The State Water Resources Control Board began public hearings today to consider changes to existing water rights permits that will allow for California WaterFix, the proposed project to modernize the state’s water delivery system. Many members of the State Water Contractors – the public water agencies who deliver water to millions of Californians and more than 700,000 acres of farmland from the State Water Project and fund its operation – have submitted comments to the State Water Resources Control Board.
“Approving the changes to existing water rights permits will allow California WaterFix to move California toward a modern water system,” said Stefanie Morris, general counsel fothe State Water Contractors. “Today kicks off an important process and signifies our continued commitment to real solutions that address the significant regulatory limitations on California’s existing water infrastructure.”
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