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$56 Million Package for 2016-17 Budget to Advance the Human Right to Water

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Over one million Californians are impacted by unsafe water each year, and almost 13,000 Californians have completely run out of water during this drought.

Over the last two years, the state has committed significant funding and resources to address water challenges statewide, yet California’s small, low-income communities still experience challenges to accessing safe, affordable water. The Community Water Center and our partners are advocating for a one-time allocation of $56 million from the 2016-2017 budget to:

  • Provide permanent, interim, and emergency drinking water solutions for small, low-income communities and households,

  • Improve water access in schools,

  • Promote water and energy efficiency low-income communities and households, and

  • Improve data collection and management of California’s drinking water crisis.

Californians need an ongoing source of sustainable funding to secure safe, clean and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all communities. Until this ongoing source of funding is secured, however, our communities demand immediate investments through the 2016-2017 budget to meet our urgent drinking water needs. It is completely unacceptable that over one million Californians are impacted by unsafe water annually, and we need to act now to address this crisis.

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