Mutual Water Company Taxation: What Your Company Needs To Do

Mutual Water Company Taxation: What Your Company Needs To Do For mutual water companies, taxation can be a confusing topic. As attorneys who have an experienced water law and public agency practice area, we have three must do’s regarding mutual water company taxation. APPLY FOR AND HAVE FEDERAL TAX-EXEMPT STATUS Under federal law, mutual water […]

How To Prevent Business Liability & Litigation: The Importance Of Being Proactive

How To Prevent Business Liability & Litigation: The Importance Of Being Proactive If you are a business owner, chances are you would go to great lengths to prevent liability and litigation. Litigation and common business liabilities can be very costly to businesses and take a long time to resolve. So why do so many business […]

The Small Water System & Rural Communities Drought & Water Contingency Planning Report

The Small Water Systems and Rural Communities Drought and Water Shortage Contingency Planning Report: A Summary of Likely New Requirements As part of the Conservation is a Way of Life legislation (AB 1668 and SB 606) passed in 2018, the Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) and State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) were […]

Pasadena Attorney Wins Significant Victory in 21 Year Legal Battle

Pasadena Attorney Wins Significant Victory in 21 Year Legal Battle Tom Bunn, partner at Pasadena law firm, Lagerlof, LLP, recently scored a significant victory in the California court of appeal in a 21-year legal battle when the court held that a municipal water supplier could not tap into an over pumped groundwater basin and acquire […]

Groundwater Sustainability for Future Generations

Groundwater Sustainability for Future Generations A Summary of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act With the passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in 2014, California will now take a different approach to how it handles its groundwater supply.  For the first time the state will be involved in regulating groundwater, although much of the power […]

Article of Collections – Part 2

Articles of Collections – Part 2 Getting the Money in the Door: Solving the Problem of Collections – Part II Water purveyors face a myriad of operational issues on a daily basis, from ensuring an adequate supply of water to meeting the increasing number of regulations governing drinking water.  They must manage employees and meet […]

Article of Collection – Part 1

Articles of Collections – Part 1 Getting the Money in the Door: Solving the Problem of Collections Water purveyors face a myriad of operational issues on a daily basis, from ensuring an adequate supply of water to meeting the increasing number of regulations governing drinking water.  They must manage employees and meet the expectations of […]

A Business Checklist [Not Just] for Water Purveyors

A Business Checklist [Not Just] for Water Purveyors Beyond providing safe drinking water to customers, public agencies, mutual water companies and investor-owned utilities must ensure that all business-related matters are in order.  Below is a list of questions that water purveyors should ask themselves at least once per year to make sure the business side […]