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Orange County Water District - May 14, 2021
At the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2021 Virtual Spring Conference and Exhibition, the Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) received the Clair A. Hill Agency Award for Excellence, which recognized the District for launching the nation’s largest per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pilot testing program.
 
Orange County Water District - May 14, 2021
OCWD President Steve Sheldon accepts the Association of California Water Agencies' 2021 Clair A. Hill Agency Award for Excellence, which recognized the District for launching the nation’s largest per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pilot testing program.
 
 
California Water News
 
American Society of Civil Engineers - May 18, 2021
The deadline is looming: According to a state law adopted in 2018, the California State Water Resources Control Board has until July 1 to
 
NBC San Diego - May 17, 2021
state was D1 was in October 2014. Drought also intensified, with exceptional drought (D4) now covering 14% of California, up from 5% the
 
Malibu Times - May 16, 2021
dry year from all others on California record,” the statement said. The governor’s office said the drought had reduced expected water
 
The San Diego Union-Tribune - May 15, 2021
by 2045. City officials had expected that after the most recent California drought, which extended from 2011 through early 2019, residents
 
The Desert Review - May 13, 2021
, the execution of the funding agreement with the State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for the New River Improvement
 
Lake County Record-Bee - May 11, 2021
a no-brainer,” said Tracy Quinn, director of California urban water policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group
 
East County Today - May 11, 2021
representing more than 1000 independent special districts that provide irrigation, water, park and recreation, cemetery, fire, police
 
San Anselmo - May 10, 2021
the emergency drought proclamation in California and his strong commitment to increased investment in water infrastructure, drought response
 
NBC Palm Springs - May 10, 2021
of a week-long tour for the Governor. “Shoring up our water resilience, especially in small and disadvantaged communities, is imperative to
 
 
National Water News
 
Water & Wastes Digest - May 17, 2021
: Erica Walker, 120Water Director of Environmental Policy Jeffery Kightlinger, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Manager
 
Claims Journal - May 17, 2021
Bundy. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, both Democrats, have declared drought emergencies in the region, and the
 
WaterWorld - May 12, 2021
funding package for wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and water reuse infrastructure. The bill, called the Drinking Water and
 
Connecticut Patch.com - May 12, 2021
public water systems to monitor for these PFAS, which will provide valuable data about the occurrence of PFAS contamination in public water
 
CompanyNewsHQ - May 10, 2021
the economic health of the nation’s utility systems. This legislation creates financing opportunities to advance high-priority water capital
 
 
Water Reuse & Desal
 
Los Angeles Times - May 17, 2021
growing understanding of what climate change and increasing drought will mean for Southern California. He says public outreach has improved,
 
The Science Times - May 17, 2021
that turns sewage water into clean and safe to drink water. Even Bill Gates has drunk a cup of refreshing poop-derived water as seen in a
 
 
Regional Water News
 
STU News - May 14, 2021
improve water supply reliability in the region. As part of a California Department of Water Resources (DWR) $55 million multi-year grant
 

About Orange County Water District (OCWD)
OCWD manages the large groundwater basin that underlies north and central Orange County and provides water to approximately 2.5 million people. OCWD is a special district established by the California State Legislature in 1933 and governed by a 10‐member board of directors. It is committed to enhancing Orange County’s groundwater quality and reliability in an environmentally friendly and economical manner. The following cities utilize the groundwater basin managed by OCWD: Anaheim, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda. For more information, please visit www.ocwd.com.
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