LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metropolitan Water District board Chairman Randy Record and General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger issue the following statement on the end of the public comment period for recirculated draft environmental documents for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California WaterFix process:
“After nine years and scores of meetings and opportunities for input, the planning phase in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is now approaching the action phase,” Chairman Record said. “While we still have considerable work ahead, we must find a path to a solution that works for the California economy and Delta environment.”
General Manager Kightlinger said, “Metropolitan is grateful for all the work by Gov. Brown and the state and federal agencies to advance this process. We hope to be constructive participants to craft a final plan that has sufficient water supplies to merit this considerable investment while protecting the Delta’s fragile environment. With continued hard work, we can find that balance.”
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.