Water Bond Language Submitted to Attorney General for November '06 Ballot

Sacramento, CA —–

On November 21st, California environmental leaders turned language for a new water bond into the Attorney General's office for approval and future signature gathering.

The bond, which totals $5,388,000,000 is called “The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Act of 2006.”

Highlights include: Conservancy Earmarks– $54 million for the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, $36M for the Tahoe Conservancy, $36M for San Joaquin Conservancy. Water Quality earmarks -1 billion for delivery of safe drinking water and protection of water quality – earmarked by hydrologic region: $73M for Sacramento River, $57M for San Joaquin River, $27M for Lohantan (north & south) $100M for multiregional needs or issues of statewide importance. Other items – $580M for sustainable communities and climate change reduction, $800M for infrastructure improvements related to water quality.

Below is the link to the water bond language that was submitted to the CA Attorney General's office last week.