Water Shortage Contingency Plan Template Input Workshop for Small Water Systems

Context: In September 2021, Senate Bill 552 (SB 552) was signed by Governor Newsom and enacted into law. SB 552 includes new responsibilities and requirements at both the state and local level to help small water suppliers and rural communities reduce their risk of inadequate water supply amid a water shortage event.

Meeting Purpose: The California Department of Water Resources (DWR), in collaboration with the State Water Board, is hosting two workshops to solicit participants input on two Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) draft templates, one for small water suppliers and one for schools with a water system, as part of a comprehensive effort to assist small water suppliers in meeting these new SB 552 requirements. Participants may wish to attend one or both of the informational sessions. During each of the workshops, DWR and State Water Board staff will:

  • provide an overview of the legislation requirements,
  • walk through the WSCP draft template, and
  • solicit participants input on the template content and function.

Intended audience: Community water systems with 1,000-2,999 connections and nontransient noncommunity water systems that is a school. Water systems technical assistance providers who can assist with these requirements.

Logistics: The two workshops will be held on a Zoom meeting platform on Friday, September 30, 2022. Registration is required to attend these workshops.

The following information is for Small Water Systems.

1:00 – 2:30: Water Shortage Contingency Plan Template Input Workshop for Small Water Systems (1,000 to 2,999 connections)

Register in advance for this meeting: https://csus.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udOivrDotEtHLOHitTE7uiHqhh_62VNlI

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please make sure to save the workshop confirmations onto your calendar.

Meeting Materials: The Workshop Agenda and the related draft template are available in the links below.

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