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United States : $7.5B water bond measure approved to help fund major projects

August 18, 2014

The $7.5 billion water bond measure that state legislators have approved this past week could help fund major local projects, from cleaning the contaminated San Fernando Valley groundwater basin to recycling treated sewage for potable water.

The Los Angeles region largely relies on scarce and costly imported water, and experts expect the bond funds to help reverse that dependence by boosting the local supply.

Simultaneously, the money could help rehabilitate native rivers, enhance water quality, capture stormwater runoff and even construct some parks.

Executive director of the Council for Watershed Health in downtown Los Angeles, Nancy Steele, said : "It makes more sense to the community to increase our local self-reliance. This is a good investment by the public in our water infrastructure, and in our natural landscape."

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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