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    Van Nuys, Calif. – In a major victory for long-term water security, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) Board of Directors voted today to support and fund a two-tunnel project as part of the California WaterFix. Deteriorating infrastructure is threatening the reliability and future supply of one-third of the water used by Southern California homes and businesses.
     
    The California WaterFix, a state-federal project, will ensure reliable water supplies for Southern California by modernizing the infrastructure and constructing new facilities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. With the multi-billion dollar MWD investment, the first stage of the project will proceed to build one tunnel and two intake facilities on the Sacramento River.
     
    The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) has been at the forefront in support of this significant investment to modernize California’s water delivery system. Advocating at the local, state and federal levels, VICA and its members have consistently conveyed the importance of building a two-tunnel system for a sustainable, clean and affordable water supply.    
     
    VICA President Stuart Waldman said:
     
    “We commend the MWD board for listening to the business community’s priorities and moving forward with this necessary investment in our state’s water infrastructure. This helps bring water to the San Fernando Valley, which does not get water from the Colorado River.
     
    “A reliable supply of water is critical not only to our physical and environmental well-being, but also to maintaining a strong, vibrant economy in the San Fernando Valley and throughout Southern California.
     
    “The WaterFix will ensure a long-term reliable supply of water for our communities, protect the Delta ecosystem, and create over 100,000 jobs. It’s a win-win situation.”

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    Contact:
    Stuart Waldman, President
    Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA)
    Office: (818) 817-0545 / Cell: (818) 439-1983
    Stuart@vica.com 

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