Below are links to other sites of which you may also find of interest.
State Water Quality Control Boards
State Water Resources
Control Board (SWRCB) - The State Board's mission is to preserve,
enhance and restore the quality of California's water resources, and
ensure their proper allocation and efficient use for the benefit of
present and future generations.
Regional Water Quality Control Boards (RWQCB)
Associations & Agencies
American Water Works Association (AWWA - National) - An
international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated
to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
Water Works Association (AWWA - California & Nevada ) - The
California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association
has been a leader in developing water industry guidelines,
standards, procedures, training and newsletters for over 80 years.
It is the largest AWWA regional section, with over 8,000 members.
California Water Agencies (ACWA) - Since ACWA was founded in
1910, representing and providing key services to members has been
ACWA's most important charge. From legislation, to regulatory
activity, to broad policy issues, ACWA is on the front lines in
Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. as a constant and respected
advocate for California's public water agencies.
Bay Area Clean Water
Agencies (BACWA) - BACWA's purpose is to collect data on aquatic
wildlife and quality of water; to coordinate the work of member
agencies with other control agencies or agencies or organizations;
to interpret data and to assess the effect of pollution on San
Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) - BBARWA is
working hard to create a new water source that will always be under
our control, produced locally and used locally – a supply that will
be steadily available, even in times of drought. Taking less from
this groundwater basin is part of the solution. BBARWA’s parallel
strategy is to ensure a healthy and sustainable level in the aquifer
by adding purified recycled water to it. The purified water would be
poured onto surface spreading ponds, where it is blended with
potable water and naturally filters back into the ground.
Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) - CASA provides
proactive leadership, innovative solutions, and timely education and
information to CASA members, legislators, and the public, and to
promote partnerships on wastewater issues with other organizations,
so that sound public health and environmental goals may be achieved.
Environment Association (CWEA) - A not-for-profit association of
7,700-plus professionals in the wastewater industry. We are
committed to keeping California's water clean.
Central Valley Clean
Water Association (CVCWA) - CVCWA's mission is to effectively
represent the interests of wastewater agencies in the Central Valley
in regulatory matters and to support the exchange of information so
member agencies can best meet their business challenges.
Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) - NACWA represents
the interests of over 300 public agencies and organizations that
have made the pursuit of scientifically based, technically sound and
cost effective laws and regulations their objective. NACWA members
serve the majority of the sewered population in the United States
and collectively treat and reclaim more than 18 billion gallons of
wastewater daily. NACWA maintains a key role in the development of
environmental legislation, and works closely with federal regulatory
agencies in the implementation of environmental programs.
Assistance Corporation - A multi-state agency helping to build
the capacity of other nonprofit agencies and create new agencies to
serve low-income people living in rural communities in the western
United States. Information on their workshops are posted
Santa Ana Watershed
Project Authority (SAWPA) - SAWPA was first formed in 1968 as a
planning agency, and reformed in 1972 with a mission to plan and
build facilities to protect the water quality of the Santa Ana River
Watershed. SAWPA works with legislators on ensuring there are useful
laws on water resources, with funding sources to ensure that
necessary projects can be completed, with planners to ensure that
there is enough water in the future, with regulators to ensure that
the water is safe and clean, and with all other stakeholders
(including the concerned public) to build collaborative, regional
solutions to the area's water needs.
Tri-TAC is a technical advisory committee, representing California
municipal wastewater management agencies that collectively treat and
reclaim more than 2 billion gallons of wastewater each day.
Protection Agency (EPA) - The mission of the Environmental
Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.
Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier
environment for the American people.
Federation (WEF) - A not-for-profit technical and educational
organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward
the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water