WATER FOR EVERYONE!

Join millions of Californians to support an all-of-the-above strategy to guarantee abundant water for everyone, in all seasons and in all years.

5

MILLION ACRE FEET

At last, full funding to rebuild and expand reservoirs and aqueducts, and build water recycling and desalination plants – to increase the annual supply of water to Californians by five million acre feet.

$50

BILLION

For an estimated $50 billion over the next ten years (less than this fiscal year’s state budget surplus), this initiative funds construction of water supply infrastructure and water conservation programs to end water scarcity in California forever.

2%

OF THE GENERAL FUND

We call it the two-percent solution: With just this small fraction of the state budget going to California’s long neglected water supply infrastructure, long-promised water projects will finally be completed.

ABOUT US

More Water Now represents a growing coalition that brings together Californians from all backgrounds, united by a single goal: Let’s overcome droughts and climate change by investing in a 21st century water infrastructure.

Our solution? The Water Infrastructure Funding Act of 2022, a citizens initiative that will fund long-overdue water projects throughout California.

From California’s vast tracts of irrigated farmland that feed the world, to the tens of millions of Californians that have built an economy that is the envy of the world, it is time to upgrade California’s water system to create sustainable, abundant water.

When water is abundant, everyone wins. Urban customers and farmers have plenty of water even in dry years, with plenty of additional water to preserve and improve California’s precious ecosystems.

Background

Nearly 40 million people now live in California, but the system of reservoirs and aqueducts necessary to supply California’s farms and cities are designed for a state with only 20 million people. Tremendous progress has been made over the years in conserving water. Our farmers and households now use water far more efficiently than in past decades. But when confronting climate change, or just a prolonged drought, there simply isn’t enough capacity left in California’s water system.

There isn’t any one solution to water scarcity in California, and it’s time to think big. The ballot initiative we intend to begin circulating later this year is designed to solve California’s water supply challenges by rebuilding and expanding California’s water system. All of it. Everywhere.

Specifically, the initiative calls for two percent of the state’s general fund – that’s currently about $3.5 billion per year – to be allocated to projects that increase California’s water supply. The initiative also permits up to half of those funds to be used to finance large water supply projects immediately. Tens of billions of dollars will become available. This two percent funding solution will continue until new completed projects add another five million acre feet per year of water supply to California’s farms and cities.

We are looking for one million registered voters in California to sign a petition to place this initiative on the November 2022 ballot. Will you join us?

ABOUT US

More Water Now represents a growing coalition that brings together Californians from all backgrounds, united by a single goal: Let’s overcome droughts and climate change by investing in a 21st century water infrastructure.

Our solution? The Water Infrastructure Funding Act of 2022, a citizens initiative that will fund long-overdue water projects throughout California.

From California’s vast tracts of irrigated farmland that feed the world, to the tens of millions of Californians that have built an economy that is the envy of the world, it is time to upgrade California’s water system to create sustainable, abundant water.

When water is abundant, everyone wins. Urban customers and farmers have plenty of water even in dry years, with plenty of additional water to preserve and improve California’s precious ecosystems.

Background

Nearly 40 million people now live in California, but the system of reservoirs and aqueducts necessary to supply California’s farms and cities are designed for a state with only 20 million people. Tremendous progress has been made over the years in conserving water. Our farmers and households now use water far more efficiently than in past decades. But when confronting climate change, or just a prolonged drought, there simply isn’t enough capacity left in California’s water system.

There isn’t any one solution to water scarcity in California, and it’s time to think big. The ballot initiative we intend to begin circulating later this year is designed to solve California’s water supply challenges by rebuilding and expanding California’s water system. All of it. Everywhere.

Specifically, the initiative calls for two percent of the state’s general fund – that’s currently about $3.5 billion per year – to be allocated to projects that increase California’s water supply. The initiative also permits up to half of those funds to be used to finance large water supply projects immediately. Tens of billions of dollars will become available. This two percent funding solution will continue until new completed projects add another five million acre feet per year of water supply to California’s farms and cities.

We are looking for one million registered voters in California to sign a petition to place this initiative on the November 2022 ballot. Will you join us?

Timeline

Between November 2021 and April 2022 we intend to collect 997,139 signatures on a petition to place the “Water Infrastructure Funding Act of 2022” on the November 2022 ballot.

Once the initiative is qualified for the November 2022 ballot, we intend to wage a grassroots campaign to convince voters to vote YES, to bring More Water Now to all Californians.

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