LVMWD Board Unanimously Supports Safe Drinking Water for All Californians
Calabasas, CA – The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) Board of Directors voted to unanimously support AB 2050 which provides solutions to ensure that communities served by non-compliant water treatment systems receive safe and reliable potable water.
Assembly Bill 685, signed by Governor Brown in 2012, established the Human Right to Water which declares that all Californians have a right to clean, healthy, affordable water. As of November 2017, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) found that 329 water treatment systems, impacting nearly 800,000 Californians, lack this right due to minimized local financial assets, qualified management, poor technical resources and erroneous infrastructure. These issues disproportionately affect small, rural systems that serve populations under 10,000 residents.
Several laws have already been passed that address elements of the water accessibility problem but have not provided lasting change that focuses on local governance structure of the non-compliant systems to ensure water safety.