The Bay Planning Coalition supports U.S. Representative Jared Huffman’s sponsorship of H.R. 4615, the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act.
H.R. 4615 would amend the Internal Revenue Service Code to exclude water conservation, efficiency and storm water management rebates from local water agencies to their ratepayers from being considered part of the recipients’ gross income for federal tax purposes. California is currently experiencing an extraordinary drought. Water is a critical resource and we should be doing all that we can to promote its conservation. Providing tax-exempt consumer rebates will be a big step forward in this effort.
To read the full letter, click here.Tags: conservation, drought, policy, water