This just in … Californians for Water Security Statement in Response to Release of ‘Outdated’ Draft Economic Analysis

This just in from Californians for Water Security:

Water Security LogoToday, Californians for Water Security issued the following statement in response to Restore the Delta’s release of an outdated and incomplete draft economic analysis regarding California Water Fix.

From Robin Swanson, on behalf of Californians for Water Security:

“Once again, Restore the Delta is distorting reality in an attempt to stop one of the most necessary projects in our state’s history. They released a year old, draft analysis that is incomplete and doesn’t account for the latest thinking on the financing of this project.

“Even so, the draft report clearly states that ‘the project would provide significant indirect and public benefits to Californians, even those who do not directly consume Delta water supplies.’

“The report also says that ‘WaterFix easily passes a benefit cost comparison in aggregate.’

“It should go without saying that any project financing must make financial sense for all who will benefit from and pay for the project.”

About Californians for Water Security
CWS is a growing coalition of more than 12,000 California citizens and more than 180 organizations representing business leaders, labor, family farmers, local governments, water experts, environmentalists, public safety officials, infrastructure groups, taxpayer associations, and others who support the plan to fix California’s broken water distribution system. The Governor’s plan was drafted after nearly a decade of scientific review and analysis by leading water experts and conservationists and has received input from leading scientists and engineers. The coalition is waging an active advertising, grassroots lobbying, social media and public advocacy campaign to support this important project to fix our aging water distribution infrastructure and improve water reliability and security throughout the state.

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One comment

  • Vernette Marsh

    Water fix -now is a public benefit to take the northern calif. water and ship to south. Negative benefit to the north. Then what about priority for Sites reservoir—-the north is going to need that stored water if the money and political clout of the south steals the north’s water. Southern users should be paying the north a compensation for the theft.

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