California's aging and outdated infrastructure is crumbling, all while the state's population is growing. The legislature has a responsibility to update our state's infrastructure, especially our water storage systems.

Β Our infrastructure is crumbling, and the brunt of the cost is being felt on a local level with little state support. Our water systems and storage are also reckless, as they do not prepare for the long term. The legislature has a duty to reform and expand our outdated water infrastructure, while actively working with local municipalities to repair and update our infrastructure in other areas. Updating our infrastructure is not just raw cost, it is an investment into the future. It is an investment that provides jobs and stimulus to our economy as well. The cost of waiting is far more than the cost of updating. However, the repairs must be done in a fiscally sound way, not with reckless overbearing tax burdens.