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News Stories

The Great Divide: California Communities Battle for Rights to Water

June 5, 2020

Seville Turns on the Taps for the First Time in 5 Years

May 25, 2020

How Funders Can Work Together Towards Resilient and Equitable Systems

May 22, 2020


PPIC: Valley Groundwater Plans Not Measuring Up

May 21, 2020

Safe Drinking Water Must be Part of Coronavirus Response Package

May 17, 2020

Coalition Asks Congress To Fund State Drinking, Wastewater Districts Amid Pandemic

May 12, 2020

Commentary: California Must Keep Small Water Systems From Failing

May 7, 2020


Free Bottled Water Delivery for Those Without Clean Tap Water

May 6, 2020

Americans are Told to Wash Hands to Fight Coronavirus. But Some Don’t Trust the Tap.

May 5, 2020

Farmers Hijack Community Water Access Despite Groundwater Act, Activists Say

May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Worsens Water Crisis for Families in Rural California

April 23, 2020

Coronavirus Forces California Farmworkers to Scramble for Safe Drinking Water

April 22, 2020

Stopping Coronavirus Requires Hand Washing. But What Happens When Your Water Gets Cut Off?

April 16, 2020

Water Advocates Advise Against Bottled Water Hoarding

April 15, 2020

For Californians Without Water Access, Coronavirus Adds Another Layer of Struggle

April 14, 2020

Groundwater Might Be Newest Cash Crop for Valley Farmers

April 13, 2020

Californians Won’t Have Water Service Turned Off for Unpaid Bills During Coronavirus Crisis, Newsom Says

April 2, 2020

Gavin Newsom Issues a Moratorium on Water Utility Shutoffs During the Coronavirus Emergency

April 2, 2020

Alarmed Over Bottled Water Scarcity, Some Calling for Statewide Ban on Water Shut-offs

April 2, 2020

Community Advocates Say Water Shutoff Order Is Good, But Not Enough

April 2, 2020

Advocacy Groups Call for Moratorium on Water Shutoffs Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

April 2, 2020

Addressing Arsenic Problems in Rural California

March 19, 2020

Central Valley Groundwater Markets Emerging Under SGMA

March 17, 2020

'Lost Communities': Thousands of Wells in Rural California May Run Dry

February 28, 2020

California Bills Tackle Water Contamination, PFAS, Wildfire (Corrected)

February 25, 2020

Protest Falls Short, MCSD Raises Rates

February 19, 2020


Online Tool Assesses Drought Risk for Residents on Private Wells, Public Water Systems

February 19, 2020

Community Water Center Tests Water Quality of Private Wells

February 16, 2020

As Droughts Ebb, California’s Water Issues Remain

February 13, 2020

New Online Interactive Tool Helps Californians Prepare for Future Drought

February 12, 2020

California May Be Sliding Back Into Drought, Lawmakers And Advocates Warn Now Is The Time To Prepare

February 11, 2020

Activist Susana De Anda on Environmental Racism and Her Fight for Safe Drinking Water

January 15, 2020

Californians are Turning to Vending Machines for Safer Water. Are They Being Swindled?

December 2, 2019

Health of our Families, Communities Depends on Safe Water

November 16, 2019

Disadvantaged Communities Claim A Stake In State Groundwater Overhaul

October 29, 2019


State Water Officials To Vote On Valley-Wide Plan To Reduce Nitrate And Salt

October 14, 2019

Guest Column: Poor Central Valley Communities Deserve Safe, Affordable Water Service

October 14, 2019

How Clean Water Transforms Communities

September 23, 2019

Op-Ed: Water Victory Shows Power of People

September 18, 2019

Why Water Now Flows in East Porterville — Community Outreach the Key

September 15, 2019

"El Agua se Mira Pero no se Toma": El Problema del Líquido Contaminado en el Valle Agrícola del Centro de California

August 22, 2019

Monterey County Community Organizes For Clean Tap Water

August 20, 2019

300 California Communities Can’t Drink From The Tap. Will More Money Make A Difference?

July 29, 2019

Newsom Establishes Long- Term Safe And Affordable Drinking Water Fund

July 25, 2019

‘Nothing in the Budget Makes Me More Proud Than This.’ Governor Newsom Signs Clean Water Bill

July 24, 2019

California Governor Signs Bill To Fund Safe Drinking Water Projects

July 24, 2019


 Agua Potable Newsom

July 24, 2019

 California Governor Signs Bill to Clean up Drinking Water

July 24, 2019

Radio Bilingue Interview with Susana De Anda

July 18, 2019

 State Water Agreement Is A Victory For Health Equity

July 18, 2019

 Communities Still Gaming Out What The Future Will Be

July 10, 2019

Guest Column: Cal Water Investing In Infrastructure, Water Quality Projects

June 29, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom Must Act On His First California Budget By Midnight Tonight. Here’s What’s In It

