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August 13, 2014  
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Water Authority Supports Water Bond Measure
H2O Videos
San Vicente Dam Raise Dedication
San Vicente Dam Raise Dedication

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San Diego County Water Authority

Water Authority Supports  

Water Bond Measure;  

Urges Legislators to  

Vote 'Yes' Today


The Water Authority has announced its full support for Senate Bill 866 (Wolk/Steinberg) and Assembly Bill 1471 (Rendon/Atkins), companion $7.545 billion state water bond measures that would fund critical new water supply development and large-scale water infrastructure projects important for the future of San Diego County and all of California.


The water bond was the product of negotiations led by Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. The Water Authority has been working for months to address the San Diego region's priorities for a water bond. If passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor, the proposed bond would replace an existing bond measure on the November ballot.

"Governor Brown, Speaker Atkins and Pro Tem Steinberg are to be congratulated for undertaking the grueling work necessary to craft the right water bond that is also right for our times and the state's finances," said Thomas V. Wornham, Chair of the Water Authority's Board of Directors. "We thank Speaker Atkins and all of our San Diego County legislators for their diligence in ensuring our region's water supply and priorities are met by this measure."

The Water Authority has long advocated for a water bond that reflects an emphasis on local and regional water supply development. That is the model that the San Diego region has employed for more than two decades to improve regional self-sufficiency, become more resilient to drought, and reduce dependence on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay-Delta

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The San Diego County Water Authority works through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe and reliable water supply to support the region's $191 billion economy and quality of life of 3.1 million residents.