Drought Resiliency


Topic: SB-552 (Hertzberg) Drought Planning: Small Water Suppliers: Nontransient Noncommunity Water Systems

The legislature is currently reviewing recommendations from DWR to require small systems to develop water shortage contingency plans.

Click here for links to DWR’s Drought and Water Shortage Risk Explorer and resources assembled by CalMutuals to assist in meeting this requirement.


Topic: Collaboration with CivicSpark

In June, CalMutuals members Valencia Heights Water Company and Konocti County Water District were selected to work with SWRCB and DDW Civic Spark Fellows in developing model Drought Resiliency Plans for small systems.

The program is aimed at building resource capacity with disadvantaged communities to ensure their ability to meet challenges associated with drought.  As a proponent of small water systems CalMutuals is very appreciative of DWR’s approach in selecting two CalMutuals members to develop tailored needs to assist small and disadvantaged water systems in planning for drought mitigation and developing water shortage contingency plans.

CalMutuals is excited about where this project will lead, as the CivicSpark fellow that has been working with member agency Valencia Heights Water Company has expressed interest in developing an ongoing education program for more small water systems in Los Angeles. We look forward to continued collaboration with CivicSpark and will keep you informed as the program progresses.

View more information about the program here.




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