News Categorized: Water Reliability & Conveyance

Merced County Well Ordinance Works “For the Most Part”

Merced County received more than 400 applications for well permits in seven months after passing its groundwater ordinance in March. The ordinance was passed during California’s fourth year of drought in order to protect groundwater resources from being moved outside the county’s basins, to protect water rights and to decrease the rate of subsidence. The… Read more »

SJV Water District OKs Recharge Project for State Groundwater Plan

The Eastside Water District board voted to ask its farmers for $6 million for a groundwater recharge project. The system would eliminate no more than 10 percent of the overdraft in the 61,000-acre district, which straddles Stanislaus and Merced counties southwest of Turlock Lake in the San Joaquin Valley, but backers said it would be a… Read more »

Met Ponders Sewer-Water Recycling Plant

Southern California’s water wholesaler is considering building a water recycling plant modeled after Orange County’s world-acclaimed facility to replenish groundwater supplies in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Initial plans call for building a recycling plant in Carson that would purify 60,000 acre-feet of treated sewer water from the next-door Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County… Read more »

Brown Administration Rallies SJV Support for “WaterFix”

Fresno Bee opinion piece by John Laird is California Secretary for Natural Resources and Asm. Henry T. Perea of Fresno. The drought has hit every part of California hard, but the Central Valley has been particularly devastated. A recent Fresno Bee article detailed the tragic case of East Porterville residents whose wells have run dry… Read more »