Member News

2014 Excellence Awards

Monday, October 20, 2014
Each year the Council proudly honors two deserving individuals for their outstanding efforts in the water conservation and water use efficiency industry. This is the time of year that we recognize the many accomplishments made by the progressive and strong leaders within California. Read more...

MOU Revision Proposal

Monday, August 18, 2014

In 2013, the California Urban Water Conservation Council’s (CUWCC) Board of Directors established a Bylaws Committee to review the MOU Bylaws. The goals of the Committee were to:

  • Ensure the Bylaws were in full compliance with California non-profit corporation law; and
  • Ensure the Council maintains its current structure; improve clarity and consistency; and
  • Identify benefits of Full Membership.

Since then, the Council has engaged with outside counsel to ensure compliance with California law. The Bylaws Committee proposed a variety of changes that outside counsel recommended in order to achieve full compliance.

Improvised devices help water drought-stricken L.A. trees

(By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Los Angeles officials and environmentalists have begun deploying emergency low-tech watering devices to try to save trees in desperate need of water during the drought.
The improvised contraptions, called drought response irrigation pods or "irricades," are made with hollow, plastic traffic barriers and filled with recycled water that slowly trickles into the soil through attached soaker hoses.

Common water metering prevents tenants from understanding their individual water use.

SF considers mandating individual residential water meters in conservation effort (Joshua Sabatini, The Examiner)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In San Francisco's old multiunit buildings, there is no way for a tenant to know how much water they may be using since there are usually common water meters shared among building dwellers. The City to consider mandating the installation of individual water meters in housing units to aid the effort… Read the full story:


Barnidge: Instead of worrying about more water, how about conserving what we have?

By Tom Barnidge Contra Costa Times Columnist

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The way Chris Dundon, Contra Costa Water District's conservation coordinator, tells the story, the customer who called for advice was a transplant from San Francisco with a yard so large it required 28 watering stations. Most were drip irrigation, some were sprinklers, and nearly all were broken. That's what accounted for his enormous water bill… Read the full story:

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