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 Expresses Support, Concern for Proposed Conservation Regulations

CWA Expresses Support, Concern for Proposed Conservation Regulations

Posted on Dec 23, 2016

CWA filed a comment letter December 19, 2016, on the state’s proposed conservation framework for permanent regulations that will implement Gov. Brown’s Executive Order B-37-16, “Making Conservation a California Way of Life.”

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CWA Safety, Security and Emergency Management Committee Actively Preparing for Local and Statewide Emergencies

CWA Safety, Security and Emergency Management Committee Actively Preparing for Local and Statewide Emergencies

Posted on Nov 1, 2016

Formed in 2013, California Water Association’s (CWA) Safety, Security and Emergency Management Committee (SS&EM) provides a venue for member companies to share best practices to […]

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CPUC Adopts Revised Drought Emergency Regulation

CPUC Adopts Revised Drought Emergency Regulation

Posted on 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

CWA Comments on SWRCB’s Intended Use Plans

Posted on 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

CWA Weighs in on Proposed Drinking Water Fee Regulations

Posted on 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

CPUC Approves AMI Pilot Programs for Water and Energy Utilities

Posted on 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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