California Water Bond
In 2014, California residents may be asked to vote on the "Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010." With support of this Act, voters will provide funding for California's aging water infrastructure and for projects and programs to address the water supply and Delta ecosystem issues.
The "Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010" is an initiative to issue $11.14 billion in general obligation funds that will benefit all of California. Funding will be dedicated to each primary watershed throughout California with additional funding available on a competitive basis to help finance water management projects and programs with local, regional, and statewide benefits. The water bond is part of the historic legislative water package passed by the California Legislature on November 4, 2009.
Investing in projects to improve California's water supply and Delta ecosystem will help improve the State’s lagging economy, help put people back to work, and provide a safe and reliable water source to the people of Southern California.
Desert Water Agency's Board of Directors has voted for formal support of the bond, as have a number of water districts including Coachella Valley Water District and the Association of California Water Agencies.