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September 7, 2017

State Capitol

State Capitol

Action Needed Today

Support SB 623 to Provide Safe Drinking Water for All Californians

Bill Also Provides Relief from State Enforcement Actions Against Farmers

Please join Ag Council in supporting SB 623 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) by clicking on the Learn More link below to urge legislators to support the measure.

SB 623 would create the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to secure access to safe drinking water for all Californians. The bill, funded through a modest fee on agricultural, urban and industrial water users, will help ensure necessary upgrades to infrastructure and critical financial assistance for the operation and maintenance of drinking water systems in communities statewide that are in need of safe, clean drinking water.

For farmers and producers, SB 623 would protect agricultural operations from being subjected to enforcement actions for exceeding nitrate levels in groundwater, provided farmers and producers meet permit requirements. Additionally, farmers and producers will pay into the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, along with urban and industrial water users.

If approved, SB 623 will have a positive affect on the lives of many Californians by providing accessible, clean drinking water and allowing farmers to continue their agricultural operations.

DO NOT DELAY –¬†ACT NOW to urge your elected Assembly and State Senate representatives to SUPPORT SB 623 by clicking HERE.