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2016 State Water Board Press Releases

Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2016

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Statewide Water Savings Nearly Reach 19 Percent in November; Most of State Still Experiencing Drought Conditions 01/04/17 Water Conservation
State Water Board Delivers Report to Legislature on the Feasibility of Using Recycled Water for Drinking Water 12/29/16 Drinking Water
North Coast Regional Water Board Assesses $37,000 Penalty for Sediment Discharges to the Upper Eel River 12/22/16 Region 1/Enforcement
San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board Levies $2.8 Million Fine for Illegal Discharges in Suisun Marsh 12/15/16 Region 2/Enforcement
App Targeting Best Habitat for Juvenile Salmon Wins White House Council on Environmental Quality and State of California Water Data Challenge 12/15/16 Water Quality
City of Industry to Pay $5 Million for Unpermitted Dredging in the San Gabriel River at Follows Camp 12/08/16 Region 4/Enforcement
Statewide Water Savings Exceed 19 Percent in October; Most of State Still Experiencing Drought Conditions 12/06/16 Water Conservation
State Water Board Approves Proposition 1 Storm Water Implementation Grants 12/05/16 Financial Assistance
North Coast Water Board Adopts Plan to Control Sediment in the Elk River Watershed 12/01/16 Region 1/Water Quality
State Plan Seeks To Make Water Conservation A Way of Life 11/30/16 Water Conservation
Three Siskiyou County Men Charged with Submitting False Drinking Water Reports to State Water Board 11/10/16 Enforcement
North Coast Regional Water Board Reaches $579,700 Settlement for Sonoma County Stream Sediment Discharges 11/02/16 Region 1/Enforcement
Statewide Water Savings Top 18 Percent in September; Conservation Still Needed Despite Early Rains 11/01/16 Water Conservation
State Agencies Join Forces with White House Council on Environmental Quality on California Water Data Challenge 10/28/16 Water Conservation
State Water Board Seeks Comment on Draft Science Report for Sacramento River and Delta Flow Requirements 10/19/16 Water Rights
Central Coast Water Board and South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Settle Litigation Regarding 2010 Wastewater Spill 10/13/16 Region 3/Enforcement
City of Compton to Pay Penalty, Upgrade Sanitary Sewer System for Discharging Raw Sewage Into Local Waterway 10/11/16 Region 4/Enforcement
Southern California Edison to Pay $3 Million for Clean Water Act, Fish and Game Violations at Shaver Lake Dam Project 10/07/16 Region 5/Enforcement
Statewide Water Conservation Drops Below 18 Percent in August 10/05/16 Water Conservation
Harmful Cyanobacteria Detected around Fabian Tract; Caution Urged with Contact 09/29/16 Water Quality
Former San Bernardino County Business Owner to Pay $125,000, Banned from Underground Storage Tank Program 09/28/16 Enforcement
State Working with City of Delano on Innovative Approach to Remove Nitrate from Drinking Water 09/26/16 Drinking Water
State Water Board Bans 100 Shell Oil Company Underground Storage Tank Sites from Cleanup Fund 09/23/16 Enforcement
Santa Ana Water Board Approves Clean-Up Order, Settlement Agreement Over TCE Plume in Ontario 09/20/16 Water Quality
State Water Board Releases Draft Flow Objectives for San Joaquin River; Salinity Objectives for the Southern Delta 09/15/16 Water Rights
Clean Water Fund Receives $3 Billion In Financing Applications For Vital Water Quality Projects 09/14/16 Financial Assistance
City of San José to Receive 2016 "WuHoo" Pollution Prevention Award 09/12/16 Region 2/Water Quality
State Water Board, Along With Six Partner Agencies, to Host Infrastructure Funding Fair in Fresno 09/09/16 Financial Assistance
State Water Board Releases Draft Report on Feasibility of Regulating Direct Potable Reuse of Recycled Water 09/08/16 Drinking Water
Water Quality Sampler Arrested for Submitting Falsified Lab Reports to the Division of Drinking Water 09/08/16 Enforcement
State Water Board Releases Draft Order Amending the Bureau of Reclamation's Water Rights for the Cachuma Project on the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County 09/07/16 Water Rights
Statewide Water Conservation Steady at 20 Percent in July 09/07/16 Water Conservation
State Water Board Settles Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Cases with 4 AEG Clients 09/02/16 Enforcement
Developer San Altos-Lemon Grove issued $595,367 Penalty for Water Quality Violations 08/30/16 Region 9/Enforcement
Visalia Dairy to Pay $59,850 for Failing to Report the Impacts of Dairy Operations on Water Quality 08/25/16 Region 5/Enforcement
Harmful Cyanobacteria Detected in Parts of Lake Shasta; Caution Urged with Contact through Labor Day Weekend 08/25/16 Water Quality
