Approximately 27 million people in the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Central Coast and Southern California, or 3 of 5 Californians, including millions of 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 recently conducted an Environmental Justice Community Survey in an effort to identify potential project-related impacts and benefits within Delta communities. The survey is now closed but DWR plans to provide updates on the results and continue to engage the Delta’s diverse communities in project planning. The input collected through the survey from the people who live and work in the towns and waterways of the Delta will help shape the planning of the Delta Conveyance Project.
- 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