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In 2016, Central Basin MWD faced new legislation which resulted in the District expanding the membership of the Board of Directors. In addition to the five publically-elected directors, which represent the District’s five separate divisions, three additional directors will be appointed by water purveyors within the District pursuant to Section 71267 of the Water Code. Until 2022, Central Basin is to have an eight member Board; after 2022, the Board will decrease to seven directors, as one of the elected positions will be eliminated through redistricting. Two of the three appointed seats up for election this year in regards to the appointment process are: A director to represent the large water purveyors, each purveyor will have one vote; and A director to represent all purveyors, the vote of each purveyor shall be weighted to reflect the number of service connections the purveyor has within the District. Call for Nominations The District will mail Nomination Forms by Thursday, October 25, 2018, to water purveyors within the service area. Ballots will be opened at a Special Purveyor Workshop on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Voting Process After the District has tallied the nominations, the ballots will be mailed on January 14, 2019. The results will be opened at the Purveyor Workshop on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Appointed Directors will be installed on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00PM.
Posted by kelsey.coleman  On Oct 25, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Governor Brown issued mandatory water restrictions during California’s historic drought. On May 31, 2018, he signed companion bills AB 1688 (Friedman) and SB 606 (Hertzberg) to create a permanent framework for statewide water conservation measures. The bills are intended to encourage conservation as a ‘way of life’ for Californians and help the state better prepare for future droughts and anticipated environmental changes. Retail water agencies across the state will be incorporating new standards in an effort to achieve mandatory water conservation goals.  What new regulations/requirements do these bills entail?  AB 1668 and SB 606 will require the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Water Resources to establish long-term water use efficiency standards by June 30, 2022. These standards will include reporting requirements for indoor and outdoor residential use, commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) landscape areas, water losses through leaks, as well as other components.  In addition, retail agencies will be required to calculate objectives and actual water use by 2023, which are to be updated by November 1 each following year. Residential indoor water use will be limited to 55 gallons per person each day until January 1, 2025 and will be incrementally reduced over time. On January 25, 2025, there will be a decision to decrease the amount to (a) a number selected by DWR or (b) 52.5 gallons per capita daily. By January 1, 2030, the amount will be decreased to 50 gallons per capita daily. For more information on specific requirements, please click here.   What this means  Water suppliers retain the flexibility to develop enhanced water efficiency programs specifically for their communities in order to achieve local water use targets. The primary goals of this legislation are to encourage Californians to continue using water more wisely, eliminate water waste and strengthen drought resilience. 
Posted by kelsey.coleman  On Oct 10, 2018 at 2:50 PM