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Results of Member Vote on Council Proposal for Organizational Evolution

Friday, January 06, 2017
The Board's recommendation to refocus and restructure the California Urban Water Conservation Council has passed by written vote of the members. Voting ended December 30, 2016. The changes will take place through a combination of bylaws amendments, financial arrangements and other transition matters.

Ballots were returned by 80 Group 1 members with only one no vote. Six Group 2 members returned ballots, all in favor of the proposal. Therefore, the proposal passed. This approval of the proposed changes sunsets the Council on December 31, 2016 as we have known it and lays the groundwork for creating a refocused and restructured organization beginning in 2017. The transition period is now underway per the Transition Plan outlined by the Board. Additional details and updates will be forthcoming. Complete information on the vote and the Transition Plan, along with a list of FAQs, can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding the vote or this transition, please contact Sarah Foley, Interim Executive Director at sarah@cuwcc.org.



State Policies to Track and Reduce Leakage from Public Water Systems

Monday, February 22, 2016

Every water system leaks. Altogether, billions of gallons of water are lost every day from U.S. drinking water systems. As states and communities contend with the twin challenges of an aging water infrastructure and a changing climate, leaky water systems threaten the quality and reliability of our drinking water.

Some states are leading the way by requiring best practices for estimating, locating, and reducing leaks. Yet many states and cities are not acting and remain woefully uninformed about the true volume of water losses beneath their streets. Click here to read more and view the interactive map.


Sustainable Landscape Training Program

Monday, February 08, 2016

Solano County Water Agency, City of Napa, Napa RCD, and Napa County have teamed with Bay Friendly to offer a “Training & Qualification Program for Design of Sustainable Residential Landscapes.”

This is a four day training that will meet each Wednesday, March 9 – 30 at Napa Valley College. Please see the attached or visit https://www.bayfriendlycoalition.org/BFL-DTQ.shtml for additional details


California Water Board backs program targeting utilities’ water losses

Approves $3.2 million in technical assistance for validated water audits

Monday, January 11, 2016

The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will receive $3.2 million over two years to help California’s water agencies produce validated system water audits, in an action approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on January 5. Accurate water audits are the first step in developing systematic water management programs to cut unnecessary losses of both water and revenue, according to experts. Legislation in 2014 and last year now require the approximately 450 urban water systems to submit validated water audits to the state’s Department of Water Resources (DWR), but proponents say that the utilities’ self interest in discovering and curbing unknown losses of water and money should make the program extremely popular. Click here to continue reading.


We need fairer water conservation goals for inland California

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The State Water Resources Control Board meets Monday on potential changes to mandatory water conservation targets should the drought persist into 2016. It needs to correct a significant problem with current targets that unfairly impact California’s inland communities. Read the full story here.
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