Private Water Law

Category: Mutual water companies

Mutual Water Company Directors Training Course 2013

Last year, a colleague and I conducted a state-mandated training course for directors of California mutual water companies pursuant to Assembly Bill 54. Given the interest level, we will offer two training courses this coming fall. Because mutual water companies…

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LAFCO Correspondence to Mutual Water Companies

I understand that the Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCO) in several California counties have sent correspondence to all mutual water companies within their boundaries about the requirements of Assembly Bill 54. Among other things, AB 54 requires all mutual water companies that…

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Mutual Water Company Directors’ Training Course 2012

As described in my earlier post here, the California Legislature adopted Assembly Bill 54 effective January 1, 2012, with consequences for mutual water companies that operate public water systems. Importantly, AB 54 requires all mutual water company directors to attend…

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CPUC Approves Acquisition of Investor-Owned Water Utility by Mutual Water Company

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved acquisition of the water system assets of Riverview Acres Water Company (RAWC) in Trinity County by Salyer Mutual Water Company (SMWC). The CPUC decision in Resolution No. W-4923 sets forth the criteria for transferring a water system from…

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New Legal Requirements for California Mutual Water Companies

Effective January 1, 2012, California law imposes new requirements on mutual water companies that own and operate a public water system. Adopted as Assembly Bill 54 (Solorio), and codified at several places in the California Corporations, Government, and Health and…

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