CA WaterFix EIR released, a critical milestone to propel the project forward

Posted December 23rd, 2016 | Status:

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INFO ALERT: CA WaterFix EIR released, a critical milestone to propel the project forward

Dear BizFed Water Committee,

As you may have heard, earlier today the Department of Water Resources released the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) related to the California WaterFix, which is the project designed to modernize our state’s primary water delivery system, secure fresh water supplies and protect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The EIR concludes that the BizFed-supported WaterFix is the only viable plan to improve our outdated water distribution system! This is a critical milestone that will propel the project forward.

Below is a statement on the importance of the WaterFix from BizFed Founding CEO Tracy Hernandez:

“Whether we are building shelter for the homeless, running restaurants, repairing broken bones, or designing satellites and driverless cars, So Cal businesses need water to function and thrive. Today our water supplies are at risk, but we are one step closer to a more reliable water future with California WaterFix. We urge regional, state and federal leaders to advance this critical project and protect the businesses and workers who grow our economy, provide jobs and support local communities.”

Click here to download a fact sheet on the EIR process

Click here to watch a video on the project from the Metropolitan Water District

Click here to read a statement from the Southern California Water Committee, which is led by BizFed Water Committee Co-chair Charley Wilson

Click here to read the Californians for Water Security Coalition statement, which features comments from BizFed members Gary Toebben, LA Chamber and Julian Canete, CalAsian Pacific Chamber 

How you can get or stay involved

BizFed and numerous BizFed members have advocated extensively for the California WaterFix as part of the Californians for Water Security (CWS) coalition. If you are not part of the CWS coalition and would like to help advocate for the WaterFix, then click here to sign on to the coalition!

 

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