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Cal Water quells fears of 1,2,3 TCP in drinking water

ON Jul 08, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Cal Water Service is quelling concerns of a carcinogen in Bakersfield's drinking water. After 23ABC reported high levels of 1,2,3 trichloropropane in the system in June, the water company received dozens of calls and emails from residents

California Superintendent Tom Torlakson Urges Schools to Test Water

ON Jun 30, 2016

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, took a stand for water justice this week when he issued a letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding commitment to having clean water in California schools.

Kayode Kadara Appointed to Tulare County Water Commission!

ON Jun 29, 2016

Allensworth resident and long-time community advocate Kayode Kadara was appointed to the Tulare County Water Commission on Tuesday!

California budget includes crucial funds for water in schools

ON Jun 29, 2016

Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the $107.9 billion 2016-2017 state budget and supporting trailer bills including a $10 million additional investment to increase Californians’ access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.

California Budget Prioritizes Investments in Safe Drinking Water

ON Jun 29, 2016

On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a $167 billion state budget that prioritized investments in safe drinking water. Our team at the Community Water Center has been working with the Drinking Water Advocates Coalition, the Administration, and the Legislature to make sure California prioritized ensuring access to safe, clean, and affordable through the 2016-17 California budget, and we are delighted to report that our hard work has paid off!

Fundraising with CWC

ON Jun 27, 2016

Do you want to support the work Community Water Center does in a unique and fun way? Then fundraising is the idea for you!

East Porterville Continues Toward Long-Term Solution

ON Jun 27, 2016

Close to 300 community residents attended an all-stakeholder meeting held on June 23rd on the proposed long-term solution in East Porterville. The long-term solution includes hooking up East Porterville households to the City of Porterville's water system. Community members are supportive of the city running the water system, but still have reservations around mandatory well abandonment, future annexation and future water-rate increases.

Gerardo Tinoco – On a Mission to Secure Clean Water for Arvin

ON Jun 24, 2016

With the exception of a four-year stint at UC Berkeley, Gerardo Tinoco has lived in Arvin continuously since moving here with his family at the age of four. Born in Modesto to farmworker parents, today Tinoco works to ensure residents have access to safe and clean water.

Plan to provide safe water will be aired

ON Jun 24, 2016

Residents from seven Tulare County communities will be able to learn about a proposed regional water agency aimed at bringing safe drinking water now and to continue providing water in the future. The informational meeting will be held Tuesday, June 28, from 6-8 p.m. at the Orosi Memorial Hall.

Excessive levels of carcinogen 1,2,3-TCP found in Kern County water

ON Jun 23, 2016

A known carcinogen was detected in levels higher than 200 times the state recommendation in Kern County water, according to the Cal Water Annual Water Quality Report.

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