Encourage Customers to Comply with Updated Water Conservation Emergency Regulations

Aug 4, 2016

With new drought management regulations in place effective June 1, 2016 (see article on the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) revised emergency conservation regulation […]

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Cal Water Assists Customers During Devastating Erskine Wildfire

Aug 4, 2016

When the deadly Erskine Fire broke out on June 23 in Kern County, California Water Service (Cal Water) employees quickly responded to assist customers served […]

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CPUC Adopts Revised Drought Emergency Regulation

Aug 4, 2016

On June 23, 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted Resolution W-5103, ordering water utilities to comply with the revised version of the Drought […]

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CWA Comments on SWRCB’s Intended Use Plans

Aug 4, 2016

On June 16, 2016, the California Water Association (CWA) submitted two comment letters on Intended Use Plans (IUPs) to the State Water Resources Control Board […]

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CWA Weighs in on Proposed Drinking Water Fee Regulations

Aug 4, 2016

In response to the Drinking Water Fee Regulations proposed by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on April 29, 2016, the California Water Association […]

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CPUC Approves AMI Pilot Programs for Water and Energy Utilities

Aug 4, 2016

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued a decision on June 9, 2016, approving pilot programs by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California […]

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California American Water Customers Featured in “#Rethink Your Yard” Billboard Campaign

Aug 4, 2016

California American Water (CAW) nominated Sacramento customers Dorothy and Daniel Delgado to be featured in the #Rethink Your Yard billboard campaign. Sponsored by the Regional […]

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CWA Sponsors Three Customer-Protection Bills in 2016 Legislative Session

Apr 4, 2016

The California Water Association (CWA) identified three areas in the Water Code and Public Utilities Code that should be changed to strengthen customer benefits and […]

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