2021 Year in Review

  • Apr 12, 2022
  • Publications

Although the ongoing pandemic continued to create challenges in 2021, ACWA staff once again proved extraordinary dedication in advocating on your behalf in Sacramento and Washington D.C., while developing informative and educational events and providing the highest level of customer service.

An example included work in Washington D.C. with a national coalition to help secure passage of a bipartisan infrastructure package, one that will provide $8.3 billion for Western water infrastructure, $3.3 billion for wildfire mitigation as well as $2.1 billion for ecosystem restoration and $55 billion for drinking water.

ACWA’s advocates in Sacramento achieved a long list of wins through their collaboration with member agencies, other associations and elected officials. This work played a key role in securing $5.2 billion in state funding over three years for water infrastructure and drought resilience projects. At the same time, ACWA collaborated to secure $1.5 billion in state funding for headwaters and wildfire resilience, another long-term association priority in protecting Californians’ water supply and environment.

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