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’s Safety, Safe Drinking Water Legislation Moves Forward

CWA’s Safety, Safe Drinking Water Legislation Moves Forward

Posted on Jun 28, 2019

On June 13, the California Senate and Assembly passed the main budget bill, which includes $214.8 billion in spending for FY 2019-2020. Associated trailer bills […]

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CWA Files Comment Letter on State Water Board’s Needs Assessment Conceptual Plan

CWA Files Comment Letter on State Water Board’s Needs Assessment Conceptual Plan

Posted on Jun 28, 2019

In response to the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) outreach to the drinking water community for a reaction to its proposed Conceptual Plan for […]

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CWA Comments on Two CPUC Rulemakings

CWA Comments on Two CPUC Rulemakings

Posted on May 1, 2019

In early April, the California Water Association (CWA) submitted comments on two Order Instituting Rulemakings (OIRs) before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). OIR 18-12-005 […]

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CWA Sponsors Four Bills in 2019-2020 Legislative Session

CWA Sponsors Four Bills in 2019-2020 Legislative Session

Posted on May 1, 2019

With the 2019-2020 California legislative session fully underway, 2,628 bills have been introduced. The California Water Association (CWA) is tracking many bills involving drinking water […]

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CWA Submits Comments on De-Energization and Climate Change Rulemakings

CWA Submits Comments on De-Energization and Climate Change Rulemakings

Posted on Feb 28, 2019

In response to Rulemaking 18-12-005, the “Order Instituting Rulemaking to Examine Electric Utility De-Energization of Power Lines in Dangerous Conditions,” the California Water Association (CWA) […]

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CWA Comments on California Water Plan Update 2018

CWA Comments on California Water Plan Update 2018

Posted on Feb 28, 2019

California Water Association’s (CWA) January 21, 2019, comment letter to the Department of Water Resources addressed several aspects of the Public Review Draft (PRD) of […]

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