ACWA Members Encouraged to Formally Support Two Water Bonds in 2018

  • by Kanisha Golden
  • Mar 28, 2018
  • Water News

Californians will have two opportunities in 2018 to take a significant step in securing the state’s water future by voting in favor of two water bonds.

ACWA members are encouraged to formally support both measures using a sample Board resolution included in ACWA’s February 2018 toolkit. This toolkit is available at www.acwa.com/resources/water-bonds-2018-toolkit. Member login is required to access the information.

Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018, is a $4.1 billion bond on the June ballot. If approved, it would provide $1.6 billion to fund water-related projects.

The $8.9 billion Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018 is slated to appear on the November 2018 ballot.

The ACWA Board of Directors voted in November 2017 to support both bonds and views the two measures as complementary. If both bonds pass, the state would see an influx of more than $10 billion for drought preparedness projects, flood protection, safe drinking water, implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and other projects that will improve water supply reliability and ecosystem health.

ACWA’s toolkit includes an informative Water Bonds Brochure that outlines how passage of both bonds would benefit the state and help to alleviate some of its water woes. It is a tool that can be used to educate water customers, local officials and media about the measures.

More information can also be found online at www.Yes68ca.com and www.waterbond.org.

Please be sure to email your board’s approved resolution to ACWA Senior Regional Affairs Representative Brandon Ida.

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