Now is the time for a water bond
07/01/2014 8:07 AM
07/03/2014 3:16 AM
Re "Drought focuses need to negotiate improved water bond" (Forum, June 29): The June 29 editorial hit the mark. This is the year to ask voters to approve critical investments in our water system through a responsible, carefully crafted water bond. The drought is front and center, and public concern about water is at an all-time high.
We need a bond that advances a statewide, comprehensive plan and invests in water storage capacity, key local strategies such as conservation, recycling, groundwater cleanup and management, habitat/watershed restoration and safe drinking water improvements in disadvantaged communities around the state.
A broad, geographically diverse cross-section of local water managers supports these elements as part of a statewide, comprehensive approach. Let's make the most of this opportunity and put a forward-looking water bond on the November ballot.
-- Timothy Quinn, Sacramento
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