Policy Principles

Governance 

To pursue, track, and advocate the SGVWA's position on matters where the conduct of publicly established water agencies is affected in the following ways:

  • Third parties or others seeking to compromise the powers of water agencies in a way that interferes with their ability to deliver high quality water supplies through cost effective means.

  • Steps that are taken to change the powers, functions or the types of projects and/or policies undertaken by water agencies that would create legal or jurisdictional conflicts.

  • Actions that are taken by public agencies in ways that are unethical, illegal and/or fail to meet common standards of transparency.

Local Water Supply & Quality

To pursue, track, and advocate the SGVWA's position on matters affecting water supply and quality in the San Gabriel valley under circumstances that:

  • Without merit, due notice, transparent process and/or obvious reason related to emergencies or natural events would cause the price of water supplies to rise.

  • Impact the quality of drinking water in a negative and/or unwarranted way.

  • Compromise the present and future integrity of facilities and related infrastructure important for the conveyance, storage, and treatment of water.

State and Regional Regulations 

To monitor, track, and advocate the SGVWA's position on matters where state and regional regulations are adopted, revised, updated, or discarded when:

  • The regulatory process or legislation could affect operation of water facilities.

  • The regulatory process or legislation would impose scientifically and technically unwarranted procedures, infeasible expectations, standards and/or costs

  • The regulatory process or legislation would affect local control and responsibilities in compliance, enforcement, and assessment of penalties.

  • The regulatory process or legislation could shift responsibilities and/or cost between local, regional, state and federal agencies.

State and Regional Supply Issues

To monitor, track, and advocate the SGVWA's position on matters affecting regional and state water supply issues when:

  • The efforts of regional, statewide, and national water associations are insufffient to protect the specific interests of the San Gabriel Valley.

  • Regional, statewide, or national water associations have requested the specific support of the SGVWA in a manner that is consistent with the policy principles or past positions of the board.

  • Issues are important to assuring replenishment supplies for the San Gabriel Valley in a cost-effective manner.