RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  All the many aspects of the recently enacted California Comprehensive Water Package will be explained and discussed Friday morning, April 16, in Rancho Cucamonga during a special San Bernardino County informational and educational water forum. The program is the eighth in a statewide series. It is free of charge to the public and will take place at the Cucamonga Valley Water District, Frontier Project, 10435 Ashford Street, Rancho Cucamonga, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Forum hosts include the California Latino Water Coalition (CLWC), Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and State of California.

The informational forum will explain the comprehensive water package's four policy bills that were enacted along with an $11.14 billion general obligation bond proposal that voters will consider on the November 2010 ballot.

Speaking on various aspects of the potentially far-reaching plan will be Randall Reed, President, Cucamonga Valley Water District; Association of California Water Agencies Vice President Randy Record; and Al Lopez, Inland Empire Chair of the California Latino Water Coalition.

Timothy Quinn, Association of California Water Agencies Executive Director, will provide an overview of the water package and the bond proposal. Also speaking will be Celeste Cantu, General Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority; Martha Davis, Executive Manager of Policy Development, Inland Empire Utilities Agency; and Kenneth Manning, Chief Executive Officer, Chino Basin Watermaster.

A question and answer period will follow.

"These forums were conceived as a means of helping educate Californians about the package's legislative measures on the state's water quality, supply and reliability," said ACWA Vice President Record. "There is no question that the issues addressed in the comprehensive program and which are going to be discussed are profoundly important to the future of the Inland Empire and all of Southern California."

For more information, please call (916) 503-1411.

To RSVP, please call (916) 503-1411 or e-mail Brenda Quintana at bquintana@latinowater.com or Jennifer Persike at jenniferp@acwa.com. You may also visit our Web sites, www.latinowater.com or www.acwa.com.

Your advance coverage and day-of-event coverage are welcomed. At the forum, there will be opportunities to interview each of the speakers following the presentations.

Contact Information:


Jo Lynne Russo-Pereyra, Cucamonga Valley Water District, (909) 987-2591
Brenda Quintana, California Latino Water Coalition, (916) 503-1411
Jennifer Persike, Association of California Water Agencies, (916) 441-4545