How important is having Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection in Santa Clara County to you?
The Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, a parcel tax overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2012, is putting your tax dollars to work to make sure your drinking water is safe. Projects funded by the program, are making steady progress to protect residents and businesses from flooding and sea-level rise. At the same time, we are working to repair and replace our aging dams and expand our reservoirs to ensure we have enough water even in the face of natural disasters or droughts. Our steady collaboration with our city partners and the community, is helping reduce toxins, hazards, and contaminants in our waterways by removing litter from encampments.
We all know our community is contending with new challenges such as emergencies, natural disasters, climate change, population growth, and uncertain imported water supplies. To better address these issues, we are exploring the opportunity to renew and update the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, which currently has a sunset date of 2028.
What matters most to you?
Is it that the water that flows through our community is free of toxins and contaminants? Or that our water supplies are safe in case of an emergency or natural disaster? Maybe you support our work on projects that keep us safe from floods.
We want to hear your voice as we explore designing an updated Safe, Clean Water, and Natural Flood Protection Program that better meets the future water needs of Santa Clara County.
Please visit http://www.SafeCleanWater.org, where you can learn more about the program and take two minutes to add your voice to the Community Input Survey. And let’s work together to keep Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection for all!