Private Water Law

Category: Water companies

California Mutual Water Companies Training 2016

Since 2012, I have had the privilege of providing training to approximately 300 directors of California mutual water companies to satisfy the legal requirements of AB 54 (2011). Given continued interest in the topic, I will offer the course on two dates this year. Because mutual…

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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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Accounting Practices Under AB 240 for California Mutual Water Companies

I have received enquiries from several readers about the language in AB 240 (2013) regarding annual budgeting and review of financial records for mutual water companies in California. This post summarizes what we currently know about the topic, although some uncertainties…

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The Organization of Water Utilities in California

This post gives an overview of the organization of water utilities in California. For this purpose, water utilities are defined as entities that own and operate public drinking water systems at the retail level. There are few sources of information about who…

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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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