Press Release: California Association of Sanitation Agencies Supports Water Bond

  • by BPC Staff
  • on September 16, 2014

For Immediate Release                                                              Contact: Shery Vang
September 16, 2014                                                                     Office:   (916) 446-0388

California Association of Sanitation Agencies Supports Water Bond

Sacramento – The California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Board of Directors voted on Monday to support Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Act of 2014.  Headed towards the November 4 general election ballot, the $7.5 billion water bond will provide funding for a wide range of water projects throughout California.

“CASA has been a longtime active participant in the development and implementation of national, state, and regional programs designed to protect water quality,” said CASA Executive Director Roberta Larson.  “At a time when the state is facing unusually harsh conditions due to the severe drought, passage of the water bond is key to helping California find solutions for water shortages in our communities.”

Larson added that the bond measure, which also focuses on investments in sustainable water projects and providing storage for additional water supply, would be a significant benefit to communities served by CASA member agencies.  More specifically, the water bond will include $725 million of dedicated funding for water recycling projects, $400 million of reauthorized bond expenditures unused from prior bonds and $510 million for the Integrated Regional Water Management Program.  In addition to the listed opportunities, local wastewater agencies will have access to funding for groundwater sustainability, stormwater, and a variety of other projects.

“CASA is an association dedicated to ensuring clean water for California communities,” Larson continued.  “We are pleased to join a broad coalition of farmers, small businesses, water and wildlife advocates, environmentalists, and others in supporting Proposition 1.”

For a copy of the press release, click here.

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