SOURCE: Association of California Water Agencies

Association of California Water Agencies

December 15, 2010 18:05 ET

ACWA Comments on State, Federal Reports on BDCP

Success of Plan Seen as Critical to State's Economic, Environmental Health

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Executive Director Timothy Quinn issued the following statement today regarding state and federal updates on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) process.

"Today's reports come at a pivotal time for the BDCP process. With so much at stake, the success of this long-term plan is critical to California's economic and environmental well being. We simply cannot meet the co-equal goals without a comprehensive approach such as the BDCP plan released today.

"The document released today by the state's Natural Resources Secretary provides important new details and identifies a path for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Brown to keep the effort on track. The co-equal goals of Delta restoration and improved water supply central to California water policy seem closer today.

"We also welcome the Obama administration's support for the plan and conveyance solutions that work for the environment and water supply reliability.

"ACWA commends all parties for articulating the issues today. It's clear we are nearing a point where water users can make a business decision about what BDCP can accomplish. We will need unprecedented leadership at the state and federal levels to take this effort across the finish line."

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 450 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit www.acwa.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jennifer Persike
    ACWA Director of Strategic Coordination and Public Affairs
    916/441-4545, or 916/296-3981 (cell)

    Association of California Water Agencies
    910 K Street, Suite 100
    Sacramento, California 95814-3512
    916/441-4545
    FAX 916/441-7893
    http://www.acwa.com