Statement Regarding California WaterFix

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SACRAMENTO – Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) sent a memo to the local public water agencies participating in the development and construction of California WaterFix and issued the following statement from DWR Director Karla Nemeth.

 “WaterFix is a long-overdue infrastructure upgrade that will maintain a reliable water supply for 25 million Californians while also protecting the Delta ecosystem. With the current stated support of the participating public water agencies, the state is proposing to pursue WaterFix as planned, but also explore an option to implement construction in stages. This prudent approach aligns the urgent statewide need for action with the project’s current support. We are eager to move forward with WaterFix to protect the Delta and water supplies.”

 

Contact:

Erin Mellon, Assistant Director, Department of Water Resources, Public Affairs

(916) 651-2440 | erin.mellon@water.ca.gov 

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