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Los Angeles County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Robert E. "Rob" Katherman

Candidate for
Board of Directors; Water Replenishment District of Southern California; Division 2

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Director, Water Replenishment Dist. of Southern California
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Founded Adopt A Storm Drain Foundation to provide private funding for cleanup of storm water runoff to keep our beaches and ocean water clean.
  • Elected to the California Water Agencies Board of Directors representing L A County.
  • Insisted on Financial accountability: Excellence in Budgeting Awards from the California Municipal Financial Officers - 4 straight years.
  • Increased stormwater capture and the use of recycled water that reduced imported water use by 4 billion gallons each year.
  • As President of the Water Replenishment District I am proud to be part of the team ensuring safe and plentiful groundwater serving over 10% of Califor
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Continue Water Independence program to eliminate the need for imported water for groundwater replenishment.
  • Partner with West Basin Municipal Water District to construct the 5th phase of the El Segundo Water Treatment Plant.
  • Adopt a groundwater storage agreement to allow excess local storwater to be captured and stored.
Key Endorsements
  • Supervisor Don Knabe
  • Assembly Members Ted Lieu, Betty Karnett and Curran Price
  • Councilwoman Janice Hahn
Position Papers
The role of Groundwater In Southern LA County
Groundwater pumping is an important source of our local drinking water, annually providing over 80 billion gallons or nearly 40% of the total water supply in our area. Groundwater reserves also provide an emergency supply during times of drought and natural disasters which might disrupt water deliveries from Northern California or the Colorado River.
The Current Water Situation and the Benefits of Groundwater in the Future
Today we are not facing just another drought, but instead the entire state of California is facing serious water supply problems that could ultimately lead to water rationing and reduced supplies throughout the state.
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