Water

Water

Voters will continue to face large water-related expenditures in the coming years. Making informed decisions on these investments in managing California’s water resources is a priority for the League.

Find out more about California Water Resources.

The Twin Tunnel water project would create two side-by-side underground tunnels to carry fresh water from the Sacramento River to Tracy. Water would travel south to farms in the Central Valley and urban areas in the East and South Bay and in Southern California.

Clean Water Running Through Cupped Hands
Blog Post

Many of our members live on or near the coast and have long been active in protection and preservation activity in the wetlands of the Banning Ranch Conservancy, the Bolsa Chica Ecological Preserve, the San Joaquin Marsh Reserve, the wetlands of the Upper Newport Bay and similar areas. Read about proposed regulation changes that will impact our wetlands.

Event Date: 
Mar 18 2019 - 10:30am
Event location: 

Visalia Waste Water Treatment Plant

Just this past August Visalia's cutting-edge Waste WaterTreament Plant was upgraded. at $152 million, it's the biggest public works project our City has ever undertaken.

Event Date: 
Apr 27 2019 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Capitola City Hall Council Chambers

Learn about plans to protect the Mid-County Groundwater Basin and provide a sustainable water supply.

water is a human right
News

Our local groundwater basin is critically overdrafted.

Groundwater planning is important to:

Position

Based on League's basic principles and positions, the League of Women Voters of Benton and Franklin Counties can encourage local Irrigation Districts to be transparent, encourage their members to be aware of District business and participate in the election of their directors.
hand to ear, listening
Blog Post

Each year at the start of the legislative season, local League members meet with our representatives in the California Senate and Assembly.

Recycled Water: A Reliable Supply in Unreliable Times
News

Now that the snowpack is not a reliable resource, as a state, we have to get serious about keeping water on the land and not having it go as quickly as possible out to the ocean. This means a total revamp of how we have managed water in California. Besides stormwater capture or building more dams, one of the ways to accomplish this is to recycle water: a proven concept. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and the Los Angeles Sanitation District have teamed up and are planning to build a recycling water plant in Carson, CA.

Position

League positions on Water Resources were originally adopted in 1983 and are reviewed annually.
CA Delta
News

Recharge Fresno: The City of Fresno completed construction of Recharge Fresno, a major water system upgrade, last month.

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