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The following organizations are involved in the process of purchasing the Felton water district or has been involved in the movement to challenge privitization of publicly-owned water utilities.

California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)
The CPUC is the state agency that regulates privately-owned water companies. The agency is responsible for assuring California utility customers have safe and reliable utility services, protecting utility customers from fraud and promoting the health of California economy.

California Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA)
The Office of Ratepayer Advocates is part of the CPUC and represents the interests of all public utility customers in CPUC proceedings to ensure the lowest possible rate for utilities like water and power. The ORA has come out in support of allowing Felton residents to buy the water district from Cal-Am.

San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD)
The SLVWD serves more than 5700 metered connections. Established in 1941 the District supplies water to the communities of Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Zayante and Scotts Valley. If the bond measure is approved, Felton's water system would become part of the San Lorezno Valley Water District.

Santa Cruz LAFCO
The Local Agency Formation Commission regulates the boundaries of cities and special districts. LAFCO will help establish the Felton water district boundaries.

Ojai FLOW is working to acquire its water system from Golden State Water.

Bluegrass FLOW (Kentucky)
Bluegrass FLOW is a citizen's group in Lexington that is working to buy back that city's water system from Kentucky American, a sister company to Cal-Am and a subsidiary of the German-based RWE Akteingesellschaft corporation.RWE and Kentucky American spent an estimated $3 million fighting citizen efforts to establish local ownership of the water utility.

Monterey FLOW Coalition
The Monterey FLOW Coalition is an organization of citizens, environmentalists, business and civic leaders who are working toward public acquisition of their water system from Cal-Am.

LucerneFLOW, Lake County, California
Lucerne FLOW (Friends of Locally Owned Water) is investigating alternatives to corporate control of water, including forming a special district, and is working closely with Lucerne Commuity Water Organization (LCWO), an association formed to intervene in California Water Service Company's recent application to the California Public Utilities Commission for a 273 percent rate increase over three years.

Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton
CCCOS is a coalition of citizens and groups working to regain local ownership of their water utility from OMI-Thames, a Great Britain-based subsidiary of RWE Akteingesellschaft corporation, which also owns Cal-Am.

Montara Water and Sanitary District
Montara residents purchased their water system from Cal-Am and got off the roller coaster of rate increases. You can check out the great work they've been doing since then at their website.

RWE Aktiengesellschaft
RWE Aktiengesellschaft is the third largest for-profit water provider in the world. The corporation acquired American Water Works in 2002, which includes the Felton water district. The corporation reports annual sales of $60 billion worldwide.

Water info from Tod Landis.
This site has wonderful links and a good history of the Felton water issue.