Statement of Westlands Water District on Efforts to Craft a Water Bond

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--Westlands Water District applauds the efforts of Governor Jerry Brown and members of the Legislature, from both sides of the aisle, to provide funding for critical water supply infrastructure and habitat restoration needs through a bond measure for the November ballot.

No area in California has been impacted more by water supply shortages than the San Joaquin Valley. The outdated infrastructure that exists to provide water to California communities is under greater strain every year to keep up with existing, and growing, demand and ever more restrictive environmental regulation. With more than 80% of California experiencing the effects of the drought, reservoirs at a dangerously low level, and the long-term forecasts indicating continued dry weather, this bond measure will start the process of focusing on much-needed infrastructure and ecosystem restoration solutions that will serve Californians in the future.

As Governor Brown and members of the Legislature continue to work for passage of this legislation, Westlands is committed to lending its support to this effort.

We greatly appreciate the leadership and the efforts of the Governor and the California Legislature to produce a bond that recognizes the economic realities of the state while also providing the tools for new water infrastructure and upgrades to existing systems.

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for Westlands Water District
Jason Peltier, 916-324-4514

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for Westlands Water District
Jason Peltier, 916-324-4514