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$5 million Allocated for lead testing in California Child Care Centers

SACRAMENTO May 4, 2020 – The State Water Resources Control Board has executed an agreement to provide approximately $5 million in grant funds for testing and remediation of lead in drinking water at licensed Child Care Centers. The passage of Assembly Bill 2370 in 2018 requires that all licensed child care centers constructed before Jan. […]

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Statewide Well Test Results for Contaminants PFOA and PFOS Available Through Web-based Maps

SACRAMENTO October 15, 2019 – The State Water Resources Control Board posted the first results of testing for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) for nearly 600 drinking water supply wells, part of a comprehensive effort to assess the presence of these contaminants in water systems and groundwater statewide. The results can be viewed […]

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San Diego Regional Water Board Files Lawsuit Over Tijuana River Discharges

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2018 –  Responding to years of inaction and growing concern of an environmental calamity along the U.S.-Mexico border, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (San Diego Water Board) filed suit today against the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC). Filed in U.S. District Court […]

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Statewide Water Savings Exceed 25 Percent in February

SACRAMENTO, April 4, 2017 — The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 25.1 percent in February, more than double the 11.9 percent savings in February 2016, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The cumulative statewide savings from June 2015 through February 2017 remains at 22.5 percent, compared […]

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Water Board: Most of State Still Experiencing Drought Conditions

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 4, 2017 — The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 18.8 percent in November, a decrease from 19.6 percent in October and below the 20.2 percent savings in November 2015, when state-mandated conservation targets were in place. The State Water Board stressed the need for […]

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Statewide Water Conservation Steady at 20 Percent in July

SACRAMENTO —The State Water Resources Control Board today announced that urban Californians’ water conservation remained steady at 20 percent in July, just one percentage point below June’s savings of 21 percent. The July results come even after the state relaxed conservation requirements in recognition of improved water supply conditions. The cumulative average savings from June […]

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State Water Board Releases Statewide ‘Stress Test’ Data

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 16, 2016 – The State Water Resources Control Board today posted “stress tests” submitted by water suppliers to demonstrate whether they have adequate supplies to withstand three additional dry years. Water suppliers that pass their “stress test” will not face a state-mandated conservation standard through January 2017, but are expected to keep conserving […]

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Statewide Water Conservation Declines to 21.5 Percent in June; Water supplier “Stress Tests” still under review

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 2, 2016 — With water conservation falling to 21.5 percent savings in June 2016—down from 27.5 percent a year ago—the State Water Resources Control Board today announced that it is closely monitoring conservation levels, will scrutinize actions by water suppliers where use has risen dramatically and is carefully reviewing the “stress tests” to […]