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