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Historic Mandatory Water Usage Restrictions; SWRCB Issues Proposed Regulatory Framework
Best, Best & Krieger
For the first time in California’s history, urban water suppliers will soon be required to comply with new mandatory restrictions aimed at achieving a statewide 25% reduction in potable urban water use. Under an executive order issued by Gov. Jerry Brown, the State Water Resources Control Board will develop, impose and enforce the mandatory water reduction measures, which will apply to local agencies that supply water to cities and towns across California.
(Click here to read "California Water Suppliers Facing Historic Mandatory Restrictions on Water Usage").

On April 7th, the State Water Resources Control Board issued a proposed framework outlining the concepts that will be used to develop the new emergency regulations. The draft emergency regulations will be released April 17; adoption is scheduled for May 5 or May 6.
(Click here to read "Proposed Framework for Mandatory Water Use Reductions in California Released").
Water conservation tips and resources for City Partners & Water Agencies:
For news and resources related to the drought, hosted by the State of California
Developed by the California Urban Water Conservation Council with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this Tour will help you investigate water saving opportunities in each area of your home with facts and specific advice.
The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) provides weekly drought updates, historical data and other resources.
Santa Barbara Hopes Desalination Will Help it Beat Drought
Jeff Daniels, CNBC
Santa Barbara is prepared to spend upward of $40 million to reactivate a mothballed seawater desalination plant that opened in 1992 and shut down just three months later. More than a dozen communities are looking to desalination as the answer to supplying their water needs. The largest seawater desalination plant in the United States is currently being built in Carlsbad and on track to open in the fall. It will supply about 7% of the county's water needs and cost nearly $1 billion. Read full article.
Live Seminar - California’s Water:
Drought, Finding Water, The Water Bond, and Interpreting New Groundwater Regulation

Friday, May 15, 2015 
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Doubletree, Los Angeles, CA
presented by The Seminar Group
(Credits: CA CLE: 5.75 Credits; CDPH: 5.5 DW Hours)
Click here for more information
To receive a $100 discount, register by telephone to 206-463-4400 or 800-574-4852 and use code "FAC100".
Colgate: Water
Striking public awareness ad by Colgate (Peru): Water
Verbal Judo helps decrease potential for complaints and liability, reducing work site stress while improving productivity, morale, and time management.
Please Register:

May 26, 2015
Verbal Judo

May 27, 2015
Executive Committee & Board of Directors Meetings
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