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State”s Water Quality Questioned

Backers of a $3.4 billion water bond on California´s ballot have released a report questioning the quality of the state´s drinking water.

The Natural Resources Defense Council didn´t find any confirmed violations of federal tap water standards in Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego or San Francisco. But it says it has concerns with the cities´ supplies, saying deteriorating waterworks could expose some tap water drinkers to toxins.

The NRDC Wednesday also made a pitch for Proposition 50, which would improve water security and water quality. Proposition 50 opponents such as the California Farm Bureau say no one opposes clean water, but the bond spends too much on buying out developers to preserve wetlands and open space.