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.
Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) received a $50,000 grant this week from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) 2016 Environmental Justice Small Grants program to promote safe water consumption in Merced County communities.
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.
RCAC is looking for enthusiastic applicants with water and wastewater experience to work with California communities. Safe drinking water and properly managed wastewater systems are critical to communities’ health, safety and economic stability.