Mission Statement


The California Municipal Utilities Association represents the common interests of a diverse coalition of California’s publicly owned utilities before statewide jurisdictional bodies and provides a forum to develop and discuss statewide policy issues affecting its members. CMUA effectively advocates on behalf of its members by providing a better understanding of issues relevant to the State’s publicly owned utilities and disseminating accurate information regarding its members. CMUA’s strength is derived from the diversity of its membership allowing CMUA to be a persuasive advocate for the advancement of public policies that mutually benefit its members and the State of California.


Vision Statement

The California Municipal Utilities Association shall represent the shared interests of California publicly owned utilities on statewide issues, providing advocacy on behalf of its members in a manner that is universally recognized as knowledgeable, principled, and innovative. This is accomplished through a proactive approach that creates an authoritative, unified voice representing a membership as diverse and dynamic as the great State of California itself.


Core Values

Local flexibility and accountability



Environmental Responsibility

Collaborative effort


CMUA Bylaws (.pdf)

CMUA’s Water Policy Guideline (.pdf)