Brown’s Delta tunnels get $650 million boost from Bay Area water agency

The Sacramento Bee » A Bay Area water agency agreed Tuesday to pump $650 million into Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels project, providing a meaningful boost for the controversial $16.7 billion plan. The 4-3 vote by the Santa Clara Valley Water District brings the tunnels project, which would overhaul the troubled heart of California’s aging water delivery network, a step closer to being fully funded.

2018-05-10T15:18:41+00:00May 8th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Drinking Water, Water|

$650 million vote set on Delta tunnels project: Are taxpayers protected?

The Mercury News » In a vote that could give Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion Delta tunnels plan new momentum, Silicon Valley’s largest water agency on Tuesday will consider changing course and endorsing the project to make it easier to move water to the south.

2018-05-14T13:37:24+00:00May 7th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Drinking Water, Water|

Silicon Valley Water Agency May Help Fund Delta Tunnels

CBS » Silicon Valley’s largest water district is showing renewed interest in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive tunnels to ferry water to the southern part of the state. The Mercury News reports the Santa Clara Valley Water District is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to commit up to $650 million to the project.

2018-04-30T11:45:35+00:00April 28th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Water|

City officials split on who should pay for $17B California Delta tunnels

Construction Dive » Both Los Angeles and San Diego have reduced their Metropolitan Water District usage, and those against the financing plan have said levying fees not in proportion with what customers use could be at odds with the state constitution and might open up the MWD to legal challenges.

2018-04-25T11:30:47+00:00April 24th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Water|

Long Road Still Ahead for California’s Delta Tunnels Plan

News Deeply » Metropolitan’s decision puts the project on a much firmer financial footing, but Lisa Lien-Mager, deputy secretary for communications at the California Natural Resources Agency, said there are a few water agencies that still need to take specific funding commitments to their boards and more details on the project funding will be available in May.

2018-04-25T10:43:31+00:00April 24th, 2018|California, California WaterFix, Water|
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