Move California to Stop Wasting Groundwater
California is the only Western state
without mandated groundwater management. The severe drought is providing an
opportunity for the state to address this issue.
AB 1739 and SB 1168, by Assemblymember
Dickinson and Senator Pavley respectively, will provide a framework for
statewide management with a two-pronged approach. These bills will give local government
necessary authorities and tools to manage groundwater that will cater to their
geographical needs. In conjunction, the
state will have opportunities to step in if enforcement requirements are not
Lack of management has put a lot of
aquifers in California in dire conditions.
Continued overdraft from aquifers is leading to land subsidence, poor
water quality for consumption and farming operations, saltwater intrusion, and other
We need to make sure that these bills
move forward so please contact your legislators today and ask for their
Please enter your information to get the name and contact information of your legislators.
This is the last week the legislature
will meet and a vote on these bills will occur before the end of the week.
Please call your assemblymember and senator now. If you receive an answering
machine, leave a message.
“Hello, my name is ___(your name)________
and I live in __(city or community). I am calling to ask __(Assemblymember or
Senator)_____ to support AB 1739 and SB 1168, the groundwater management bills.
California is the last Western state
without groundwater management and we cannot afford further delay.
With the prolonged severe drought,
reliance on groundwater will only increase and without proper management, that
valuable resource will be depleted. Again,
I urge your boss to support AB 1739 and SB 1168 to make sure that communities
have clean and reliable water source.
One call right now will make a difference!