MWDOC endorsed project in December

The City of Buena Park, Mesa Water and the Santa Margarita, South Coast, Trabuco Canyon and Yorba Linda Water Districts have endorsed the California WaterFix and EcoRestore. These projects will ensure reliable water deliveries to the State Water Project and stabilize the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Directors from the Municipal Water District of Orange County endorsed the twin-tunnel plan in December, after env ironment al studies found the proposals to be environmentally superior to more than 100 others. This year is seen as critical for the project, as state and federal environmental studies are finished and Governor Jerry Brown, a project supporter, heads into his final two years in office.

Before leaving office in January, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order directing the Department of the Interior and its bureaus to take timely actions to help address the effects of drought and climate change on California’s water supply and imperiled wildlife – including swift review of the twin-tunnel and EcoRestore plan.

The MWDOC resolution supporting the projects called on support from other civic and community leaders, along with opposition to any efforts to undermine the WaterFix or EcoRestore. Email Public Affairs Director Damon Micalizzi at for information.

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