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Greater Irvine Chamber Supports CA WaterFix Plan

Monday, August 21, 2017

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Whit Peterson, director of Government Affairs, on August 14 visited the Metropolitan Water District offices in Los Angeles to voice the Greater Irvine Chamber’s support for the proposed California WaterFix. 

WaterFix is a culmination of a decade-long effort to shore up water resources in Southern California. The plan, if approved, would begin the process of building two underground tunnels to transport water from the northern California Delta region which would guarantee the transport of reliable, clean and safe water to the 25 million residents, farms, and businesses in Central and Southern California. 

The water delivered through the Delta is a critical piece of the state’s overall water supply security. Sierra snowmelt and storm water from Northern California help meet water needs in Southern California, the Bay Area, and the Central Valley. Together with California WaterFix, locally-driven water conservation, groundwater, recycling and storage projects create a smarter, more sustainable water for the 21st century.

On July 21, a Notice of Determination (NOD) for the California WaterFix environmental analysis was signed, clearing a major milestone toward modernization of the state’s primary water delivery system. With finalization of the NOD and associated decision documents, the Department of Water Resources approved WaterFix as the proposed project under the California Environmental Quality Act.

To learn more about the California WaterFix, visit CaliforniaWaterFix.com

Category: Advocacy News

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