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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.

Pilot Program Provides Insight into Private Well Water Quality

ON Jun 16, 2016

Community Water Center recently completed a year-long pilot private well testing project in May. This free water testing program was designed to inform local residents of their water quality.

​​California Takes Action to Address Its Drinking Water Crisis

ON Jun 16, 2016

The Drinking Water Advocates Coalition representing rural water advocates, urban water districts, education and children's organizations, and environmental justice, health and equity organizations expressed support for the Legislature’s investment in guaranteeing that all Californians have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water and urge the Governor to support.

Wieckowski safe drinking water bill clears key Assembly committee

ON Jun 15, 2016

A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to better ensure that small, public water agencies are able to provide long-term delivery of safe, clean drinking water passed the state Assembly’s Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee today.

Life-Line Water Rates Key to Advancing the Human Right to Water

ON Jun 13, 2016

Low and fixed income residents struggle to pay their water bills, yet existing law deters local agencies from providing these Californians with financial assistance. Senate Bill 1298 (Hertzberg) would allow water agencies to voluntarily set rate structures that provide lifeline rates to qualified customers.

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