State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) issued the following statement following today’s water rally hosted by the Latino Water Coalition and the NAACP:
“Today’s rally is a testament to the importance of fixing our water system and the need for a water bond. California has already taken too long to get started on rebuilding our water infrastructure, and we must address it immediately. Our water system was built 50 years ago to serve a population half our current size. As we face another year of drought, farmers can’t farm, workers can’t work, and our food supply will be dramatically impacted.
“Just as the voters of California approved a $10 billion bond for high-speed rail, we should be able to pass a water bond that will have an even greater impact and serve the entire state with funding for additional water storage and clean drinking water. As we look to present a new bond to the voters, we must make sure that water is in the water bond.”