The PVWMA’s enabling Act is found in the California Water Code Appendix; Chapter 24, Sections 124-1 to 124-1108.
The Act was developed after extensive efforts by local stakeholders and was introduced as legislation by State Senator Henry Mello. The Act was ratified by local voters via a ballot measure in the November 1984 general election. The Act has been updated several times since ratification and the current version is available here.
The Act includes: specific guidelines regarding how the Board is to be elected and governed; the chartered activities; a written description of the boundaries; and how fees are to be determined among several other items.