ACWA Calls for Action on Water Bond Package
On Oct. 4, the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) urged
lawmakers to approve a comprehensive water bond package to improve
water conveyance in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, expand
statewide water storage capacity and invest in conservation and other
strategies. The package is currently contained in legislation
introduced by state Sen. Dave Cogdill (R-Modesto) and statecSenate
Republican Leader Dick Ackerman (R-Irvine).
ACWA Executive Director Timothy Quinn joined proponents of a
comprehensive package at a news conference and called on legislators to
move forward with the bill.
"There has never been a more urgent time to invest in our water
future," Quinn said. "Our water system is in crisis, and that crisis
will not end when it rains. The ecological and economic consequences of
inaction are staggering, and they will only worsen until something is