Private Water Law

Category: Government utilities

Is there a Singapore PUB for the US?

The Singapore Public Utilities Board (PUB) is known globally as a leading water utility. Because of the nation’s precarious geographic and political situation, PUB has led the way in developing alternative sources of water, such as reuse and desalination. The…

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Bad Behavior at California Water Districts

The California courts have released two opinions regarding cases of bad behavior at California water districts. They illustrate two problems that can occur in district governance. First, the Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District released an opinion in People…

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Irrigation Districts and the IRS Proposed Rulemaking for Tax-Exempt Bonds

The Internal Revenue Service has proposed changes to the rules by which it determines which entities may issue bonds for which the interest is exempt from federal income taxation. Issuance of tax-exempt bonds is by far the most common means of financing water and…

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TWDB Opens New Round of SWIFT Financing

The Texas Water Development Board has opened the application period for the next round of SWIFT financing. The application period started yesterday, December 1, 2015, and will remain open through February 5, 2016. The application webpage can be found here. In…

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Dark Clouds Over California: The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014

I am excited to release a new white paper regarding the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, entitled Dark Clouds Over California. Please download the white paper and share with your colleagues. For your convenience, the executive summary is published below. Additionally, the…

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