LOS ANGELES – Last week, the Beverly Hills Courier published a piece by Ron Hasson, President of the Beverly Hills and Hollywood NAACP, which highlighted the importance of Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix to secure water supplies for Beverly Hills and California at large.
Below is an excerpt of the piece:
“We can no longer sit idle while critically outdated statewide water infrastructure jeopardizes Beverly Hills and Los Angeles’ drinking water for our homes and businesses.
That’s why it’s so important that California leaders move forward with implementing Gov. Brown’s California WaterFix to secure a reliable supply for future generations. WaterFix will protect water supplies by delivering through a modern water pipeline rather than depending on existing crumbling dirt levees. It also protects fish and wildlife by restoring more natural river flows and is coupled with California EcoRestore, a plan to restore at least 30,000 acres of habitats by 2020.”
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, 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.