Private Water Law

Category: Water companies

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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Water Allocation Within California Mutual Water Companies: De Boni Corporation v. Del Norte Water Company

I have written several posts about mutual water companies in California and continue to see a lot of interest in the topic from readers. This post describes a recent court decision regarding the method of allocating water supplies within a mutual…

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UK Government Releases Water Resources Reform Proposal: Water for Life

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has released a new reform proposal for water resources, entitled Water for Life. While we generally think of the UK as a relatively wet place, Defra identified a number of water…

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