Local Districts Oppose ‘Water Taxes’

The Calaveras County Water District and 149 other similar agencies have joined the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) coalition against a state budget trailer bill that would impose a tax on water district customers in order to ensure safe drinking water. The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Act Budget Trailer Bill (BTB) is an effort by Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and other proponents to advance the proposals made in Senate Bill 623 (Monning), which was suspended in August.