California Alliance for Jobs Supports Administration’s Renewed Push to Modernize State Water Distribution Infrastructure

Single Tunnel Water Conveyance Infrastructure is Vital to Protect Water Security

(SACRAMENTO)- The California Alliance for Jobs issued the following statement today in response to the Department of Water Resources’ recent announcement to initiate the environmental review and planning process for a single tunnel conveyance system through the Delta. The following statement can be attributed to Michael Quigley, executive director, California Alliance for Jobs:

“We are thrilled that the Administration has quickly answered the Governor’s call to move forward with plans for a single tunnel conveyance system through the Delta. Two-thirds of our state relies on water delivered through the Delta, and today’s announcement is a key step toward protecting water supplies from the impacts of climate change, sea level rise, and natural disasters. We look forward to working with the Governor, Secretary Crowfoot and their teams on a solution that provides ample capacity to ensure our homes, farms and businesses have water security into the future.”

The California Alliance for Jobs is a unique labor-management partnership that advocates for responsible investments in public infrastructure projects. Representing over 2,000 heavy construction companies and 80,000 union construction workers, the Alliance focuses on the core of what keeps California’s people and economy moving as the state’s population grows:
transportation networks, water systems, and increasing the quality of infrastructure for all Californians.