2014 Water Bond

Proposition 1 -- the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 -- is a $7.545 billion general obligation bond measure approved by California voters on Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. The measure will provide funding for needed investments as part of a statewide, comprehensive water plan for California.

Proposition 1 is the product of more than five years of discussions and negotiations among state lawmakers, stakeholders and others to craft a responsible bond measure to provide targeted funding for new surface and groundwater storage projects, regional water reliability, sustainable groundwater management and cleanup, water recycling, water conservation and safe drinking water, particularly for disadvantaged communities.

Legislation placing the Proposition 1 on the ballot was approved on a near unanimous, bipartisan vote by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 13.

ACWA's Board of Directors voted unanimously to support Proposition 1 in a special meeting Aug. 19.


  • Download an updated fact sheet on Proposition 1 here. (Nov. 7)
  • Download an infographic on Proposition 1 funding categories here.
  • View a running list of Proposition 1 supporters here.
  • View the official title, summary and ballot arguments and rebuttals for Proposition 1 in the Voter Information Guide here.
  • Download ACWA's Proposition 1 toolkit #2 for ACWA members here. (Member log-in required.)
  • View the Yes on Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 campaign website here.
  • Download a presentation by Timothy Quinn from the Oct. 8 ACWA webinar here.

Latest Posts about 2014 Water Bond

ACWA has prepared an updated fact sheet on Proposition 1, the $7.545 billion water bond approved by California voters on Nov. 4, 2014. read more»
2014 is proving to be an active year for water bond legislation. With the close of the Feb. 21 deadline for introducing bills this year,... read more»
ACWA has developed a Fact Sheet and a Frequently Asked Questions document with further details on the association’s direction on the... read more»

Latest News about 2014 Water Bond

California voters approved Proposition 1 by a substantial margin Tuesday, authorizing $7.545 billion in funding for a range of water... read»
SACRAMENTO –Timothy Quinn, executive director of the statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), issued the following... read»
Californians will soon cast their votes on Proposition 1, a $7.5 billion water bond that reflects what could be a major turning point in... read»
A solid majority – 56% -- of likely voters say they will support Proposition 1 – the water bond – at the ballot box this... read»
The California Water Foundation and the Environmental Coalition for Clean Water and Wildlife Protection have both launched new websites... read»