Directors of the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) in April voted unanimously to oppose several bills that would delay implementation of the California WaterFix and EcoRestore, projects MWDOC supports as critical to Southern California’s future water reliability.

Assembly Bills 791, 792 and 793 are all sponsored by Representative Jim Frazier, who represents communities around the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta.

A MWDOC staff analysis found none of the bills add any protections for the Delta planning process or environment and would only delay the twin-tunnel WaterFix project or even potentially allow a fee for the project.

Directors also unanimously opposed AB 732, another Frazier proposal that would have taxpayers statewide pay for a portion of the repairs to Delta levees, even when private property is impacted.