California’s drinking water crisis is a multi-faceted problem, and although the complexity of the issue is a challenge, it cannot be a barrier. Californians pride ourselves as being committed to protecting the public health of all our citizens. The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund is the only solution that will raise the funding we need to tackle the short-term crisis and the long-term needs nor will they protect communities of color and families with low incomes.
Governor Newsom’s 2019 Budget: Gov. Newsom proposed up-front state support to help communities facing health threats and ongoing investment to deliver safe water through a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. Impacted communities and advocates have sent letters of support to the Assembly and Senate.
SB 200: Senator Monning introduced SB 200, which would create a Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to solve California’s drinking water crisis. Read the letter of support from communities and organizations across the state.
AB 217: Assemblymember Garcia’s proposed bill provides urgently needed sustainable, permanent funding for safe drinking water to address the statewide crisis. Read the letter of support from advocates and impacted families.