In the quarter ending June 30, 2017, Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) closed 14 loans totaling nearly $8 million to assist rural communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Among those that received loans were a nonprofit organization that supports Arizona migrant workers and a rural Nevada food hub.
The Orange County Water District is now the world’s largest producer of purified wastewater. The district’s Groundwater Replenishment System, which began in 2008 in partnership with the Orange County Sanitation District, uses the combined processes of microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light to purify treated wastewater.
California is building barely enough new housing amid population growth, although state lawmakers have several options to address the crisis during this legislative session.
A 1934 law that allows the federal government to set aside land for Tribes came under scrutiny this week when lawmakers couldn’t agree on how the law should be interpreted.
Californians living in hundreds of small, unincorporated communities have unsafe water and inadequate wastewater systems because they can’t afford expensive water treatment facilities.