News and Press

BAWSCA Statements on the State Water Resources Control Board's Substitute Environmental Document for the Bay-Delta: San Joaquin River Flows and Southern Delta Water Quality

On September 15, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) released the Recirculated Draft Substitute Environmental Document in Support of Potential Changes to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary: San Joaquin River Flows and Southern Delta Water Quality (SED).  BAWSCA supports the goal of the Plan but strongly opposes the State Board's current proposed details of implementing it.  BAWSCA supports the science-based alternative developed and proposed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), which has been developed by experts on the Tuolumne River and which, when implemented, will provide greater fishery benefits with reduced water supply impacts.

August 12, 2018 - Nicole Sandkulla Statement on the Accuracy of Comments by Tuolumne River Trust

July 18, 2018 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement on the Draft Final Bay-Delta Plan Update

January 3, 2017 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement before the State Water Resources Control Board

 

BAWSCA Statements on East Palo Alto's Request for Additional Water Supply from the San Francisco Regional Water System

August 2016

Urgent discussions are underway among EPA, the City of Mountain View, the City of Palo Alto, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and BAWSCA to provide EPA the additional water it needs to build a new school and complete 11 construction projects to improve its community.

May 8, 2018 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement about Palo Alto Council Action to Tranfer Water to East Palo Alto

May 23, 2017 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement about Mountain View's Agreement to Sell Some of Its Water Rights to East Palo Alto

August 17, 2016 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement about Providing More Water for East Palo Alto From the San Francisco Regional Water System

August 5, 2016 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement about the Request from East Palo Alto for More Water

 

BAWSCA Statement on SFPUC Water Management Action Plan (WaterMAP)

June 2016

In 2008, the SFPUC adopted the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP). As part of it, the SFPUC adopted level-of- service goals for water supply, reliability, and quality. Several critical water-supply decisions were deferred until the end of 2018. 

Planning studies related to those deferred water-supply decisions are in SFPUC's WaterMAP to support the decisions that this Commission must make by December 31, 2018.    

June 28, 2016 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement

June 14, 2016 - Nicole Sandkulla's Statement

 

BAWSCA Statement on Restore Hetch Hetchy's Legal Action to Drain Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

April 21, 2015

A group named Restore Hetch Hetchy (RHH) has filed a lawsuit in Tuolumne County, which if successful, would lead to the draining of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. RHH's goal is to restore Hetch Hetchy Valley, a public policy issue that has been debated for more than 100 years.


Nicole Sandkulla's Statement
 

SFPUC Requests 10 percent Voluntary Water Use Reductions

January 14, 2015

January 31, 2014 - San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) provided formal notification of its request that customers of the San Francisco Regional Water System voluntarily curtail water consumption by at least 10 percent. BAWSCA supports this action, which follows SFPUC General Manager Harlan Kelly's statement on Tuesday, January 28th, notifying the Commission of his intent to make such a request.


Nicole Sandkulla's Statement