RCRC has lent its support to Senate Bill 414, authored by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Monterey). SB 414 creates the Small System Water Authority Act of 2019.
Specifically, SB 414 provides a process for failing public water systems that serve less than 10,000 people or less than 3,000 service connections to come into compliance, or be absorbed into a new Small System Water Authority (Authority) created by the State Water Resources Control Board and the applicable Local Agency Formation Commission. The new Authority would work to competently operate currently non-compliant public water systems with either contiguous or non-contiguous boundaries.
RCRC’s support letter can be accessed here. Currently, SB 414 awaits consideration in the Senate Appropriations Committee. For more information, Mary-Ann Warmerdam, RCRC Senior Legislative Advocate, can be reached at (916) 447-4806 or email@example.com.