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 Testifies in Support of Public Health, Water-Use Efficiency Bills

CWA Testifies in Support of Public Health, Water-Use Efficiency Bills

Posted on May 9, 2017

At separate hearings on April 25, 2017, California Water Association (CWA) representatives testified in support of bills implementing Governor Jerry Brown’s April 7 Executive Order […]

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CWA Takes Action on Proposed State Legislation Affecting Water Utilities and Their Customers

CWA Takes Action on Proposed State Legislation Affecting Water Utilities and Their Customers

Posted on May 9, 2017

To ensure California Water Association (CWA) members can continue providing customers with safe, reliable and high-quality water, CWA is taking action on proposed state legislation […]

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SWRCB Extends Emergency Regulation At Least Until May

SWRCB Extends Emergency Regulation At Least Until May

Posted on Mar 8, 2017

On February 8, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted unanimously to extend Governor Brown’s water conservation executive order set to expire on […]

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CWA Files Comments on Draft Framework – “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life”

CWA Files Comments on Draft Framework – “Making Water Conservation a California Way of Life”

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

The California Water Association (CWA) filed a comment letter in December 2016 in response to the state’s proposed framework (“framework”) for permanent regulations that will […]

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CWA Executive Director’s Remarks on Proposed Emergency Regulation Extension Captured Immediately in Media

CWA Executive Director’s Remarks on Proposed Emergency Regulation Extension Captured Immediately in Media

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

On January 18, California Water Association (CWA) Executive Director Jack Hawks attended the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) public workshop on the extension and […]

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CWA Member Companies to Comply with New Regulation on Lead Testing at K-12 Schools

CWA Member Companies to Comply with New Regulation on Lead Testing at K-12 Schools

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) announced a new requirement on January 17, 2017, for California water systems to provide lead testing of drinking […]

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