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Letter of Apology

An inappropriate image was brought to my attention after a recent presentation in Orange County; the event was organized by SAWPA staff. A presentation contained an offensive slide, which has been removed.  SAWPA has begun a new protocol that reviews all presentations prepared not only by our staff but also by others who present in events organized by SAWPA to insure that this will not happen again.  Please find the letter of apology from the presenter.

I deeply regret the offense that this has caused.
Celeste Cantú, General Manager
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Climate Change/Greenhouse Gas Tools

Please note new Department of Industrial Relations requirements regarding the Public Works Contractor Registration Program:  http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSE/PublicWorks/SB854FactSheet_6.30.14.pdf

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Request for Economic Modeling of Water Demand, Rates and Retail Water Agency Revenue Stability to Support Adoption of Conservation Based Water Rates

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority will receive proposals for the RFQ until July 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

RFQ Document

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

Bid Breakdown

BID RESULTS
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

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.

The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) is a joint powers authority comprised of five member agencies:

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Eastern Municipal Water District
http://www.emwd.org/

Inland Empire Utilities Agency
http://www.ieua.org/

Orange County Water District
http://www.ocwd.com/

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
http://www.sbvmwd.com/

Western Municipal Water District
http://www.wmwd.com

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