Public Policy

Working on Behalf of Members and Their Customers


CWA works on behalf of member utilites and their customers to promote sound, reasonable and science-based policymaking by regulatory agencies and legislators. Assisted by a legislative advocate, CWA monitors legislative activity and takes positions on issues that affect our stakeholders.


Legislative and Regulatory News

CWA Comments on Proposed Regulations Prohibiting Wasteful Water-Use Practices

CWA Comments on Proposed Regulations Prohibiting Wasteful Water-Use Practices

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

On December 22, 2017, the California Water Association (CWA) submitted a comment letter to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on the proposed regulation […]

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CWA Supports Assembly Bill Designed to Facilitate Small Water System Consolidations

CWA Supports Assembly Bill Designed to Facilitate Small Water System Consolidations

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

To achieve economies of scale and ensure the delivery of high-quality drinking water, California has been focusing on consolidating small water systems in small cities […]

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CWA Member Company CEOs Participate in Infrastructure Panels at NARUC Summer Policy Summit

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

The California Water Association was well represented at the 2017 National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) Summer Policy Summit in San Diego when California […]

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CWA Reiterates Statewide LICA Program Preference in CPUC Proceeding

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

On a separate and potentially parallel track with the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) work, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is conducting a […]

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CWA Files Comments on State Water Board’s Options for a Statewide Low-Income Customer Assistance Program

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

The California Water Association (CWA) submitted a comment letter on August 25 to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) recommending a statewide program with […]

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CWA Submits Comments on Legislation for “Making Water Conservation a California Way Of Life”

Posted on Sep 5, 2017

In late July, the California Water Association (CWA) submitted a comment letter to Senator Hertzberg, Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, […]

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