Central Valley Water Board Issues Notices of Violation to East San Joaquin Valley Growers 08/19/16 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board, Along With Six Partner Agencies, to Host Infrastructure Funding Fair in Alhambra 08/18/16 Financial Assistance
State Water Board Releases Statewide "Stress Test" Data 08/16/16 Water Conservation
Are Harmful Algal Blooms Affecting Our Waters? 08/16/16 Water Quality
State Water Board Approves Limits on Bacteria for San Francisco Bay Beaches 08/16/16 Region 2/Water Quality
Cleanup and Abatement Order Issued for Point Buckler Island 08/15/16 Region 2/Enforcement
Blue-green algae bloom in Mountain Meadows Reservoir, Caution Urged in Water Contact 08/12/16 Region5/Water Quality
State Water Board Reaches Agreement with Redlands to Promote More Water Conservation 08/05/16 Enforcement
Blue-Green Algae Bloom in San Luis Reservoir and O'Neill Forebay; Caution Urged in Water Contact 08/04/16 Region 5/Water Quality
Governor Brown's State Water Board Appointee Steven Moore Re-Confirmed by State Senate 08/02/16 Board Member
Statewide Water Conservation Declines to 21.5 Percent in June; Water supplier "Stress Tests" still under review 08/02/16 Water Conservation
Central Valley Water Board Settles With East San Joaquin Valley Grower Over Failure to Acquire Water Quality Permit 07/29/16 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board Funding Helps Open the Doors of New Woodland-Davis Water Treatment Plant 07/28/16 Financial Assistance
Health Officials and Regional Water Board Warn Discovery Bay Residents and Visitors of Possible Blue-Green Algae in the Water 07/25/16 Region 5/Water Quality
Blue-green algae bloom in Lake Britton and Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake; Caution Urged in Water Contact 07/25/16 Region 5/Water Quality
Hearing to Begin Tomorrow On California WaterFix 07/25/16 Water Rights
SF Bay Regional Water Board Approves $1 Million Settlement on Chlorinated Water Spill 07/22/16 Region 2/Enforcement
State Water Board Approves Prop 1 Storm Water Planning Grants 07/21/16 Financial Assistance
State Water Board, Along With Six Partner Agencies, to Host Infrastructure Funding Fair in Redding 07/21/16 Financial Assistance
Blue-green algae bloom in Lake Britton; Caution Urged in Water Contact 07/19/16 Region 5/Water Quality
State Water Board Approves New Deadline to End Illegal Water Diversions from the Carmel River 07/19/16 Water Quality
City of San Diego Faces Proposed Penalty of $4.6 Million for Lax Construction Site Erosion Control 07/19/16 Region 9/Enforcement
Blue-green Algae Warning Issued for North Coast Counties 07/18/16 Region 1/Water Quality
Blue-green algae blooming in Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake; Caution Urged in Water Contact 07/14/16 Region 5/Water Quality
State Water Board Approves $10 Million to Help Protect State Park Beaches 07/06/16 Water Quality
Statewide Water Conservation Grows to 28 Percent in May; Urban Water Suppliers 'Stress Test' Data Under Review 07/06/16 Water Conservation
Contra Costa County Marina to Pay $26,963 for Waste Discharge Requirement Violations 07/01/16 Enforcement
Blue-green algae blooms result in warning against water contact or use at Iron Gate and Copco Reservoirs on the Klamath River 07/01/16 Region 1/Water Quality
State Water Board Approves Spending Plans For Drinking And Clean Water Funds 06/22/16 Financial Assistance
Central Valley Water Board and City of Vacaville Settle Wastewater Violations in Solano County 06/13/16 Region 5/Enforcement
Central Valley Water Board and Stamas Corporation Settle Stormwater Permit Violations in Nevada County 06/13/16 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board Expands its Commitment to Recycled Water With New Permitting Process 06/08/16 Water Recycling
State Water Board Dismisses Enforcement Actions Against Byron-Bethany and The West Side Irrigation Districts 06/07/16 Enforcement
San Diego County Settles Allegations of Misuse of State Grant Funds 06/07/16 Enforcement
State Water Board Stresses Need To Continue Water Savings As Drought Persists 06/06/16 Water Conservation
State Board Reaches Agreement with Coachella Valley Water District to Further Conservation Efforts 05/27/16 Enforcement
State Water Board, Drinking Water Revolving Fund Return to Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance 05/26/16 Financial Assistance
State Water Board, Along With Six Partner Agencies, to Host Infrastructure Funding Fair in Palm Desert 05/25/16 Financial Assistance
State Water Board Launches Webpage Listing Businesses Disqualified From Working With the Board Due to Fraud 05/25/16 Enforcement
State Water Board Adopts 'Stress Test' Approach to Water Conservation Regulation 05/18/16 Water Conservation
State Water Board Approves Guidelines for Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program 05/18/16 Financial Assistance
SF Bay Regional Water Board Issues Complaint and Tentative Cleanup Order at Point Buckler Island 05/17/16 Region 2/Enforcement
