WATER WATER WATER!!!

Yesterday Governor Brown and Legislative Leaders announced a $1 Billion “Emergency Drought Package.” 

According to the Governor’s office, “The legislation includes more than $1 billion for local drought relief and infrastructure projects to make the state’s water infrastructure more resilient to extreme weather events.  The package accelerates $128 million in expenditures from the Governor’s budget to provide direct assistance to workers and communities impacted by drought and to implement the Water Action Plan. It also includes $272 million in Proposition 1 Water Bond funding for safe drinking water and water recycling and accelerates $660 million from the Proposition 1e for flood protection in urban and rural areas.”

Governor Brown has called on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent and prevent water waste. Visit SaveOurWater.com to find out how everyone can do their part and Drought.CA.Gov to learn more about how California is dealing with the effects of the drought.

We praise the Governor and Legislative leaders for acknowledging the problem that we have been concerned about for years.  For more than a decade we have been speaking with policymakers about the need to address the lack of new storage and conveyance in a generation, and complicated environmental laws that make even the smallest infrastructure extremely difficult and expensive to undertake.

In praising the plan, Assembly Minority leader Kristen Olsen also remarked, “this is a Band-Aid.  This is a temporary small step toward fixing a monumental problem.”

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