SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - With a new public opinion poll showing a majority of Californians are concerned about their water supply, Association of California Water Agencies Executive Director Timothy Quinn said the findings mean the public recognizes the importance of investing in the state's water infrastructure.

Of the more than 2,000 California residents surveyed by the Public Policy Institute of California in "Californians and Their Government," three out of four said water supply is a big problem or somewhat of a problem, and nearly six in 10 said their water supply will be inadequate for the next 10 years.

"The public's responses in the PPIC poll are very encouraging," Quinn said. "California's water supply system is in dire straights. It's heartening to see the public is aware of the problem."

The PPIC survey is part of a series conducted periodically to examine the social, economic and political trends that influence public policy preferences and ballot choices. For more information and to download the survey, visit

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 450 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California. For more information, visit

Contact Information: Contact: Jennifer Persike ACWA Director of Strategic Coordination and Public Affairs 916/441-4545 916/296-3981 (cell)