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.