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.
- American 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.
- Association of 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 Francisco Bay.
- Big 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.
- California 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.
- California Water 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.
- National 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.
- Rural Community 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 here:
- 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.
- US Environmental 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.
- Water Environment 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 environment.