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In case you missed it, the California Natural Resources Agency released a new map highlighting a multitude of communities across California that rely on the state’s water supply flowing from the Sierra Nevada mountains through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to two-thirds of our state’s population. The map demonstrates the importance of securing our water supply through the California WaterFix.

California’s current system of crumbling levees and aging pipelines is hemorrhaging billions of gallons of water that we could be storing in times when California needs it most – during times of drought. As each day passes, we are losing the rainwater by the gallon. As this new infographic from State Water Contractors shows, California’s outdated infrastructure has already lost enough water to supply 3.6 million people for an entire year.

As California’s population continues to grow, so does the need and support for the California WaterFix. Ventura County is one Southern California region experiencing the strain of a growing population combined with the effects of continuous drought and an outdated water infrastructure system. The Calleguas Municipal Water District, which serves Ventura County, anticipates that the problem will only worsen and is desperate for a water distribution system that works.

Today, Californians for Water Security highlighted water loss projections released by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that show the urgent need for the Governor’s California WaterFix to collect, store and secure water during rainy years for future drought conditions.