ICYMI – Public Policy Institute of California: 77% of Californians Think Governor’s California WaterFix is Important to the State’s Future

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SACRAMENTO – This week, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) published a poll which highlights that 77 percent of Californians view Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix as “important.” In fact, 51 percent think it is “very important.” The poll, which appeared in the report “Californians & Their Government,” also specifies that the majority of California residents in favor of water infrastructure improvements, in the aftermath of winter storms, flooding and the crisis at Oroville Dam.

The Public Policy Institute of California and their Water Policy Center conducts nonpartisan independent research with a focus on the economy, environment and society.

Below is an excerpt of the report:

“The governor has proposed to improve the reliability of water supplies by building tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. How important is this proposal for the future quality of life and economic vitality of California—is it very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?

51% very important

26% somewhat important

7% not too important

7% not at all important

9% don’t know”

Click here to read the full PPIC survey: http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/survey/S_317MBS.pdf

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, 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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