On WATER Down the Drain

Assembly Capital.jpg  5 years ago Californians passed a WATER BOND  

Thursday, February 28, 2019  ____ According to a recent article in The LA Times, "California’s wet winter has dumped an estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is simply going down the drain."

Our last major investment in water storage was in the 1970s and our population has doubled since then. With the amount of rainfall our state has received this year, it's a shame to let all this water flow into the ocean instead of building the appropriate infrastructure to capture it.  

In 2014, Californians passed Proposition 1, a water bond that has $2.7 billion set aside to pay for water storage projects, dams, and reservoirs.   

Unfortunately the State Water Commission has been dragging its feet when it comes to funding these types of projects. However, it looks promising that Sites Reservoir will soon receive funding up to $820 million. Clearly, we should be doing more. Building the proper water infrastructure now is crucial to preparing our state for the inevitable drought we are certain to face in the future.

It is an honor to represent you.