Senate Bill 623 (Monning) and its twin as a Budget Trailer Bill seek to tax water users statewide to fund the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.
This fund would provide money for the cleanup and maintenance of perpetually contaminated water systems in specific areas of the state—none of which is in Camrosa’s service area.
While we support all communities having safe and reliable drinking water, we don’t believe that using residential water bills as the funding mechanism for a statewide social issue is an appropriate way to distribute the responsibility.
This is a high-profile issue that our local legislators are deeply involved in. If you feel strongly about the water tax, consider contacting your state Senator or Assemblymember. (Feel free to borrow from our arguments.)
If you’d like to read more about the bills and our opposition to them, see our Water Tax page.