Fix Needs Fixing
Oct 11, 2017
California WaterFix needs fixing
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD |
A new report by the state auditor is an alarm bell for the proposed Delta tunnels project, and like any alarm, it sounds for a reason and shouldn’t be ignored.
The 91-page report on the major infrastructure project now called California WaterFix reveals that the state’s Department of Water Resources has not completed an economic or a financial analysis of the project to demonstrate its financial viability. Further, the DWR has yet to fully implement a governance structure for the design and construction phase of WaterFix, and the agency has failed to maintain important program management documents.