Water Authority Board Chair Thanks Voters for Supporting State Water Bond

Short Title
Board Chair Thanks Voters for Supporting State Water Bond
Proposition 1 will invest in California’s water supply reliability

“We salute the residents of San Diego County for their strong and enduring commitment to a safe and reliable water supply as shown by their support for the state water bond – Proposition 1 – on the Nov. 4 ballot.  A Water Authority poll earlier this year showed that nearly 80 percent of respondents supported the Water Authority’s strategy to diversify the region’s water supply, and we saw that commitment to similar solutions statewide clearly on election night.

“A resounding majority of voters locally and across California backed the ballot measure, which will invest in water supply reliability projects such as recycling, desalination, groundwater protection and development, conservation and enhanced storage. While this investment won’t address the immediate drought conditions, it will help fortify our region’s $206 billion economy and protect our 3.1 million residents against future dry years.

“The Water Authority and its member agencies will aggressively pursue funding from Proposition 1 to bolster our region’s water supply reliability through continued diversification of our water resources.”

-- Mark Weston, Chair, Board of Directors, San Diego County Water Authority