Governor Newsom Signs Safe And Affordable Drinking Water Fund Into Law

The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund aimed at producing clean drinking water throughout California is now law. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill yesterday, saying it will protect Californians who’ve been told their water wells will dry up within the next two years.

Governor Newsom signed the bill in Sanger where he sat down with residents to hear their stories of having to live with a limited clean water supply. Access to clean drinking water is a problem nearly 1 million Californians face. Under the new bill, up to $130 million each year will be allocated to safe drinking water projects.