Approximately 27 million people, or 3 of 5 Californians, including 6 million people in disadvantaged communities, receive clean affordable water that flows through the State Water Project (SWP) infrastructure in the Delta. One of the objectives of the proposed Delta Conveyance Project is to protect the reliability of these supplies for decades to come. Additionally, public water agencies must maintain affordable water rates for the economically disadvantaged families in their extensive service areas.
DWR is engaging with historically burdened, underrepresented, low income, Tribal and otherwise vulnerable populations as part of the project’s ongoing environmental analysis to determine baseline conditions and potential project-related impacts and benefits for the Delta’s diverse communities. DWR will continue this engagement with disadvantaged communities in all phases of the project—from planning and environmental review through the project’s design and construction, as well as post-construction period.
DWR has released an Environmental Justice Community Survey in an effort to identify potential project-related impacts and benefits within Delta communities. No one understands life in the Delta better than the people who live, work and play in the water ways and towns of the Delta, and DWR is seeking their input to help shape the planning of the Delta Conveyance Project.
The survey should take under 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed by smart phone, tablet or computer at the link below.
- Environmental Justice Community Survey
- Survey is also available in Spanish and Chinese
- For survey-related assistance call 1-866-924-9955
- Electronic Notification - September 30, 2020: “Your Delta, Your Voice” Community Survey Launched - Take the Survey Today!
- Survey Flyer (English, Spanish and Chinese)
- Video: How to Take DWR’s Delta Conveyance Project Community Survey