ICYMI: Orange County Business Council: “Why Southern Californians Need the CA WaterFix

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SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the Orange County Business Council published a piece detailing the importance of Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix to secure future water supplies for Southern California’s residents, businesses, and the environment.

Below are a few excerpts from the piece:

“Scientists say that earthquakes and rising sea levels could cause these levees to fail, putting our fresh water supply at risk from saltwater contamination. The new tunnel pipelines would more safely transport supplies to the 25 million people, farms, businesses that  depend on this water.”

“A modernized system could reliably capture enough water to refill reservoirs after big storms because it would have multiple locations in the Delta to divert supplies, providing flexibility and reducing conflicts with migrating fish species such as salmon.”

“Nearly all of the water that is stored in Southern California for drought and emergency needs comes either from Northern California or the Colorado River. An improved statewide water system helps us better prepare for extended drought.”

Click here to read the entire piece: http://www.ocbc.org/five-reasons-why-southern-californians-need-the-california-water-fix/

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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