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The Regional Water Authority (RWA) serves and represents two dozen water providers and affiliated agencies in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and Sutter counties. One of RWA’s great strengths is the diversity of its membership. RWA members include cities, water districts, mutual water companies, investor-owned water utilities and community services districts. RWA assists these members with protecting the reliability, availability and quality of the region’s water resources. Associate Members and Affiliates expand the region’s capacity to effectively manage water resources.

RWA members are at the center of progress and historic agreement on regional water issues. Through innovative partnerships, RWA and its members have taken the lead on protecting water resources and planning for the future. Along the way they have reinforced the value of working together.

On issues such as Delta solutions and governance, water rights decisions, water conservation requirements and regulatory approval of new water storage strategies, RWA has provided a strong voice and helped expand the region’s influence on statewide water matters.

RWA Membership

  • Full Members are those agencies that provide potable water on either a retail or wholesale basis.
  • Associate members include other public or private entities with water management responsibilities and authorities who are not municipal water suppliers in this region.
  • Affiliates are members of the water user community or water industry in the region who wish to support RWA’s efforts to educate and inform the public on current water issues. More info…

RWA Membership Has Many Benefits

  • Participation in a regional forum to facilitate water policy development, networking and collaboration among the region’s major water interests. Legislative and regulatory representation along with regular updates on water-related policy issues.
  • Representation in the Sacramento Water Forum.
  • Access to highly successful subscription programs, such as regional grant applications and the regional water efficiency program.
  • Cost savings and increased effectiveness through pooling of resources and economies of scale.
  • Timely updates on current issues through workshops, briefings and active public outreach efforts.

For details on how to join RWA, contact Josette Reina-Luken at 916-967-7692 or e-mail