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New State Water Legislation Mandates
California's enactment of major water legislation in late 2009 charts a course toward improving water supply reliability for a state whose economy is one of the largest in the world. The new water laws affect all public water suppliers in California, imposing new compliance obligations while providing new opportunities to carry out projects that will improve aging storage, conveyance and distribution infrastructure. From new urban water conservation mandates to the setting of instream flow criteria for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the legislation imposes a wide range of obligations that are now being carried out and addressed by local, state and federal government agencies.
This web page offers a summary of the legislation's mandates and objectives, provides copies of the different bills comprising the legislation, and will provide ongoing updates describing significant events arising as the legislation is carried out.
For a summary and copies of the five separate bills comprising the new water legislation, click here.