Social Media     

 Connect with us!
Connect with Supply House Times on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn

Latest News

California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association responds to drought declaration

January 21, 2014
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

On Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown officially declared that California is in a state of emergency, facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history. Governor Brown also urged officials to take necessary actions to prepare for drought conditions. In response, the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) called on its members in the drinking water community to take all necessary actions to protect public health and safety.

“Governor Brown made the right decision,” said Bruce Macler, the AWWA Section’s Board Chair. “These record dry conditions represent a threat to public health, as well as the possibility of tremendous economic losses,” Macler said. “We understand the vulnerability of the small communities dependent on wells, springs and streams that are going dry.”

Citing the long and cooperative relationship AWWA members have with the state’s drinking water program, Macler pledged his organization’s technical and professional assistance to any communities that face severe water shortages. “It will begin with conservation,” he said. Macler also emphasized the value of water agencies’ participation in the California Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (CalWARN), where advanced preparations for mutual aid in emergency situations greatly improves their resilience.

CA-NV AWWA Executive Director Tim Worley offered several suggestions for cities and water districts looking for information and resources during the drought. “I would hope that every water provider has dusted off the AWWA ‘M-60’ Manual of Practice on drought preparedness and response. If they have taken the manual to heart, they will be far better off during this emergency,” Worley said. In addition, AWWA’s drought resource community includes tools, articles and links that will be hugely beneficial to utilities responding to severe drought conditions.

Worley also called on water conservation professionals trained and certified by the CA-NV AWWA to help their customers meet Governor Brown’s call for 20% water savings. “This is the moment for our certified Water Use Efficiency Practitioners — over 400 throughout the state — to step forward and lead the way,” he said.

Macler noted that the association is asking Governor Brown to address the approximately 1,200 people expected to attend its Spring Conference on March 25 in Anaheim. “The last serious multi-year drought broke in 1992 with the ‘March miracle’ rains, but we’re not counting on another miracle. We’d like to have the Governor update the professional water community on what we can do, and discuss the policy actions that are needed to deal with recurring water shortages.”

 


HELPFUL LINKS:

Source: CA-NV AWWA

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Supply House Times.
You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

5/7/13 2:00 pm CST

How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.

THE MAGAZINE

Supply House Times

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Supply House Times, read about the ASA-sanctioned group Women in Industry and their goals to help promote, gain and retain women in the distribution industry. Make sure you read about the Winter PVF Roundtable and their attendance record, and read about the top products of 2013. Also read up on the latest news from the ASA, and see what will be changing at Design & Construction Week.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Supply House Times Poll

Trade Associations

Are trade association memberships and participation beneficial to your company?
View Results Poll Archive

The Supply House Times Store

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

CS-OflRGBhomepage.jpgWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Premier 125

Premier 125 button

The information SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES uses to rank the Premier 125 is the most accurate we can gather. It is primarily based on responses to a questionnaire we send to the wholesalers in our database, supplemented with information obtained from industry reports and estimates.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook Twitter Updated icon Youtube Updated icon    LinkedIn Updated icon