Sacramento, Calif. — Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the $107.9 billion 2016-2017 state budget and supporting trailer bills including a $10 million additional investment to increase Californians’ access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.
The Drinking Water Advocates Coalition representing rural water advocates, urban water districts, education and children’s organizations, and environmental justice, health and equity organizations expressed support for the Legislature’s investment in guaranteeing that all Californians have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water and urge the Governor to support.
RCAC joined a drinking water advocate coalition to ask California lawmakers for more funding to support small disadvantaged water systems and to provide access to safe drinking water for schools.
During an Assembly Budget Committee No. 3 Resources and Transportation meeting, RCAC CEO Stanley Keasling noted that the drinking water advocates group has proposed a $56 million budget package to advance the human right to water in California.
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