SDCTA OPPOSES Senate Bill 623 (2018)

The policies proposed in SB 623 and the budget trailer bill place a disproportionate responsibility on ratepayers for cleaning up groundwater contamination caused by other actors. These proposals require the agriculture and dairy industries to pay fees, but their combined contributions would make up less than 20% of the likely revenue being created by the bill. Though the Association recognizes a real need for solutions to provide safe drinking water to all Californians, SB 623 and the budget trailer bill are not the best methods for accomplishing the goals they set out to achieve.

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Rosey Williams