Clean water advocates urge residents to attend the California State Water Resources Control Board public workshop on July 26 in Bakersfield and July 28 in Fresno. The workshops will cover regulations planned to set a legal limit on 1, 2, 3-Trichloroporpane TCP
Activists critical of Nestle North American Waters, which has been drawing water from the San Bernardino National Forest for its Arrowhead bottled water, say the company’s permit has lapsed and therefore it should stop collecting water from an environmentally sensitive canyon in the area.
A U.S. Geological Survey shows that a little more than half of the Colorado River, the West’s primary water source, is groundwater before it seeps into the river bed. The preliminary finding may help city water supply managers anticipate future volumes amid rising temperatures and less snowfall.
RCAC recently received the Rural Housing Champion Award for its work in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Mutual Self-Help Housing Program.
California currently has 7,642 water systems, 63 percent of which have 200 or fewer connections. Sen. Bob Wieckowski has introduced Senate Bill 1263 to require applicants to coordinate efforts with nearby water agencies before creating a new agency.