Regulatory and Legislative Priorities

CalMutuals establishes its legislative and regulatory priorities at its annual meeting.

As legislation and regulations evolve, CalMutuals adapts and takes positions on specific proposed legislation and regulations through its Joint Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

The Joint Committee meets at least monthly and more frequently when the legislature is in session.

The Joint Committee includes the board of directors and invites participation from within our membership.

If you are interested in participating in the Joint Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee meetings, please contact Susan Allen at

Our legislative and regulatory priorities include:


  • Safe Drinking Water and Economic Feasibility of Cr6+ and PFAS legislation
  • Small Systems’ Requirements to Restrict Shut-offs for Non-Payment
  • Mandated Consolidation of Small Systems
  • Legislation regarding Mutuals’ 501(c)3 Tax Status
  • Legislation regarding groundwater sustainability planning


  • Chromium 6 – upcoming MCL standard
  • PFOA & PFOS Federal Regulations – upcoming standards
  • Manganese – upcoming RL and NL
  • SAFER Needs Assessment

From time to time, CalMutuals will help its members on local matters with regional agencies, usually when two or more members in a region feel like they are out of options and need more capacity to plan and execute a strategy.

Current Priorities

If you are interested in specific bills and regulatory documents please check out the links below:

CalMutuals tracks a variety of bills related to water companies.
We’ve consolidated the bills (and our position on the bills) into a quick list for your review.

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