Jaclyn Giovis Wolff
Sacramento, CA — Marking significant progress, California WaterFix accomplished an important step towards the implementation stage this week following several key milestones, including:
- The formation and first meeting of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA) — the public agency charged with the design and construction of California WaterFix.
In addition, the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and Alameda County Water District boards of directors this week authorized their respective agencies to join the DCA and provide funding for the initial design and construction of the project. The two agencies join Zone 7 Water Agency, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Santa Clara Valley Water District, which previously authorized near-term funding for WaterFix, and expanded the total number of agencies participating in the DCA to five. Alameda County Water District also voted to join a yet-to-be formed financing JPA to fund California WaterFix.
“California WaterFix got its kickstart this week as public water agencies formed key partnerships to advance the project’s design and construction,” said Jennifer Pierre, General Manager for the State Water Contractors. “The project is gaining more momentum than ever before — and it’s bringing California closer to securing a reliable water supply for generations to come.”
The State Water Contractors is a statewide, non-profit association of 27 public agencies from Northern, Central and Southern California that purchase water under contract from the California State Water Project. Collectively the State Water Contractors deliver water to more than 25 million residents throughout the state and more than 750,000 acres of agricultural land.