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Water-Related Bills Enacted in 2008
SB 1069
Agricultural and Community Water Act
SB 1069 is known as the Agricultural and Community Water Act, or “ACWA.”   SB 1069 establishes a statewide Water Conservation, Reuse, and Storage Investment Fund and directs OWRD to conduct a regional aquifer recharge feasibility study in the Umatilla Basin.  Effective upon signing of the bill.        

SB 5556
ACWA Funding
SB 5556 provides funding to support these efforts with $1.75 million for the statewide grant program and $750,000 for the Umatilla aquifer project.  Effective upon siging of the bill.
The SB 5556A engrossed bill is available at (funding specified in Section 47 of the bill):