June 26, 2019

Groundwater Markets Pose A Risk To Communities On Wells Or Small Water Systems

June 21, 2019

Why Fighting For Clean Water With Climate Change Money Worries Some California Lawmakers

June 20, 2019 

North County Residents Rail Against Newly Approved Rural Water Treatment Program

June 19, 2019

June 14, 2019

Progress In The Fight For Safe Drinking Water

June 14, 2019

California Looks To Clean Air Funds To Pay For Clean Drinking Water

June 12, 2019

California's Clean Drinking Water Problem

June 12, 2019

Water Strike Demonstration

June 10, 2019

With Updated Budget, Safe Drinking Water Fund Inches Closer To Reality

June 10, 2019

Exigen Agua Limpia

June 10, 2019 

A Civil Rights Hero Focuses On A New Fight At The Capitol: Clean Drinking Water

June 10, 2019

California Lawmakers Agree To Tap $130M Of Clean-Air Funding To Pay For Drinking Water

June 10, 2019

Push for Clean Water

June 10, 2019

‘We Couldn’t Even Take Showers’: Californians With Unsafe Drinking Water Appeal For Fixes

June 5, 2019

A Long-Awaited Bill To Fund Drinking Water Systems In Rural Areas Faces Decision Time

May 30, 2019

1 Million Californians Use Tainted Water. Will State Pass A Clean-Water Tax?

May 30, 2019

Dolores Huerta Condemns 'Toxic Taps,' Supports Proposed Water Tax At Valley Rally

May 29, 2019

Huerta, Local Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Support Clean Drinking Water Fund To Be Paid For Through Tax

May 28, 2019

Monterey County Leaders Rally Support For State Safe Drinking Water Fund

May 24, 2019

‘Clean Water Flows Toward Power And Money': Why More Than One Million Californians Are Exposed To Unsafe Water Every Year

May 22, 2019

They Grow The Nation’s Food, But They Can’t Drink The Water
Council Approves Several Resolutions Of Support Tuesday Evening

May 10, 2019

Solution Identified For East Orosi After 10 Years Of Unsafe Water

April 24, 2019

210 Connect Looks At Drought's Lingering Impacts In The Central Valley

April 6, 2019

Governor Newsom's Clean Water Tax A 'Moral Imperative' To Some, A Burden To Others

March 26, 2019

California water tax: Mixed reactions in Valley over proposal

March 21, 2019

TRUE: ‘More than a million Californians’ don’t have clean drinking water … It could be higher

February 14, 2019

Despite Unity of Purpose, Familiar Schisms Appear As California Lawmakers Rekindle Clean Water Funding Debate

February 7, 2019


February 7, 2019

Assembly Hearing Addresses Unsafe Drinking Water Issues

February 6, 2019

California Water Projects Would Get Boost Under Budget Fund

January 22, 2019

California’s unfulfilled promise on access to safe water

January 12, 2019

Valley town with bad wells gets ‘surprise’ visit from Gov. Newsom — who wants tax on water

January 11, 2019

Gavin Newsom budget calls for drinking water tax to help poor communities

January 10, 2019

Monterey County declares "human right" to water

December 5, 2018

Toxic taps abound in rural Tulare County, failed water bond brings no relief

November 13, 2018

East Orosi families discuss plans to connect to clean water for the first time in a decade

October 22, 2018

Proposition 3 will pay for a multitude of water needs

October 1, 2018

Bills To Create Drinking Water Fund Die In State Legislature

September 5, 2018

New bill proposes to fix water quality for less than pennies on the dollar

August 29, 2018

Californians Need Safe Drinking Water Now

August 29, 2018

California communities are thirsty for justice on safe drinking water

August 28, 2018

Undrinkable water in California’s Central Valley

August 28, 2018

August 26, 2018

This time, a state water bond has real money intended to benefit the Valley

August 24, 2018

My turn: Clean water for all, at $1 a month

August 24, 2018

Vidak Urges Passage of Revised Drinking Water Bill

August 23, 2018

California cannot wait on clean drinking water crisis. Speaker Rendon, let legislators vote

August 23, 2018

Seville and Yettem’s Measure Y would form sewer and water district, represent a shift from county control toward self governance

August 22, 2018

Report concludes city water safe to drink

August 21, 2018

Sacramento: Acceso a agua potable

August 21, 2018

California Lawmakers Eye Voluntary Tax To Pay For Central Valley Water Contamination

August 20, 2018

Tax on California water revived to clean up drinking water – but it’s voluntary

August 17, 2018

To Pay For 1,2,3-TCP Cleanup, A Viable Strategy: Sue

August 14, 2018

Sinking Land, Poisoned Water: The Dark Side of California's Mega Farms

July 18, 2018

Vexed by Salt and Nitrates in Central Valley Groundwater, Regulators Turn to Unusual Coalition for Solutions

July 13, 2018

Californians with Unsafe Tap Water may See Relief with Budget Trailer Bill

June 14, 2018


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