Law & Water Column, American Water Works Association Journal, August 2009
Attorneys in Brownstein's Water Group author the monthly "Law & Water" column in the American Water Works Association Journal. Each column provides valuable legal insight in the form of case summaries of interest to water utilities across the U.S.
August's column discusses the California Supreme Court's recent ruling that the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) does not force a county to have water system operators notify residents of water supply contamination.
This column also discusses how Arizona does not recognize the first-in-the-field doctrine for water supply companies