Clean Water 2017

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Save The Bay supports initiatives that leverage stormwater as a resource to be captured, which also reduces polluted urban runoff into local waterways. We have also advocated for funding measures and amendments to state law that will help cities fix their infrastructure to improve quality of life and protect water quality. Decades of neglect and lack of funding have left our streets and stormwater infrastructure in serious disrepair, increasing pollution risk to the Bay, flood risk to our neighborhoods, and accessibility issues on sidewalks.


Senate Bill 231 (Hertzberg): Stormwater is both an important freshwater resource and a major source of pollution in our waterways. Cities and local agencies have struggled for many years to effectively manage stormwater due to limitations in their ability to fund infrastructure projects. SB 231 provides municipalities and local water agencies greater authority to finance these projects while maintaining strict requirements for transparency and accountability. Save The Bay is now supporting cities as they pursue stormwater system improvement projects using their new authority under this law.

Approved by the legislature.