SOURCE: Association of California Water Agencies

Association of California Water Agencies

August 12, 2014 16:34 ET

Statement of Timothy Quinn Regarding the 2014 Water Bond

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2014) - The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) released the following statement by Executive Director Timothy Quinn with regards to recent developments on a 2014 California Water Bond:

"ACWA applauds the recent progress on developing a smaller, more viable water bond for the November 2014 ballot. As California experiences one of the worst droughts in its history, 2014 is clearly a year to commit to the implementation of a comprehensive water program to improve water supply and drought preparedness throughout the state. The passage of a water bond in 2014 is fundamental to this goal. 

"ACWA supports the framework for a $6.995 billion bond released by the Brown Administration on Monday. We believe that it takes an historic step toward addressing California's water crisis in a fiscally prudent manner, while providing substantial funding for new storage, local resource development, watershed enhancement, and safe drinking water. We recognize that there are still significant issues under negotiation, and urge all parties to work together to resolve remaining differences as soon as possible. If we can achieve a smaller bond with bipartisan support and broad support from water, business, labor, agricultural, and conservation interests throughout the state, the prospects for success at the ballot in November will be greatly enhanced."

ACWA is statewide association of public agencies whose 430 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit www.acwa.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jennifer Persike
    Deputy Executive Director External Affairs/Operations
    916-441-4545 or 916-296-3981 (cell)