NEWS WORTH NOTING: New Sonoma County groundwater agencies plan first meetings, public hearings; LADWP honored as leading water utility in the world at 2017 Global Water Summit; Western Municipal Water District and the City of Riverside strike historic wat
NEWS WORTH NOTING: New Sonoma County groundwater agencies plan first meetings, public hearings; LADWP honored as leading water utility in the world at 2017 Global Water Summit; Western Municipal Water District and the City of Riverside strike historic wat.
The hearings are one item on the agendas of the first meetings of the Santa Rosa Plain, Sonoma Valley and Petaluma Valley groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs).
These agencies were formed to meet the requirements of California’s historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which went into effect in 2015.
The public hearings will include an opportunity for members of the public to speak.
(See chart for entities and the individuals appointed to represent each entity on the Board of Directors of each new groundwater sustainability agency.)
Each GSA board will create an advisory committee to provide input and feedback on policies, programs and projects, including groundwater sustainability plans.
The honor was given to LADWP along with five other water utilities as new members of the Leading Utilities of the World (LUOW), which aims to promote innovation within utilities and communication between utilities.
Western Municipal Water District and the City of Riverside Strike Historic Water Deal Water agreement brings benefits to all customers From Western Municipal Water District: A long-term water agreement to share surplus local water resources and pipeline capacity to benefit the customers of both water providers was approved at yesterday’s Riverside City Council meeting.
“It’s all about public agencies working together for the benefit of the region’s water customers – residents and businesses alike.” Water efficiency is up and water demand is down for both agencies because of the profound drought response by customers throughout the city.
Whether it’s partnering in water supply projects, cohesive communication to help our customers save water, or selling our surplus supply, the goal is to help our customers and keep rates as low as possible.” In addition to the sale of surplus water for 10 years, the agreement also permits Western to use the Riverside system at times when capacity is available for the next 20 years.