California Water Association (CWA) member companies were represented at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition in Boston June 9 when conservation and water-use efficiency experts Tiffany Tran of San Gabriel Valley Water Company, Tammie Myers of Park Water Company and Darleen Phares of Suburban Water Systems delivered a presentation on how regulated water utilities in Southern California are meeting the state’s mandate to reduce water consumption by 20 percent by the year 2020. Their presentation consisted of a water profile of the state, a discussion of the current drought conditions in California, the sources and uses of water by the urban community, and the driving forces behind water conservation in California.
They described in detail the many conservation programs of CWA’s member companies, including rate designs, involvement with the California Urban Water Conservation Council, public education and outreach, residential and commercial conservation rebate programs, turf removal programs, and recycled water projects. They concluded with a snapshot of each company’s progress toward the 20×2020 goals.
(Photo: Tiffany Tran, Conservation Coordinator for San Gabriel Valley Water Company and Chair of CWA’s Water Conservation Committee, answers a question on the conservation programs of Southern California’s investor-owned water companies at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition in Boston on June 9.)