Roundtables / Task Forces

SAWPA Roundtables, also known as Task Forces, provide a forum for joint water resource management efforts to address watershed issues and regulatory compliance. The SAWPA Roundtables operate under formal and informal agreements, often with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board as a member, and are designed to work cooperatively with the regulated community to address water quality issues. The Roundtables have a long and strong track record of partnerships with organizations with shared interests pursing overall watershed sustainability.

The Roundtables create value among regulators, regulated parties, and SAWPA members by facilitating stakeholder pro-cesses for collaboration, producing significant cost savings through joint efforts to address water management issues. SAWPA serves as administrator and provides both regional capacity and a neutral venue for Roundtable collaboration and watershed planning.

Southern California Salinity Coalition

SCSC was founded in 2002 by a group of Southern California water and wastewater agencies to better manage salinity in our water supplies. The SCSC’s member agencies include Eastern Municipal Water District, Inland Empire Utilities Agency.

Water-Energy Community Action Network (WE CAN)

Led by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, WE CAN is a water and energy savings program offered to eligible residents in the watershed for no cost. There are 2 parts to WE CAN: water fixture replacement and lawn replacement.

Stormwater Quality Standards Task Force

This Task Force assists the RWQCB in providing additional data and science in the evaluation of the REC-1 beneficial use designation and associated water quality objectives for the Santa Ana River.

Big Bear Lake TMDL Task Force

The Big Bear Lake nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force addresses water quality in Big Bear Lake and its surrounding watershed.

Riverside Basin Groundwater Modeling

The Riverside Groundwater Basin is a large alluvial fill basin that is bounded by major faults and topographic barriers. Recharge to the basin occurs by the underflow from basins.

Southern California Water Recycling Initiative

This effort is associated with the Southern California Comprehensive Water Reclamation and Reuse Study.

San Jacinto River Watershed Council

The San Jacinto River Watershed Council is a non-profit organization of community groups, tribal, farming, dairy, water agencies, government agencies, businesses, and all interested stakeholders working cooperatively.

TIN/TDS Task Force

On December 19, 1995, a Task Force, composed of approximately 20 water, wastewater, and groundwater agencies in the Santa Ana Watershed, was formed to evaluate the impact of total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) and total dissolved solids (TDS) on water resources.

Quail Valley Cooperative Efforts

In May 2009, the Quail Valley Task Force was formed for the purpose of finding a solution to failing septic systems and sewer overflows in the small, rural community of Quail Valley.

Perchlorate Report

In February 2004, the SAWPA Commission authorized SAWPA staff to work with its member agencies and other local agencies in the watershed to examine the extent of perchlorate contamination in the Santa Ana River Watershed and to consider what future actions should be taken