Sen. Cannella Stanislaus Water Measure Passes Key Committee

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) is pleased to announce that his legislation to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone.

Senate Bill 373 would assist the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA) in building a water supply project by allowing the Stanislaus water purveyor to use the design-build method on their Regional Surface Water Supply Project, which would provide drinking water from the Tuolumne River for the cities of Ceres and Turlock.

"Water is a precious resource in California, and with the drought still fresh in our minds, this bill will ensure our local agencies have the tools to manage it wisely,” said Cannella. “It cannot be stressed enough that the sustainability of our water supply is critical to the future of California’s agriculture as well as our domestic needs."

SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on Local Government today on a unanimous, bi-partisan vote. It now goes to the Assembly Floor for a final vote on its journey to the Governor for signature and becoming law.

"This measure is important in preparing for the future population and economic growth of my district, and I am encouraged that my colleagues recognize its merits," Cannella concluded.