Groundwater Sustainability Agency Moves Forward

Groundwater Sustainability Agency Moves Forward

After a public hearing Thursday, the Amador Water Agency Board of Directors approved a resolution to form a local Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), managed by a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) with the County of Amador and Jackson Valley Irrigation District.  The state is requiring formation of locally-controlled GSAs to develop and implement sustainability plans for groundwater basins.  According to AWA General Manager Gene Mancebo, the GSA will be able to apply for grant money for a comprehensive groundwater sustainability study and plan, which will satisfy this new state requirement.   All three Amador County agencies must approve the Joint Powers Agreement and will participate equally in the GSA.   Also at Thursday’s AWA Board meeting, Paul Molinelli, Jr. was sworn in.  Molinelli, Jr., was appointed to represent District 1 (Jackson area), after the resignation of AWA Director Paul Molinelli Sr., to a term that expires in December, 2018.  Molinelli, Jr. is partner, vice president and chief operating officer of ACES Waste Services.

 

Written by Joey Guidi

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