MPWD Celebrates California Water Awareness Month

Water infrastructure is vital to the prosperity of California. As climate change continues to drive frequent weather extremes, including recent storm conditions, atmospheric rivers and other weather whiplash events, water supplies will remain strained so long as we do not have the infrastructure to manage them. To respond to our state’s changing climate, investing in and modernizing the systems used to capture, store, treat and deliver the water that fuels our state will be crucial. (article continues below)

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What is water infrastructure? From aqueducts that carry water supplies throughout the state to water treatment plants that ensure the safety of the water that flows from our taps, water infrastructure plays a vital role in quenching California. Water infrastructure systems also enable us to adapt to our changing climate: protecting our communities from floods, storing excess water in wet years for use in dry ones, transporting available supplies to where they’re needed most and recycling wastewater to expand our local water resources.

Local water agencies like Mid-Peninsula Water District (MPWD) have prioritized investments in water infrastructure for years and have made great progress toward building a more climate-ready California.  (article continues below)

infographic showing California water infrastructure from source to delivery.

To meet California’s future water needs, building additional water projects and replacing aging infrastructure will be both expensive and expansive, which is why we will need both state and federal support and partnerships to succeed.

Investing in water infrastructure projects means investing in the present and future of California water. Our community requires a reliable water supply that current and future generations can rely on. Water keeps us hydrated, fed and thriving — and water infrastructure lies at the heart of it all.

To learn more about the importance of investing in California’s water infrastructure, visit

infographic showing why water infrastructure matters.