Groundwater Guardian Affiliate

Promoting Shared Responsibility

ACWD has been designated as a Groundwater Guardian Affiliate for 20 years (1998-2017). Groundwater Guardian Affiliates are entities at the state, regional, or other level that work to promote shared responsibility for groundwater protection by providing services and assisting communities with their local groundwater protection activities.

As a groundwater guardian affiliate, ACWD's Result Oriented Services have included:

  • Sponsored sixty-six (66) performances by ZunZun's water theater program at 29 schools to over 16,965 students stressing the importance of groundwater during the 2017-2018 school year. Also, another 49,026 pieces of printed educational materials were provided to teachers and students regarding groundwater.
  • In honor of Groundwater Awareness Week (March 11-17), a special groundwater presentation was given to ten Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes at three High Schools within the Service Area (American High School, Irvington High School, and Mission San Jose High School)
  • Updated two components of the district's groundwater management plan, including groundwater monitoring and reporting on groundwater conditions.
  • Successfully implemented ACWD Ordinance No. 2010-01, "An Ordinance of the Alameda County Water District to regulate Wells, Exploratory Holes, and Other Excavations, within the Cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City".
  • Continued to digitize historical maps to assist in locating abandoned wells.

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