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California Counties Overwhelmingly Support Water Bond

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Board of Directors voted yesterday (Thursday) to support a water bond on the November ballot, and Supervisor Ed Scofield, who is Nevada County’s representative to CSAC  says the vote was unusual in one sense.

Click here to listen to Supervisor Ed Scofield

The Director of the Association of California Water Agencies also addressed CSAC and said all the water Districts in California are in support of Proposition 1, the Water Quality Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

Click here to listen to Supervisor Ed Scofield

Scofield says an important element of the water bond is the storage.

Click here to listen to Supervisor Ed Scofield

CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate told the assembled members that “As a state, we are facing a growing list of challenges, including a severe drought, aging infrastructure and increased population. California Counties understand the vital need to secure our water future.”

If approved by voters in November, the measure would provide $7.545 billion in bond funding for new surface and groundwater storage projects, regional water reliability, sustainable groundwater management and cleanup, water recycling, water conservation, watershed protection and safe drinking water, particularly for disadvantaged communities, and other programs.

The California State Association of Counties is the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level.

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