Governor’s single pipeline water conveyance project is urgently needed to protect water security from natural disasters and climate change
The Problem: Our main water distribution system is outdated and at risk of failing.
More than two-thirds of Californians rely on a system of aging dirt levees, aqueducts and pipes to deliver water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to homes, farms and businesses throughout the state. This aging system is outdated and at risk of collapse in the event of a major earthquake or flood. This water delivery system also must be modernized to better prepare for climate change and the resulting extreme droughts, floods, and increasing salinity from rising sea levels.
The Solution: Support Governor Newsom’s single pipeline conveyance through the Delta.
Californians for Water Security is a diverse coalition of family farmers, business groups, labor, local government, public safety advocates, conservationists, taxpayer groups and citizens. Californians for Water Security supports:
- Governor Newsom’s plan for a single pipeline conveyance system through the Delta.
- Ensuring that the single pipeline is designed to carry enough capacity to provide ample water security and that the project is financially viable.
See the benefits to your region:
Protect water security for two-thirds of the state. Without action, water supplies through our main distribution infrastructure will continue to decrease.
Improve the safety and reliability of our water system by fixing aging infrastructure using the most innovative technologies and engineering practices.
Protect water supplies from earthquakes, floods and natural disasters by delivering them through a modern water pipeline, rather than solely through today’s deteriorating levee system.
Prepare For The Impacts
Of Climate Change
Prepare for the impacts of climate change by improving our ability to move and store water, recharge groundwater aquifers, and protect against salinity caused by sea level rise.
And Natural Water Flows
Restore habitats and more natural water flows above ground in rivers and streams in order to reduce impacts on endangered fish and other wildlife.
Serve As A
Serve as a critical component of a comprehensive water portfolio.