Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund bill in the tiny Fresno County community of Tombstone Territory — where residents rely on bottled water because their private wells are contaminated. Starting next year, Senate Bill 200 will provide $130 million annually to clean up drinking water in California communities like Tombstone that lack access to safe water.
- Valley Public Radio: Newsom establishes long-term safe and affordable drinking water fund
- San Francisco Chronicle: Gov. Gavin Newsom signs $1 billion clean-water package for poor areas
- Associated Press: Gov. Newsom signs bill to clean up California’s drinking water