Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor has announced $7.2 million in funding through the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI program for the Lower Chino Dairy Area Desalination project to expand its desalination capabilities. U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) contacted the Department of Interior earlier this year in support of the project’s bid.
“I’m pleased that the Bureau of Reclamation has chosen to invest in the Lower Chino Dairy Area Desalination and Reclamation Project. As California continues to struggle with the ongoing drought, it’s critical that we cultivate all available water sources for our families and farms. I’ll continue to work with my colleagues from both parties to find constructive solutions to Southern California’s water shortages,” said Rep. Royce.
“With California in its fifth year of drought, these investments will build resilience for local communities struggling with limited water supplies – an effort that is more important than ever as the dangers of drought escalate in the face of climate change,” said Deputy Secretary Connor. “Using the best available science and technology to improve the growing disparity between water supplies and demand, this funding will help local water managers stretch dwindling resources.”
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Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce