Advocacy Priorities

Focused on Safe, Clean, and Affordable Water— Every Day.

Every day, more than two million California Water Service (Cal Water) customers turn on their faucets and know they can rely on us to deliver safe, clean, and affordable water. As a water provider and community partner, our purpose is to enhance the quality of life for our customers and the communities we serve, and we are committed to doing that year after year it’s the Cal Water Difference.

To that end, every year, Cal Water actively reviews bills introduced at the California Legislature and supports those that align with our core values and principles, and opposes those that run counter to our mission. 

In 2022, Cal Water took a position on the following bills according to our policy priorities:

Conservation & Sustainability

As climate change brings more frequent and harsher droughts, water conservation will continue to be a critically important tool for water suppliers and customers alike. Water conservation not only helps us adapt to climate change, but it also helps mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing the energy used by the water sector. That’s why we supported:

SB 1469

Decoupling Water Rates

AB 2142

Turf Replacement

SB 1197

Drought Resiliency Act

Water Quality

Protecting our customers’ health and safety is our highest priority. Each year, we invest hundreds of millions of dollars into our water systems to ensure we continue to deliver a reliable supply of high-quality drinking water. That’s why we supported:

AB 2247

Tracking PFAS Sources

AB 1817

No PFAS in Textiles

Community Safety & Partnerships

We are invested in the communities we serve and actively pursue opportunities within the communities we serve to improve the quality of life for our customers and their neighbors. That’s why we supported:

AB 2243

Heat Standard

AB 2538

Wildfire Smoke Notification


Water is a basic human need, and we continually look for ways to manage costs while maintaining the reliability of our systems so our customers can afford and will have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s why we supported:

SB 222

Statewide Assistance Fund