Coalition Supporting California WaterFix Debunks Biased “Study” Manufactured by Project Opponents

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Author and funders are longtime advocates against WaterFix. Report completely fails to acknowledge economic losses of future water cutbacks without project.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Californians for Water Security blasted a report released by California WaterFix opponent Jeffrey Michael, who works as a vocal and active surrogate for the opposition.

“The author and funders of this study are longtime opponents of WaterFix. There is nothing independent or objective about this report,” said Michael Quigley, executive director of the California Alliance for Jobs.  “Failing to implement the California WaterFix because of short-sighted opponents will hurt the 25 million Californians who rely on our state water supplies.”

“The promoters of this report fail to address the fundamental economic benefit of this project: To protect our state’s families, farms and businesses from continued water supply cutbacks that are all but certain if we don’t move forward with WaterFix,” said Charley Wilson, executive director of Southern California Water Committee. “There’s nothing objective about a report created by an individual who has worked in opposition to this project for years.”

The California WaterFix will protect the water supply for two-thirds of our state’s homes, farms and businesses. The current system is vulnerable in the case of an earthquake or a natural disaster; and fails to capture water during rainy seasons for the historic droughts California has endured in recent years.

About Californians for Water Security:
CWS is a growing coalition of more than 12,000 California citizens and more than 175 organizations representing business leaders, labor, family farmers, local governments, water experts, environmentalists, public safety officials, infrastructure groups, taxpayer associations, and others who support the plan to fix California’s broken water distribution system. The Governor’s plan was drafted after nearly a decade of scientific review and analysis by leading water experts and conservationists and has received input from leading scientists and engineers. The coalition is waging an active advertising, grassroots lobbying, social media and public advocacy campaign to support this important project to fix our aging water distribution infrastructure and improve water reliability and security throughout the state.

For more information on Californians for Water Security, visit: www.watersecurityca.com

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