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California Drought is Over, But Conservation is Not

Last Friday, Governor Jerry Brown officially declared an end to the drought that has marked one of the driest periods in California’s history. The drought, which began in 2012 and was officially marked as an emergency by executive order in 2014, was brought to an end by historic rain andRead the Rest…

Changing Drought Conditions in California

After five long years of drought, this winter has delivered a bit of a break to a rain-starved California. A series of powerful winter storms has buffeted the state with more rain and snow than has come from previous winters in many years, filling up many major reservoirs and re-buildingRead the Rest…

Challenges Keep Coming

Challenges to the swimming pool, spa and hot tub industry just keep coming. The last two years were dominated by the drought and fighting off state and local restrictions on the use of public water to fill and refill swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. But just when we startedRead the Rest…

CPSA Kicks Off 2016 With A Big Win!

It may be raining in Northern California, but water and water restriction issues are expected to continue to be big issues in 2016. That having been said, it appears the CPSA has been successful in addressing a major issue that was the root of the water use restrictions faced byRead the Rest…

2015 in Review

It’s the end of another busy and successful year for the California Pool and Spa Association. 2015 brought with it many challenges both planned for and unexpected, but thanks to the support of our members and allies in the pool and spa industry, the CPSA was able to rise toRead the Rest…

Call to Action – Camarillo

The California Pool and Spa Association is putting out a call to our members, members of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, and any concerned members of the pool and spa industry in Southern California to come together at a city council meeting. The city of Camarillo is meetingRead the Rest…

CPSA Updates and Reissues Drought Stage Plan

A few weeks ago, the California Pool and Spa Association announced the release of a model Drought Stage Plan that outlined the appropriate steps to be taken by cities or water districts considering restrictions on swimming pools and spas in times of drought. This plan came as a result ofRead the Rest…

CPSA Unveils Model Drought Response Plan

(SACRAMENTO)—As part of its ongoing Let’s Pool Together campaign, the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) announced today the release of its Model Drought Response Plan aimed at providing state and local policymakers with positive ideas designed to achieve water savings related to swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. “ForRead the Rest…

CPSA Newsletter – September 2015

California Water Use Dropping Dramatically It’s been a tough year for water in California. The drought continues on for a fourth straight year, and even though agencies and officials throughout the state have been asking consumers for years now to take steps to reduce their water use conservation numbers haveRead the Rest…

Urban Water Management Plans

Urban Water Management Plans (UWMP) are what form the basis of emergency water contingency plans or local water restrictions by cities and water districts. The content of the current plans, developed in 2010, are what has caused the many proposals that CPSA has been battling over the last 20 monthsRead the Rest…