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Our Mission

CWA’s core mission is to represent the interests of California investor-owned water companies by providing a forum for sharing best management practices, promoting sound water policy with legislators and regulatory agencies, and educating the public about the protection and efficient use of water resources.

Our Vision

A trusted partner to California decision-makers in the delivery of safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water now and in the future.

Representing Regulated Water Utilities in California

The California Water Association (CWA) represents regulated water utilities that are invested in California water and the future of our state.

There are over 90 regulated water utilities across California serving more than 6 million customers. Our members are water professionals who live and work in the communities they serve. They’re dedicated to building water infrastructure, supporting the sustainability of our natural resources, and delivering clean and reliable drinking water to customers and communities across California.

CWA member companies are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), an independent state agency responsible for establishing utility rates and guidelines for service. The CPUC shares responsibility for regulating drinking water quality with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). CWA works with members to inform regulation that impacts our members and the customers they serve, while sharing our expertise with the CPUC, SWRCB, and other policy makers.

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Supplier Diversity Partners

  • American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
  • American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA)
  • American Indian Chambers of Commerce (AICOC)
  • Asian Business Association (ABA)
  • Black Business Association (BBA)
  • California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC)
  • California Construction Expo (Cal Con)
  • California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance (DVBE Alliance)
  • California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CAHCC)
  • California Utilities Diversity Council (CUDC)
  • Chinese American Construction Professional (CACP)
  • Diversity Information Resources (DIR)
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
  • Joint Utilities (JU)
  • Kern Minority Contractors Association (KMCA)
  • Latin Business Association (LBA)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT)
  • Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce (LALCC)
  • Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
  • National Association Regulatory Utility Commissions (NARUC)
  • National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)
  • National Association of Woman Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS)
  • National Asian American Coalition (NAAC)
  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (Western Regional MSDC)
  • National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC)
  • National Utilities Diversity Council (NUDC)
  • Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RHCC)
  • Reservation Economic Summit (RES)
  • Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SAPCC)
  • Smart Water Summit (SWS)
  • Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC)
  • The Elite SDVOB Network (Elite SDVOB)
  • Utility Marketplace Access (UMA)
  • US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)
  • U.S. Veterans Business Alliance (USVBA)
  • Veterans In Business Networking For success (VIB Network)
  • Women Business Enterprise Council (WBEC-West)
  • Women In Technology International (WITI)

National Organization Partners

  • National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
  • US Water Alliance

State Regulatory and Policy Partners

  • California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
  • California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
  • California State Resource Control Board (SWRCB

State Organization Partners

  • Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
  • California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • California Water Efficiency Partnership (CalWEP)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Clean Water Action
  • Community Water Center
  • Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

Educational Partners

  • Luskin Policy Center/UCLA
  • Wheeler Water Institute/UC Berkeley
  • Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Diversity Partners

  • Association Women in Water, Energy & Environment (AWWEE)
  • Water Education Latino Leaders (WELL)
  • California African American Water Education Foundation (CAAWEF)

Educational Benefit Partners

  • National University