Lahontan Water Board Approves Largest Mitigation Bank in California 05/17/16 Region 6/Water Quality
Placer County Firm to Pay $200,000, Cease All Cleanup Work for Alleged Abuses of Underground Storage Tank Fund 05/16/16 Enforcement
City of San Gabriel to Pay Penalty, Upgrade Sanitary Sewer System for Discharging Raw Sewage Into Local Waterways 05/11/16 Region 4/Enforcement
Indio Water Authority Customers to Benefit from Collaboration with State 05/10/16 Enforcement
Malaga County Water District Fined $1 Million for Failure to Implement Wastewater Pretreatment Program 05/04/16 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board, Along With Six Partner Agencies, to Host Infrastructure Funding Fair in San Luis Obispo 05/04/16 Financial Assistance
Strong Statewide Conservation Effort in March; Water-Saving Habits Aid in 24.3 Percent Reduction 05/03/16 Water Conservation
Orange County Public Works Announced as Winner of Inaugural 'Data Innovation Challenge' 04/22/16 Water Quality
San Diego Water Board Proposes $875,166 Fine to KB Home For Damage to Creek, Non-Permitted Work 04/22/16 Region 9/Enforcement
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency to Pay $298,958 in Penalties for Sewage Spill 04/19/16 Region 3/Enforcement
State Water Board to Host Free Funding Fair on Infrastructure Projects in Sacramento 04/11/16 Financial Assistance
Hanover Environmental to Pay $350,000 In Penalties; Debarred From Any State Water Board Work 04/05/16 Enforcement
Californians Save 1.19 Million Acre-Feet of Water, Enough to Supply Nearly 6 Million People for a Year 04/04/16 Water Conservation
Tulare County Focus of First State Water Board Mandatory Water Company Consolidation 04/01/16 Drinking Water
San Diego Water Board Accepts Water Quality Improvement Plans For Watersheds in San Diego County 03/23/16 Region 9/Water Quality
GovOps Launches Second Phase of Open Data Portal 03/21/16 Water Data
Shasta County Property Owner to pay $100,000 Over Water Quality Violations Related to Marijuana Grow 03/18/16 Region 5/Enforcement
City of Taft to pay $250,000 for Overflow of 1.5-million Gallons of Raw Sewage 03/17/16 Region 5/Enforcement
State Water Board Approves Selenium Discharge Limits for North San Francisco Bay 03/15/16 Region 2/Water Quality
Lahontan Water Board Approves Report on Use of Natural Remediation for Contaminated Groundwater Sites 03/14/16 Region 6/Water Quality
State Water Board to Host Inaugural ‘Water Data Dive' to  Expand Public Access to Data, Foster Innovative Tools 03/14/16 Water Quality
Delta Riparian Water Users Report Reducing Diversions by 32 Percent Last Summer 03/11/16 Water Rights
State Water Board Renews and Revises Emergency Regulations for Russian River Tributaries 03/01/16 Water Rights
Californians Save 1.1 Million Acre-Feet of Water, Urged to Stay Focused on Conservation 02/25/16 Water Conservation
Morning Star Packing Company Issued $1.5 Million Penalty, Cease and Desist Order for Wastewater Violations 02/22/16 Region 5/Enforcement
L.A. Regional Water Board Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Clean Water Act Violations 02/18/16 Region 4/Enforcement
North Coast Water Board Hosts Public Workshop on Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms 02/18/16 Water Quality
State Water Board Authorizes $960 Million in 1% Financing For Recycled Water Projects 02/17/16 Financial Assistance
State Water Board Adopts Pair of Resolutions on the Human Right to Water, Beneficial Use 02/16/16 Water Quality
State Water Board Settles Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Cases with 5 PW Environmental Clients 02/16/16 Enforcement
State Water Board Seeks Public Comment on New Agricultural Water Quality Requirements 02/09/16 Water Quality
L.A. Regional Water Board Enters Settlement, Issues Penalty Against City of Alhambra for Discharge of Raw Sewage 02/04/16 Region 4/Enforcement
State Water Board Adopts Extended Emergency Water Conservation Regulation 02/02/16 Water Conservation
California Meets Governor's Conservation Mandate for Seventh Straight Month 02/02/16 Water Conservation
North Coast Water Board Adopts New Discharge Requirements for Wineries, Food Processors 01/28/16 Water Quality
State Water Board Adopts Measurement and Reporting Regulations for Water Diverters 01/20/16 Water Rights
State Water Board Issues its First Temporary Groundwater Storage Permit to Capture Rain Season High Flows 01/15/16 Water Rights
State Water Board Adopts Strategy to Optimize Resource Management of Storm Water 01/06/16 Water Quality
State Water Board Authorizes Sale of $1.2b in Bonds For Clean Water State Revolving Fund 01/05/16 Financial Assistance
State’s Cumulative Water Savings Continue to Meet Governor’s Ongoing Conservation Mandate 01/05/16 Water Conservation
State Water Board to Announce November Water Conservation Numbers at Jan. 5 Board Meeting
01/04/16 Water Conservation



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