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