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Pico Rivera Legislative Water Workshop

July 23, 2022, WELL UnTapped graduates class of 2022, Dr. Monica Sanchez, Mayor, City of Pico Rivera; Jorgel Chavez, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Bell Gardens; and Jim Crawford, District Manager – East Los Angeles, California Water Service, hosted a workshop to discuss water issues impacting the region with other local elected officials and water industry experts. 

Presenters included Ken Jenkins, Chief Water Resource Sustainability Officer, Cal Water; Stephan Tucker, General Manager, The Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Alex Rojas, General Manager, Central Basin Municipal Water District; and Rupam Soni, Community Relations Manager, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Together, they covered regional drought conditions, groundwater replenishment, water infrastructure and funding opportunities, and recycled water and alternate treatment programs. 

The Water Workshop was in partnership with California State Senator Bob Archuleta, District 32; California State Senate Majority Whip Lena Gonzalez, District 33; and California State Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, District 58. Sponsors of the workshop were California Water Service, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Central Basin Municipal Water District, and The Water Replenishment District of Southern California. 

Thank you to all of our attendees that helped make this event a success, we hope the information shared will help you to positively impact your community.