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Statement from Dir. Tony Estremera about the formation of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority

May 14, 2018
Canal carries water from the Delta

May 14, 2018

Today, the partners in the California WaterFix formed the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority (DCA) – the agency that will take on the planning, design and construction of the project.

The formation of the DCA represents a milestone in years of collaboration, and begins the process of ensuring that Santa Clara County will be able to get a clean and safe water supply while protecting the environment. Further, the Santa Clara Valley Water District will lead the charge as we move ahead with the important work of improving water supply reliability for our county and the state. I look forward to the challenge of implementing this project, as the Santa Clara Valley Water District and our partners commit to continuing this work through transparent public processes.

The first meeting of the DCA will take place on Thursday, May 17. The agenda is available at


The Santa Clara Valley Water District manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 1.9 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.