• Big & Bold: Refocusing California's Water Management Strategy

    A new CMUA policy paper presents ideas for taking Big and Bold actions that can effectively address demand management and also ensure the long-term resiliency of our water supply.

  • Shaping Our Future Together

    CMUA's new policy paper series is providing thought leadership about key topics and issues about the present and future of California water and energy.

  • Member Toolkit: New Assistance Programs for Water and Energy Customers with Past-Due Bills

    CMUA staff and members have worked together to develop a wide range of resources to help you effectively serve customers who will receive benefits through California's new programs. Log-in required.

  • Paying Past-Due Water and Power Bills

    Due to job losses, business closures and other hardships, millions of Californians have fallen behind on their electric, water and wastewater bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your local utility service provider if you need help paying your past-due bills.


... Publicly owned water and electric utilities exist to benefit those we serve. Yet, we are not satisfied just to deliver clean water and reliable power to our communities. Our mandate is to do it in a way that makes life better for those we serve.

Even when our mission is complicated by wildfires, drought, global pandemics, supply chain failures, and a myriad of issues both near and far, we can’t and won’t stop. Our sense of urgency drives us; we never stop working.

What we do is not all that mysterious.  Why we do what we do is the “secret sauce” why publicly owned utilities are better, more reliable and affordable, and more responsive to our customers. We do it for our communities. That’s our why. ...