Press Releases/Media Advisories – 2023

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DESCRIPTION DATE CATEGORY Comunicado de Prensa en Español
State Water Board approves emergency regulations for minimum flows in Scott, Shasta watersheds 12/20/2023 Water Rights
Drinking water advisory group welcomes nine appointees 12/20/2023 SAFER El Grupo Asesor sobre agua potable recibe a nueve miembros
State approves more efficient permitting of coastal desal plants 12/20/2023 Water Quality
Board approves regulations for converting wastewater to high quality drinking water 12/19/2023 Drinking Water
State Water Board picks new Executive Director 12/18/2023 General
State Water Board celebrates over 100 water system consolidations since 2019 12/07/2023 SAFER
State Water Board adopts regulations to help address sharp decline in Clear Lake hitch population 12/07/2023 General
New state-funded surface water treatment facility will reduce dependence on groundwater for Turlock and Ceres 11/15/2023 Drinking Water
Bay Area Pollution Prevention Group Pesticides Subcommittee wins 2023 award for water quality advocacy 11/09/2023 General
Extended Arrearage Program 11/01/2023 General
Court grants board’s request to appoint receiver to troubled drinking water system in Santa Cruz County 10/19/2023 SAFER
Water Board to hold first probationary hearing under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act 10/12/2023 SGMA
State Water Board initiates public planning process for Bay-Delta Plan updates 09/28/2023 Bay Delta
Developer will pay $1.65 million for stormwater violations at construction site in Placer County 09/22/2023 Enforcement
Board advances water resilience and safe drinking water through $1.2 billion in financial assistance 09/14/2023 Funding
Ryan Lodge appointed executive officer of the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board 09/13/2023 Central Coast
Board provides $152,000 to ensure safe drinking water for Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe in Mono County 08/21/2023 SAFER
State Water Board selects Stantec to oversee drinking water system repairs in Teviston 08/18/2023 SAFER La Junta Estatal del Agua elige a Stantec para supervisar las reparaciones del sistema de agua potable de Teviston
State proposes regulation to make conservation a California way of life 08/18/2023 Conservation El estado propone una regulación para hacer de la conservación un modo de vida en California
Board adopts amendment extending once-through-cooling operations at four coastal plants 08/17/2023 Water Quality La Junta Estatal adoptó una enmienda que extiende operaciones de enfriamiento de una pasada en cuatro plantas costeras
Central Coast Water Board approves state’s first cleanup and abatement agreement for PFAS contamination 07/27/2023 PFAS
State Water Board releases draft report on expediting permitting for seawater desalination plants 07/12/2023 Water Quality
Next phase of recycled water begins for California 07/11/2023 Drinking Water
New water quality requirements proposed for North Coast vineyards 07/10/2023 Water Quality
State-funded stormwater-capture, recharge project breaks ground in Stanislaus County 07/03/2023 Water Capture and Recharge
Board announces tentative schedule for probationary hearings for six critically overdrafted groundwater basins 06/21/2023 Groundwater Management
Proposed standard for hexavalent chromium includes schedule that helps small systems comply 06/19/2023 Maximum Contaminant Level
Over 1 million acre-feet of water authorized for groundwater recharge since December 06/07/2023 Groundwater Management
State Water Board readopts decorative grass watering ban on business and government properties 06/01/2023 Conservation
State Water Board Statement: U.S. Supreme Court decision decreases federal wetlands protection 05/25/2023 Wetlands
Major state-funded Sacramento project to provide environmental, water recycling benefits 05/19/2023 Water Quality
State Water Board: U.S. Supreme Court decision decreases wetlands protection 05/05/2023
Board updates SAFER Needs Assessment Report to guide state’s drinking water support for communities 04/27/2023 SAFER
Orange County completes world’s largest wastewater recycling and purification system 04/14/2023 Wastwater
Los Angeles Water Board selects Susana Arredondo as its new executive officer 04/13/2023
North Coast Water Board approves new fish hatchery, part of historic renewal of Klamath River 04/07/2023
State Water Board expedites funding process for high priority drinking water projects 03/20/2023 SAFER
State Water Board rescinds suspension of Delta water quality requirement 03/10/2023 Water Quality
State Water Board approves Bureau of Reclamation petition to capture flood flows for groundwater recharge 03/08/2023
State Water Board names Jay Ziegler new Delta Watermaster 02/13/2023
Central Coast Regional Board adopts Racial Equity resolution 02/17/2023 Region 3 La Junta de Agua de la Costa Central adopta una resolución sobre equidad racial
Water Board grants Lamont District $25.4 million to secure safe drinking water for 20,000 residents 02/13/2023 SAFER
State Water Board selects Nicole Kuenzi to oversee Administrative Hearings Office 02/10/2023 General
State Water Board approves funding for Tijuana River Valley, New River water quality projects 02/02/2023 Water Quality
State Water Board helps Tuolumne County grade school secure safe drinking water 02/01/2023 SAFER
State Water Board adopts new statewide sanitary sewer order 01/30/2023 Water Quality
State Water Board Welcomes 11 Appointees to Advisory Group on Safe Drinking Water Funding 01/25/2023 SAFER La Junta Estatal del Agua les da la bienvenida a 11 nuevos miembros del Grupo Asesor sobre la financiación del agua potable
Board Issues First Five-Year Temporary Groundwater Recharge Permit 01/13/2023 Groundwater Management