Maria's Accomplishments

While serving as an elected water board member from 2003 to 2020, Maria accomplished much for our community.

Led the effort to form SCV Water, saving over $10 million and significantly improving efficiency

 

Built significant backup water supplies, ensuring Santa Clarita has reliable water during times of drought

 

Diversified our water supply to increase access to clean water

 

Bolstered statewide water partnerships

 

Eliminated the threat of water shutoffs

 

Championed the first-ever recordings of board meetings for public playback

 

Allowed families to defer payments during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Fast-tracked new water treatment protection

Backed successful lawsuits against polluters who caused groundwater problems