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Clean-water bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown

October 7, 2011 | 10:21 am

Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday he has signed a cluster of bills aimed at giving Californians better access to clean water.

One of the measures, AB 1292, will allow a state agency to sell revenue bonds to help pay for improvements to drinking-water systems throughout California.

Another, AB 1221, will allow state water-pollution cleanup funds to be provided to a nonprofit group and Native American tribe.

AB 938 expands the information required to be provided in languages other than English in public notices when water systems fall short of quality standards.

"The bills I have signed today will help ensure that every Californian has access to clean and safe sources of water," Brown said in a statement. "Protecting the water we drink is an absolutely crucial duty of state government."

-- Patrick McGreevy in Sacramento