ICYMI: CA WaterFix Map Displays Just How Reliant California Communities Are on Water Flowing from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through Aging Infrastructure

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SACRAMENTO – In case you missed it, the California Natural Resources Agency released a new map highlighting a multitude of communities across California that rely on the state’s water supply flowing from the Sierra Nevada mountains through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to two-thirds of our state’s population. The map demonstrates the importance of securing our water supply through the California WaterFix.

The WaterFix was chosen as the most viable plan from more than two dozen potential solutions, after nearly a decade of scientific review and analysis by leading water experts and conservationists, in addition to expertise received from leading scientists and engineers.

More than 25 million Californians rely on water that moves through our outdated infrastructure, including:

  • Northern California’s Zone 7 Water Agency imports 80% of its water supply from the Delta
  • 40% of Santa Clara County’s water supply comes through the Delta
  • 30% of all Southern California’s Metropolitan Water District service area demands are met by water imported through the Delta, and 40% of MWD’s service area relies 100% on Delta water

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About Californians for Water Security
CWS is a growing coalition of more than 12,000 California citizens and more than 180 organizations representing business leaders, labor, family farmers, local governments, water experts, conservation leaders, 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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