Regional Water Authority Success

RWA has had a number of successes in a relatively short time, including:

  • Facilitating implementation of a regional conjunctive use program that supports reduced diversions from the American River in dry years.
  • Undertaking the preparation of the American River Basin Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, and overseeing its implementation.
  • Developing the Regional Water Efficiency Program, which assists members in implementing water conservation best management practices in a cost effective manner and in communicating water efficiency information to the public.
  • Tracking and responding to state and federal legislation and policy and its potential impact on members.
  • Providing assistance for local water suppliers in implementing the historic Water Forum Agreement.
  • Obtaining and managing more than $68 million of state and federal grant funds to conduct planning and implement water supply, water quality, and environmental restoration projects.
    • Prop 84 Drought Grant $9,765,000
    • Prop 84 2015 Implementation Grant $1,757,000
    • 2014 Water Energy Grant $2,500,000
    • Prop 84 Implementation Grant, $16,030,766
    • Prop 84 Planning Grant, $403,848
    • System Optimization Review, $134,183
    • Expanding RFL Practices to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses, $37,060
    • ET Controller Grant, $294,000
    • Prop 50 Drought Grant, $1,997,000
    • Prop 50 Toilet Grant, $1,100,000
    • SRCSD/RWA Water Conservation Program, $100,000
    • Prop 50 Implementation Grant, $25,000,000
    • Prop 50 Planning Grant, $500,000
    • 2002 Leak Detection Grant, $386,750
    • 2002 Large Landscape Grant, $150,000
    • Groundwater Storage Project (ARBCUP), $21,671,697
    • Landscape Irrigation Efficiency, $24,500
    • CII Large Landscape Water Efficiency Pilot, $20,000
    • Leak Detection, $5,000
    • CII Data, $35,000
    • 2003 Large Landscape Grant, $975,000
    • School Education, $15,000