Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

How do I begin the process for filing for candidacy in my local water board?

ON Jul 16, 2018

There are two steps to follow to process your filing for candidacy in your local election!

How many seats are up for election in my community?

ON Jul 15, 2018

Download a PDF of the local water boards in your county and to find contact information for your South Valley county elections office!

Who is eligible to join a water board?

ON Jul 14, 2018

To run in an election for a Community Services District or a Public Utilities District in Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties, you must meet these two requirements: 1) be a registered voter within the district you are running for, and 2) you cannot be on parole for a felony. That’s it!

87% of local water board seats were uncontested in the most recent election

ON Jul 13, 2018

Earlier this year, CWC released a report that found that in the southern San Joaquin Valley, 87% of local water board seats were uncontested in the most recent election -- that’s almost 500 local seats.

What do local water boards do?

ON Jul 12, 2018

There are many types of resident-led water boards that manage water like Community Services Districts, Public Utilities District, Irrigation Districts, and more.

" CWC has stepped in at all stages... to improve drinking water quality in the Central Valley, from testifying to policymakers to organizing to working to get local projects funded. "



CWC Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, awarded 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award

by The Harvard Law School.


CWC's Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director awarded "Top Activist" in 2012

by Marie Claire magazine.