On Friday, California’s Senate Appropriation Committee in Sacramento will vote on Senate Bill 623, which would establish a state tax on drinking water. The purpose of the bill is to generate funds over the next 15 years to clean up contaminated groundwater and improve faulty water systems in rural areas throughout the state.

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), of which Helix is a member, opposes the bill.

Read The Mercury News’ “First-ever water tax proposed to tackle unsafe drinking water in California”

Watch ACWA’s Video