ICYMI – CEO & President of OC Business Council in the Orange County Register: “It’s time to approve ‘California WaterFix’ project”


Sacramento, CA – This weekend, the Orange County Register published an op-ed by Lucy Dunn, president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council, urging water agency leaders to support Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix to secure California’s water deliveries.

Public water agencies representing communities served by the State Water Project, including members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, are expected to vote on WaterFix in coming weeks.

Below is an excerpt from the piece:

“State and federal officials are now finalizing a solution that began in 2006 — the California WaterFix — that will act like a coronary bypass for an aging heart. California WaterFix, with three new intakes along the Sacramento River, state-of-the-art fish screens and twin tunnels to transport water to existing aqueducts in a way that protects natural flows in the Delta, promises a more reliable water supply and improved conditions for fish and wildlife.”

“Water agency leaders throughout the state, especially the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, are completing their review of California WaterFix. I urge their support to modernize the heart of the state’s water system and end its otherwise continuing deterioration.”

To read the full piece, click here.

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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