More Than Half of Californians Believe Water Supply Will Be Inadequate in 10 Years, Poll Finds
From the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA):
“More than half of surveyed California residents (53%) believe that the water supply for their part of the state will be somewhat or very inadequate in 10 years, according to a poll conducted in early September by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
“The poll found mixed views among Californians on water policy. About half (49%) say the state should focus on conservation, user allocation, and other strategies to manage water more efficiently, while 45% say officials need to build new water storage systems. As for funding water and infrastructure projects, about half (48%) prefer that the state issue bonds, 25% say user fees and charges should be increased, and 13% say taxes for all Californians should be raised.
“When asked whether they would support a proposed $6.5 billion bond measure to fund water projects, 55% of adults and 50% of likely voters said they would vote yes.”