A sewage treatment plant in Victorville, California.
Source Reuters article The state’s wastewater system has been in crisis for years.
It is overflowing at an alarming rate, and in some places it is failing completely.
The state Department of Public Health estimates that there are now 1.4 million people living in California’s coastal regions, and there are some 7.7 million people in the state without access to clean drinking water.
In fact, there are about 11 million people who lack access to drinking water in the United States, according to the American Water Works Association, a group that represents water providers in the industry.
For the first time in more than a decade, a new water crisis has hit California.
But in the past year, state officials have been fighting to contain the crisis, in part by making the state’s sewage treatment plants more efficient.
On Thursday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that aims to make the state more efficient and to create more than 4,000 new jobs in the water and wastewater treatment sector.
The bill requires the state to increase wastewater treatment capacity by up to 60 percent.
The state also is expected to increase its water treatment capacity from 2.7 billion gallons per day to 3.5 billion gallons by 2020, and is expected create a new treatment plant to replace the existing one in Victor, according a spokesman for Brown.
But critics say the bill is too ambitious, and that it could make it even harder for people to access clean drinking-water.
“There is a real risk that this bill would lead to further waste and more damage to the environment in California, particularly to the state of Victoria,” said Jim Toth, a member of the Sierra Club’s water program.
He said the bill was written in an attempt to appease water users, but would put water users at a competitive disadvantage.
Toth and other critics also pointed to other measures that would reduce the amount of wastewater being pumped from the plants.
The legislation also does not address the long-term problems of the sewage system.
In addition to reducing the amount it pumps, the bill proposes to make it harder to fix the system.
For example, the state would not be able to tap the wastewater that comes out of the treatment plants and into the ocean.
The government has said that a significant portion of the water being pumped to the plant is diverted from the state-run water grid, and a recent study found that this diverted water is used to flush toilets and other infrastructure.
The Sierra Club is asking the governor to veto the bill.
The group said that in addition to the waste and environmental damage, the new bill would make it more difficult for Californians to access safe drinking-potable water.