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Governor’s tunnels expected to cost $20-$47 billion, raise L.A. water rates
by Dan Bacher
“Water agencies like LADWP are at a crossroads of whether to invest in the failed engineered solutions of the past or invest in the future, which provides local water and local jobs,” said Conner Everts, the executive director of the Southern California Watershed Alliance. “This report shows the true cost of speculating on faraway infrastructure and illustrates why we should instead cost-effectively reduce demand here in L.A. first.”
Photo: Governor Jerry Brown unveils his peripheral tunnel proposal at a press conference at the Natural Resources Agency Building in Sacramento on July 25 as Natural Resources Secretary John Laird and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar listen. Photo by Dan Bacher.
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