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Governor Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix would secure our state’s water supplies by upgrading current infrastructure and conveyance for California communities by building a modern water pipeline to transport water and reducing reliance on old, dirt levees.

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.

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) published a report which highlights the need for the Governor’s California WaterFix, saying the project would improve the reliability of our water supply and improve our ability to move water to storage for use in dry years

Video clips released by Californians for Water Security today demonstrate the extreme vulnerability of California’s water delivery infrastructure and the urgency of implementing the California WaterFix to safely transport water to two-thirds of the state.

With today’s release of the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the Governor’s California WaterFix by the Department of Water Resources (DWR), organizations representing thousands of business and labor groups, water agencies, family farmers, environmentalists and others voiced their strong support for moving this project forward as quickly as possible. These groups say that updating California’s aging water infrastructure through WaterFix is critical to protecting water security for two-thirds of Californians.

Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee published an op-ed: “California WaterFix is the ‘grand compromise’ for the Delta,” by Terry Erlewine, general manager of the State Water Contractors. The State Water Contractors represent 27 public water agencies providing water supplies to 26 million California residents, farms and businesses. These water agencies are heavily involved in the planning and implementation of California WaterFix to ensure that it is a fiscally responsible plan to provide reliable water supplies for their customers.

Our state’s outdated water distribution system has created reverse river flows that endanger the Delta ecosystem and leave our water supplies vulnerable. The California WaterFix and its companion EcoRestore would help solve these serious issues by updating aging infrastructure and addressing the reverse flows that harm fish—both protecting the environment and improving water reliability. Qualified experts support these long-term plans as the solution California needs.