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    • 2014 Riverwalk January 19, 2015
      A Volunteer Effort: The 2014 Riverwalk The Santa Ana River Watershed includes a mixture of urban, suburban and rural populations of people that border the Pacific Ocean, small creeks and the region’s central waterway, the Santa Ana River. The municipal […] […]
    • OWOW 2015 Implementation January 14, 2015
      As a City Manager, General Manager, Tribal Representative, Non-Profit Manager, etc. you are responsible to the constituents you serve. The catch is that as a leader you can no longer go it alone because there are immediate and long term […] […]

Please note new Department of Industrial Relations requirements regarding the Public Works Contractor Registration Program:


On-Call Services 2015

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) will receive sealed proposals for each of the following RFPs until April 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Proposals must be received by SAWPA by the date and time herein above set forth. Deliver or mail to 11615 Sterling Avenue, Riverside, California 92503.

To register as a potential proposer please contact Regina Patterson at with contact information in the event of addenda.  Thank you

Brine Line Debris Hauling and Disposal Services

Brine Line Flow Meter Calibration Services

Brine Line CCTV Inspection Services

Brine Line Land Surveying Services

Brine Line Cleaning Services

Brine Line Draining and Emergency Clean-Up Services

Brine Line Potholing Services

Brine Line Right-of-Way Maintenance Services


2015 Digital Color Orthorectified Aerial Imagery 
A Request for Proposal (RFP) is expected to be issued on March 5, 2015 for aerial imagery acquisition. If your firm would like to be included in the bidders list please contact IT Manager, Dean Unger at and Project Manager, Richard Schulman at

CIR Imagery RFP
Appendix A
Appendix B
Agreement (GSA) Master Agreement


CLOSED: Inland Empire Brine Line Reach V Rehabilitation and Improvement Project – Phase 1

Bid Breakdown

1 Charles King Co., Inc.  $12,561,316.00
2 Spiniello Companies $14,600,120.00
3 Weka, Inc. $13,814,099.00

Planholder’s List – Last updated 10/9/2014

Inland Empire Brine Line

  • In August 2014, SAWPA issued a notice inviting bids for construction of the Inland Empire Brine Line Reach V Rehabilitation and Improvement Project On October 21, 2014, SAWPA awarded the construction of the project to Charles King Company.  The total contract amount is $12,561,000.  A notice to construct was issued to the contractor in January 2015.  The construction duration is 14 months and is anticipated to be complete in early 2016.    Funding for the Project is through the California State Water Resources Control Board Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program. Click here to learn more about this project

PA 22 Committee – Emergency Drought Grant Program

One Water One Watershed (OWOW)

  • OWOW 2015 Implementation: Monthly OWOW workshops are being held at SAWPA to assist in the development of integrated, regional, system based and multi-benefit programs/projects. Projects can be related to water supply reliability, water quality improvement, flood management, stormwater recharge and capture, land use, environmental enhancement, or disadvantaged communities. See the OWOW webpage for more information.
  • Emergency Drought Grant Program: Implementation of the $22 million Program, a watershed-wide water use efficiency effort is now being planned through the Project Agreement (PA) 22 Committee. The PA 22 Committee, composed of the regional water agencies in the Santa Ana River Watershed, is planning the implementation of the program which will include watershed aerial imagery, tools and support for retail water agencies to develop conservation-based water rates, web-based and informational tools to encourage conservation, and turf replacement. See the OWOW webpage for more information.
  • Round 2: The Proposition 84 IRWM Implementation Round 2 Grant Agreements have been executed and will be finalized between the project proponents and SAWPA very soon.


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      When you stop at a gas station and go inside to buy a bottle of water, some of the labels you see make a big deal out of the water’s origin. Evian and Arrowhead have pictures of pristine mountains on them. Perrier is a “Product of France.” Figi water comes from “artisanal wells” in Figi […] […]
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