Alliance with 21 Northern California Water Providers Will Bring Additional Resources on Water Issues
SACRAMENTO — Council members in Yuba City this week voted to join the Regional Water Authority (RWA), which represents water providers throughout Northern California.
Yuba City becomes RWA’s 22nd member, expanding the organization’s reach into five counties including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Yolo and Sutter counties and from the lower American River to the Feather River.
“As the world of California water becomes increasingly complex and interconnected, it’s even more important for water providers to work together to maximize opportunities and protect the interests of customers,” said RWA Chairperson Debra Sedwick. “We’re looking forward to working with Yuba City to further these endeavors.”
RWA was established in June 2001 to protect and enhance the reliability, availability, affordability and quality of water resources. Since then, RWA has netted tangible results for its members and marked milestones on numerous projects to help secure the region’s water future.
These include securing and managing more than $68 million in state and federal grant funds for members to improve water reliability; preparing and managing collaborative planning to improve water supply and water quality; developing a regional water efficiency program; and tracking and responding to state and federal legislation and policy that impact members.
“Joining forces with our water provider colleagues in Northern California through the Regional Water Authority makes sense,” said Yuba City Public Works Director Diana Langley. “Doing so will bring additional resources and expertise to the City and customers to help us manage the drought and secure a reliable water future.”
About the Regional Water Authority: RWA is a joint powers authority representing two dozen water providers and affiliates in the greater Sacramento area. Its primary mission is to help its members protect and enhance the reliability, availability, affordability and quality of water resources.