Helping our clients pursue successful business objectives while protecting and enhancing the environment.

Consulting & Advocacy

Water Quality

Solving water quality problems for municipal agencies, major industrial facilities, various small businesses, real estate development interests and trade groups for more than 25 years.

Recycled Water Production

CRS clients are currently producing more than 17 billion gallons of recycled water every year, with a project underway that will produce another 14 billion gallons every year.

Environmental Technology Development

Representing developers and manufacturers of cutting-edge technology, processes, and products in the areas of recycled water production, desalination, stormwater capture and treatment, and renewable energy storage.

Legislative Advocacy

Successfully advocating for our clients’ interests on water, natural resource protection, and environmental quality.

Contaminated Site Investigation, Remediation & Closure

Helping clients through the process of site investigation, remediation and closure at dozens of complex contaminated sites before various Regional Water Boards and the Department of Toxic Substances Control, as well as local cleanup agencies.

State Water Resources Control Board

While assisting our clients at the State Water Board for more than 25 years, CRS has been involved in the development of almost every major policy or regulatory plan along the way.

Regional Water Quality Control Boards

Working to achieve our clients’ goals at eight of the nine Regional Water Boards for more than 25 years; success derived from a working knowledge of and participation in the Water Boards’ process.

CEQA / NEPA Issues

Providing strategic planning guidance for various land use, environmental, and water-related projects.

Litigation Support

Providing litigation support services and consulting on a wide-range of environmental civil matters, including site contamination cost recovery, multi-party liability issues, and Proposition 65 defense.

Why CRS?

CRS Knows Water

Unique expertise handling complex and thorny water resource and related environmental policy, permitting and enforcement matters.

We Represent You

Our clients have included public municipal agencies, major industrial facilities, various small businesses, real estate development interests, individuals and trade groups.

Targeted Focus

CRS is unique among Sacramento advocacy and government relations firms. Our primary focus in on water resources and related environmental issues.

We Have the Expertise

With more than 25 years’ experience in areas of water quality, water and natural resources development, and environmental protection – including eight years’ service as a Member of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board – Craig Johns has helped clients wade through complex and difficult regulatory and legislative challenges.

Unmatched Insight

While previously practicing environmental, land use and real estate law at a major San Francisco firm, Craig Johns spent eight years on a Regional Water Quality Control Board and four years on the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. He has been a member of numerous advisory committees, task forces, and stakeholder consulting groups convened by the State and Regional Water Boards on a host of water-related and environmental quality topics.

Successful Advocacy; Proven Results

We have a proven track-record of achieving success for our clients in a wide variety of water, natural resources development, and environmental quality matters before the California Water Boards and California Legislature that has spanned across four Gubernatorial Administrations.

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At CRS, we help our clients develop approaches to achieve their business objectives while complying with an array of environmental regulatory requirements.

We work directly with companies or, in some cases, their legal counsel, to develop and implement the most effective strategies to attain those objectives.