Voters Pass Water Bond to Provide $1.6 Billion for Water-Related Projects

  • by Heather Engel
  • Jun 6, 2018
  • Water News

California voters Tuesday passed Proposition 68 – the California Clean Water and Safe Parks Act – a $4.1 billion bond that will provide $1.6 billion for water-related projects.

“Passage of this water bond will have positive impacts on Californians throughout the state,” said ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn in a statement. “Securing California’s water future has become increasingly challenging and general obligations bonds help ensure we have funding to invest in critical needs, such as safe drinking water, sustainable groundwater management and drought preparedness.”

ACWA’s Board of Directors supported Prop. 68 because it will prioritize investments in water-related projects intended to provide safe drinking water to disadvantaged communities, improve water supply reliability, help implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and restore California’s critical watersheds.

ACWA’s Board also supports the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, which will appear on the November ballot. If approved by the voters, that measure will provide $8.9 billion for water projects, including safe drinking water, repairs to major infrastructure, additional drought solutions and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation.

Earlier this year, ACWA distributed a Water Bonds 2018 Toolkit to ACWA members to help educate voters on both measures. Several member agencies adopted resolutions in support of the measures and Quinn participated in a number of editorial board meetings with the Yes on 68 campaign.

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