Restore the Delta Outlines Risks of Delta Tunnels Participation for MWD in Comment Letter

Aug. 9, 2017 – Today, Restore the Delta submitted a formal letter regarding the risks of the CA WaterFix proposal to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The comment letter outlined various fiscal, environmental, and supply reliability risks of the project for not only Southern California, but the entire state.

Policy Analyst for Restore the Delta, Tim Stroshane said:
“MWD is the biggest water buyer in California. Recent presentations from MWD staff reveal a misguided belief that the way to fix the Delta is by destroying it with tunnels. CA WaterFix is neither a reliable nor cost-effective way to build southern California water supply reliability for the future.”

Executive Director of Restore the Delta, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla said:
“It is our hope that this letter will prompt MWD board members to ask questions and insist on detailed answers regarding water yield and costs before committing to spend billions of ratepayer dollars on a project that will produce little additional water. Southern California ratepayer and environmental groups are making it clear that they oppose the project. MWD member agencies need to decide who they really serve—the well-being of their own agencies and ratepayers, or MWD.”

To read the full letter, click here.