WRD statement on passage of historic water package in Calif.

LAKEWOOD, CA, Nov. 4, 2009 -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California salutes Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature in passing an historic water package that will increase water reliability and ensure water quality...

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LAKEWOOD, CA, Nov. 4, 2009 -- The Water Replenishment District of Southern California salutes Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature in passing today's historic water package that will increase water reliability and ensure water quality.

California faces unprecedented and complex water challenges. The Governor and state legislature have proven to be committed to solving California's water problems. WRD believes that the overall solution for the California water crisis needs to include adequate funding resources to develop new local water supplies which will reduce pressure on the Bay Delta. This bond provides those funding resources.

WRD recognizes the need for statewide collaboration and planning in finding a long-term solution to California's water challenges. WRD applauds Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature in approving a momentous water package that is both fair and balanced for all stakeholders statewide and provides the resources necessary to develop new local water supplies.

"The Water Replenishment District has the ability to develop new supplies through recycled water and the augmentation of storm water capture to provide complete local sustainability for the groundwater basins in southern Los Angeles County. This water bond will help WRD achieve that goal," stated WRD Board President Albert Robles.

WRD manages two of the most heavily used groundwater basins in the state of California and plays a significant role in providing groundwater to southern Los Angeles County. WRD is a regional groundwater management agency that supplies groundwater for 10% of the State's population.

Created by voters in 1959, WRD is a regional groundwater management agency that protects and preserves the quantity and quality of groundwater supplies for 10 percent of the State's population residing in southern Los Angeles County. For more information about the Water Replenishment District please visit www.wrd.org.

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