6. Water

Western Riverside County’s economic well-being and quality of life depend on securing a reliable supply of water to meet the existing and future demands of the subregion.  WRCOG supports continued conservation efforts that work to reduce water use, strengthen and improve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta levees and ecosystem, and support the identification and construction of alternative means for conveying water to Southern California residents and businesses. 


  • Support legislation and legislative actions that promote the development of alternative water resources such as recycled water, storm water reclamation, and groundwater desalination. 
  • Support efforts that preserve local control in addressing and mitigating the impacts of drought. 
  • Support legislation that explores new water storage methods. 
  • Support legislation that provides funding to local governments for water quality and conservation-related programs. 
  • Support legislation to improve the state’s water infrastructure and delivery mechanisms without causing excessive financial burdens or delivery delays to Southern California. 
  • Oppose legislation that would delay implementation of the California WaterFix and California EcoRestore. 
  • Oppose legislation that shifts or re-aligns local ad valorem property tax revenues approved by local voters for vital water and wastewater infrastructure.