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DWR Awards $28 Million in Ag and Urban Water Use Grants.

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) is awarding $28 million in Proposition 50 grants to 75 agricultural and urban water use efficiency projects.

DWR issued a Proposal Solicitation solicitation

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 Package in November, 2004, and received 174 applications by the application deadline. The proposals were evaluated in the areas of science and economics before further examination, scoring, and ranking by technical review panels. Draft funding recommendations were then posted on DWR's Web site for public review.

Following a public workshop on June 1, 2005, the California Bay-Delta Authority endorsed the Department's recommendations and DWR Director Lester A. Snow approved the final funding recommendations on June 10.

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Funding for the projects is available through Proposition 50, the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water drinking water

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, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002. Proposition 50 provides grants for agricultural, urban water conservation and recycling recycling, the process of recovering and reusing waste products—from household use, manufacturing, agriculture, and business—and thereby reducing their burden on the environment.  through Water Code Chapter 7, Section 79550(g).

DWR staff will contact each agency and start the contracting process by the end of June, 2005.

The list of the projects approved for funding and other related information is posted at
Written questions or comments regarding the funding grants should
be addressed to:

    Baryohay Davidoff
    DWR Office of Water Use Efficiency and Transfers
    901 P Street, 3rd Floor
    Sacramento, CA 95814

The Department of Water Resources operates and maintains the State Water Project, provides dam safety and flood control and inspection services, assists local water districts in water management and water conservation planning, and plans for future statewide water needs.
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Date:Jun 10, 2005
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