Congressman McNerney Gets Senate Support for Water Conservation Bills

Congressman Jerry McNerney


Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced that two water efficiency bills he wrote and introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives will be introduced in the U.S. Senate.  The legislation includes tax credits for water-efficient purchases & grants to help rural water agencies implement innovative water solutions.

“I’m pleased the Senate will start work on my legislation,” said Rep. McNerney. “These are commonsense programs that help consumers save money and create jobs while protecting our natural resources. And with much of the country, including California, enduring one of the worst droughts in a generation, I encourage both the House and Senate to act quickly and pass these bills.”

The Water Efficiency Improvement Act would provide up to a $2000 tax credit for individuals and businesses when they buy EPA WaterSense products. WaterSense certified products and services are at least 20 percent more efficient than other products in their class.

The Community Water Enhancement Act provides grants to rural and agriculture areas to partner with other utility agencies to develop innovative water projects that benefit multiple regions.

Congressman McNerney continues to be a leader on water efficiency. Earlier this year the House passed an amendment offered by the Congressman that encourages commercial building owners and tenants to invest in cost-effective energy efficiency measures.



  1. Waste of time, once again McNinny swings and hits a soft dribbler in the infield. These actions will do little to help the current problem, insufficient water storage and a gross misallocation of what water we do have to large corporate farming conglomerates growing the crap they sell overseas for very little benefit to California.

    How about writing a bill that allocates commercial water by ratio of how much they contribute to the GDP of California?

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