This coming November, California voters will have the opportunity to support Proposition 3, a measure that would invest $8.877 billion in water infrastructure and programs throughout the state. Prop 3, called the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018, would provide funds to address a host of California’s critical water priorities, including safe drinking water, wastewater recycling, sustainable groundwater management, watershed restoration and fish and wildlife habitat conservation. Additionally, the bond would help restore the capacity of the Friant-Kern Canal, a vital component of the state’s infrastructure that conveys water to 1.3 million acres between Bakersfield to Fresno.
Prop 3 has already received support from conservation, agricultural, environmental justice, water and civic organizations, as it will benefit individual water users, the environment and agriculture. Western Growers officially endorsed Prop 3 in April 2018 and is now working with industry partners to move this measure forward and encourage California voters to vote yes on Prop 3.
Western Growers encourages members to spread the word and help pass Prop 3. Stay tuned to Spotlight for updates on this measure. In the meantime, for more information on Prop 3, visit https://waterbond.org/.
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