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Title:

Water district votes to support measure

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Date:

2014-10-01

Summary:

October 1, 2014 - Foothill Municipal Water District states its support for Proposition 1, the water bond on the November ballot.

Author:

Sara Cardine, sara.cardine@latimes.com

Publication:

La Canada Online

Content:

Foothill Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors voted in a Sept. 22 special meeting to adopt a formal position in support of a $7.5-billion water bond measure set to appear on the state’s November ballot.

The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, or Proposition 1, is a bond that would provide funding for new surface and groundwater storage projects, stormwater capture, watershed protection and safe drinking water, among other projects and programs.

The bond measure was approved in a bipartisan vote in the state legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in August. It is a part of the state’s comprehensive water plan being drafted amid a prolonged period of statewide drought.

A wide array of water, agriculture, labor, business and conservation groups support the measure, officials from FMWD stated in a Sept. 23 release.

“California is in a severe, multiyear drought and faces a growing list of challenges associated with infrastructure, climate change and other factors,” FMWD Board President Richard Atwater stated in the release. “If approved by voters, Proposition 1 will advance funding programs and projects throughout the state to help combat droughts and other challenges, and secure our water future.”

Locally, FMWD provides imported water to Crescenta Valley Water District, La Cañada Irrigation District and the Mesa Crest and Valley water companies.

sara.cardine@latimes.com

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