Schwarzenegger Announces Water Commission and Delta Conservancy Appointments

Paul Rodriguez, the chair of the Latino Water Coalition who claimed recently that Schwarzenegger had appointed him to the Water Commission, wasn’t chosen for the Commission. However, Schwarzenegger did appoint agribusinessman Joe Del Bosque, 61, of Los Banos.

Schwarzenegger Announces Water Commission and Delta Conservancy Appointments

by Dan Bacher

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the “Fish Terminator,” announced his appointments to the Water Commission and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy on Friday, May 14.

Paul Rodriguez, the grower, comedian and chair of the Latino Water Coalition who claimed recently that Schwarzenegger had appointed him to the Water Commission, wasn’t chosen for the Commission. However, Schwarzenegger did appoint Joe Del Bosque of Los Banos to represent San Joaquin Valley corporate agribusiness.

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Water agency candidate protests sewer rate hike

Kevin D. Korenthal, a candidate for the Division 1 seat at Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors, asks his campaign supporters to attend the May 27 Sanitation District meeting in the Santa Clarita City Council chambers and comment in opposition to the proposed rate increases to be voted upon.

“Santa Clarita residents and businesses could be paying as much as 300 percent higher sewer rates if this vote leads to approval of a multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant that will not benefit the residents of Santa Clarita,” said Korenthal.

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“Direct Potable Reuse” As A Source Of Water Supply

The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) recently published a white paper that identifies 10 key issues that need to be addressed by regulatory agencies and water utilities in California interested in pursuing direct potable reuse — or, the introduction of highly-treated recycled water into a drinking water distribution system — as a viable option to satisfy the State’s future water demands.

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Poseidon’s Desalinization Plant: Dream Water Supply or Drain on the Pacific and Taxpayers?

By Janet Wilson 

CARLSBAD, California, May 17, 2010 (ENS) – High on a hill above this sunny beach town sits a reservoir filled with water pumped from hundreds of miles away. But the price of that imported water is soaring, and supplies are shrinking. Local officials see salvation to the west – a huge new desalination plant that would turn 300 million gallons a day of the sparkling Pacific Ocean into a new, 50 million gallon river of drinking water

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Remedies for tainted water in Central Valley are not quick or easy

John and Rosenda Mataka never gave a thought to their tap water until 1995, when the city of Modesto took over the town of Grayson’s water supply wells and informed everyone that they had been drinking nitrate-contaminated water for more than a decade.

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California Rules Restrict Power Plants’ Marine Water Use

By CASSANDRA SWEET

SAN FRANCISCO—California regulators adopted new rules Tuesday that will require power plants to reduce their impact on aquatic wildlife at a potential cost of hundreds of millions, or billions of dollars.

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Turning to Water Conservation to Save Energy

SAN FRANCISCO — In the run-up to the Copenhagen climate summit conference last year, water researchers and advocates held a special meeting to address the fact that water issues were absent from the draft negotiating text. This was a major oversight, given the amount of energy that is used to collect, treat, distribute and use water and wastewater.

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