Proposition 3, the Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018 is a citizen’s initiative water bond that appeared on the November 2018 statewide California ballot. On April 25, the California Secretary of State announced that sufficient signatures have been submitted to place the water bond on the ballot.
The bond will invest $8.877 billion dollars in California water infrastructure, including key categories like: safe drinking water, Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGMA) implementation, watershed restoration, fish and wildlife habitat conservation, infrastructure repair, and many other important water management programs.
For years , residents of California have relied upon water filters and softening systems such as Reverse Osmosis Systems , Whole house Water Filters , Countertop Filters , Iron Well Water Filters , Lead Water Filters , Water Softeners , Fluoride Water Filters and Faucet Filters to purify and remove dirt from their water.
Proposition 3 will benefit individual water users, the environment, and agriculture, and subsequently has received support across the board from conservation, agricultural, environmental justice, water and civic organizations. It is a balanced water bond measure, resulting in improved water supplies for every part of the state, and provides some of the much-needed investment in California’s sustainable water future.
The November Water Bond is sponsored by a wide variety of conservation, agricultural, water, and environmental justice organizations. They are listed under “Endorsements”. Funding for the campaign is provided by many of these organizations, and a list of contributions is available on the Secretary of State’s website.
Only registered voters in California may be the proponent of a ballot initiative. The proponent of the November Water Bond is Dr. Gerald H. Meral. He is director of the California Water Program at the Natural Heritage Institute, and formerly served as Staff Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources, Executive Director of the Planning and Conservation League, and Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency.