Summary: The Department of Public Health and the State Water Resources Control Board are required to investigate the possibility of implementing a uniform water recycling criterion for direct potable reuse. Keywords: Department of Public Health, State Water Resources Control Board, Surface Water Augmentation, Uniform Water Recycling Criteria, Direct Potable Reuse Categories: Senate Bill Download the…

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Summary: The Department of Public Health and the State Water Resources Control Board are required to investigate the possibility of implementing a uniform water recycling criterion for indirect potable reuse. Keywords: Department of Public Health, State Water Resources Control Board, Surface Water Augmentation, Uniform Water Recycling Criteria, Toxicologist, Direct and Indirect Potable Reuse, Health Risks,…

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Summary: Jointly enacted with AB 1668, SB 606 specifies water use objectives and reporting requirements for urban water suppliers and offers bonus incentives for potable reuse water. Keywords: Urban Water Management Act, AB 1668, State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Water Resources, Reporting Requirements, Bonus Incentives, Urban Retail Water Supplier, Annual Report, Contingency Plan…

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Summary: One part of a three bill package, also known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA),  prohibits the State Water Resources Control Board from enacting an interim plan of groundwater extraction resulting in significant surface water depletion before 2025. Keywords: Groundwater Management Plan, Department of Water Resources, Groundwater basin, Probationary Basin, Groundwater Sustainability Agency,…

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Summary: One part of a three bill package, also known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), defines: GSA’s jurisdiction, a standard criterion for management plans, and outline local boundaries for groundwater basins. DWR will prioritize all groundwater basins based on overdraft severity of high, medium and low priority. GSA will provide a groundwater sustainability…

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Summary: The State Water Resources Control Board is required to implement a uniform water recycling system for potable reuse through raw water augmentation will be adopted by end of 2023. Keywords: Direct Potable Reuse, Raw Water Augmentation, Surface Water Augmentation, Reservoir Water Augmentation, Uniform Water Recycling Criteria, Drinking Water Categories: Assembly Bill Download the PDF

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Summary: Jointly enacted with SB 606, involves the State Water Resources Control Board and Department of Water Resources to implement urban water management plans and drought contingency planning, including increased water efficiency use, reporting requirements, and penalty violations. Keywords Water Shortage Contingency Analysis (WSCA), Urban Water Management Plans (UWMP), SB 606, State Water Resources Control…

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Summary: Referred to as the Water Bond, repeals the 2009 Water Bond and allocates $7.545 billion to Prop. 1 and reacts $435 in unspent bonds towards water resources related projects. Keywords: Proposition 1, Statewide Water System Operational Improvements, Drought Preparedness, Protecting Rivers, Groundwater Sustainability, Water Recycling, Regional Water Security, Reliable Drinking Water, Flood Management, Water…

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Summary: Part one of a three bill package, also known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), authorizes local agencies to submit and enact a groundwater management plan with goals to reach sustainable water yields. Local agencies referred to as Groundwater Sustainability Agencies, are granted authority to enforce regulation and charge fees related to the…

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Summary: This EO lifted the drought emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Tuolumne. The evolving climate conditions require California to adopt and adhere to water conservation as a way of life. As for exempt counties, any additional funding is re-purposed into near-term conservation projects and water enhancement projects will be expedited.…

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