October 25, 2018

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WaterSense Authorization Signed into Law!

The WaterSense® program, a voluntary public-private partnership that has saved American consumers more than $68 billion on their water and energy bills since 2006, is now part of federal law for the first time ever. 

America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, which lifts WaterSense from its status as a "discretionary" program at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to federal legal status was officially signed into federal law earlier this week. 

The Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) was instrumental in the creation of the WaterSense program and has been a major supporter of the program ever since. Along with its members and partners, AWE has been a leader in urging Congress to authorize WaterSense as part of federal law.  Learn more.
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Limited Supply of California Watershed Approach to Landscape Design now available for member purchase

A limited supply of California Watershed Approach to Landscape Design is now available for purchase. Please email for details. 

This publication unifies landscape professionals, watershed protectors, water suppliers, planners, suppliers and developers with principles to solve the most pressing climate issues of our time. 

Watershed Approach to Landscape Design was supported by California Water Efficiency Partnership, Association of Professional Landscape Designers California Chapter, Surfrider Foundation and the Water Efficiency Trust. It was written and designed by the Green Gardens Groups.
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Last Call for Volunteers: CalWEP Committee Openings

In the coming weeks, the California Water Efficiency Partnership will be forming Research and Program committees. We are currently seeking volunteers for both members and chairs.
The Research Committee will be a joint committee of CalWEP and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) and will be co-chaired by a CalWEP representative and an AWE representative.  Its first order of business will be formulating a research protocol to provide a reliable mechanism for undertaking and evaluating new research. As this is a joint committee, meetings will be conducted via conference call with one in-person meeting annually at the Water Smart Innovations conference.
The Program Committee will be tasked with developing projects to assist members in various customer sectors such as CII, Residential, Multi-Family and Landscape, and will break into sub-committees known as "task forces" as needed. 
Committee chairs will be appointed by the CalWEP Board of Directors.  If you are interested in serving either of these committees, email Sarah Foley (  Please indicate if you want to be a committee member and any potential task force you may be interested in, or if you would like to nominate yourself as chair.  Chairs will serve one-year terms.
All committee members must be members in good standing with both CalWEP and AWE.
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The 2018 Practical Plumbing Handbook is Here!

Updated and redesigned, the 2018 Practical Plumbing Handbook is better than ever. 

CalWEP is accepting orders! To place yours, please email
Qty 1-100: $3 per unit
Qty 101-500: $2.75 per unit
Qty 501 and above: $2.50 per unit
Tax is included in price totals

Note: The Spanish version should be available in the coming months, it is currently being translated. Please indicate with your order if you will also be interested in ordering copies of the Spanish version.
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New on the CalWEP Website: CA's New Water Efficiency Laws Resource Page

We've added a resource page on the CalWEP website. Visit it for updates to our Outreach and Media Toolkit and for the latest news about how these new laws are progressing.

Over the coming months and years, CalWEP is committed to helping our members implement programs and strategies to comply with new state mandates. For questions or comments, please contact Tia Lebherz at
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Upcoming Events


Save the Date: December 12, 2018

CalWEP Partner Plenary | Napa, CA

Join fellow CalWEP members and partners for our final Plenary of 2018 featuring keynote speaker Chris Austin from Maven's Notebook. We'll look forward to all that CalWEP has planned in 2019! Registration link coming next week.

PLUS two special events are being planned for the night before (12/11) and directly following the Plenary (12/12) for folks wanting to come early or stick around and avoid traffic. Stay tuned for details. Questions? Please contact Tia Lebherz -


When: Friday, October 26, 2018 11:00AM-1:30PM

Where: Metropolitan Water District, 700 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hosted by: WaterNow Alliance
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