CalMutuals Monthly Newsletter
January 2017

An Important Update on Chrom6
CalMutuals' Executive Director, Adán Ortega, has released an important update on Chrom6.

To watch the video, click on the image below:

Sunny Slope Water Company (Pasadena, CA) Unveils Revolutionary Nitrate Removal Treatment Technology

One of our members, Sunny Slope Water Company, has unveiled its new revolutionary nitrate removal treatment technology system.

Pictured above: 
(L-R) Bob Hayward (Lincoln Avenue Water Company), Ken Tcheng (Sunny Slope Water Company), Lisa Yamashita-Lopez (Rubio Canon Land & Water Association), Denise Peralta Gailey (CalMutuals), Jim Byerrum (CalDomestic Water Company), Bob Fan (Valley Water Company)

The advanced nitrate removal technology system will provide more than 200 million gallons of potable water to Sunny Slope's 30,000 households.  The advanced nitrate removal technology - which generates no secondary waste - is the first of its kind in Southern California and will bring significant benefits to Sunny Slope's customers.

"Our customers deserve the safest and best solutions, and we are happy to be the first to bring this innovative technology to the region," said Ken Tcheng, General Manager of Sunny Slope Water Company.

To learn more about this new system, contact Denise Peralta Gailey at

We Need Your Input!
With the unique challenges small systems face, we want to ensure that the workshops we offer are of value to your mutual water company.

Therefore, we would like to hear from you on potential topics that you are interested in learning more about.

Examples include:
  • Identifying a list of consultants familiar with issues impacting small mutual water companies
  • Proper record-keeping procedures
  • Managing your company with limited staff and resources
  • Assistance with writing or sharing policies and procedures
  • By-Law & Articles of Incorporation updates to limit liability and exposure
  • Benefit and/or pitfalls of hiring (and funding) a General Manager
  • How to complete a Rate Study including assessments, service charges and water consumption
Let us know your top concerns and we'll organize a workshop to address them!

In addition to offering useful information to members, our workshops provide a unique opportunity to network with other mutual water company representatives and share best practices with one another.

Please contact our Managing Director, Denise Peralta Gailey, at to help us organize workshops that your company needs.

Water Quality Fees Stakeholders Meeting
The Water Quality Fees Stakeholder Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Sacramento.

To download the handout for this meeting, click here.
Meeting Details:
DATE:  Wednesday, February 1, 2017
TIME:  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LOCATION: CalEPA Headquarters (Byron Sher Auditorium), 1001 I Street, Sacramento

This meeting will also be available via webcast at

If you have a question you'd like to ask before or during the meeting, please email it to

State Exam (Water Distribution) Prep Class
Beginning next week, the California Rural Water Association (CRWA) will host a series of classes to help operators prepare for the Distribution Certification Review Grade 3 exam.

These two-day courses will enhance your working knowledge of water distribution with detailed instruction on the expected range of knowledge for distribution operators. Practice exams will be included to help operators brush up on the many aspects of distribution systems.

Each two-day class is worth 6 SWRCB contact hours and 6 REHS/CEUs. The cost is $350.00

Locations & Dates:
Burbank (February 8-9)
Ukiah (February 22-23)
Merced (March 8-9)
San Francisco (March 15-16)

To sign up for any of these classes, click here.

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