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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.

Junio eNews

ON Jul 05, 2018

June 2018 eNews

ON Jul 05, 2018

100+ Community Members Travel to Sacramento for Rally!

ON Jun 14, 2018

Yesterday was a powerful day with over 100 residents from the San Joaquin Valley traveling to Sacramento to share their experience with unsafe water and urge legislators to support the Governor’s Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. See pictures from the day below! Thank you to everyone who took the time to raise their voices for safe water!

Erica joins CWC Team as Director of Organizing!

ON Jun 11, 2018

Erica joined us this week as our new Director of Organizing! She brings years of experience working with low-income, rural communities on environmental justice issues, and we are so excited to be working with her.


ON Jun 08, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- Supporters of a statewide Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund today applauded the commitment by Governor Jerry Brown, Legislative leadership and a bipartisan group of legislators to continue to craft a solution to the state’s drinking water crisis.

Civic Engagement Team Calls 1,000s of Tulare County Voters!

ON Jun 08, 2018

Our Civic Engagement Project team spent the past few weeks contacting thousands of Tulare County Latino voters! They talked to voters about water in their community and reminded them to vote. See pictures of the team below!

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