EMWD Position on SB 623

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The Press-Enterprise published an Op-Ed by Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) on Sunday, August 27, 2017, regarding a current legislative effort (Senate Bill 623 by Sen. Bill Monning) which would impose a monthly tax on water to fund failing water systems throughout the state.

EMWD believes this approach would fail to resolve the foundational issues associated with these failing, and often private, water systems. Instead, we write that proper governance structures must be in place to provide the necessary accountability over any funds that are directed toward these systems.

  • To read the Op-Ed by EMWD Board President David Slawson and General Manager Paul Jones, click here.
  • To view EMWD’s letter to state officials, please click here.