Encinitas and Solana Beach will be getting more than $91 million to address safety and environmental issues related to bluff and beach erosion.
The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN Act) was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday.
The bill will affect issues related to water resources, dams, harbors and other projects in the country, including increasing the water deliveries to farmers in the San Joaquin Valley.
Darrell Issa, of the 49th Congressional District praised the project, saying he was excited to get started.
He released the following statement:
"I am proud to deliver on a top priority for the communities of Encinitas and Solana Beach. Erosion of the beaches and bluffs in our area have presented significant safety concerns we can correct through the careful work of the Army Corps of Engineers and our local and federal leaders. Just this week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Mayor Zito of Solana Beach where he stressed what an incredible difference this project will make for the future safety and economy in our area. Today I am excited to move this project forward. In addition, the WIIN Act makes crucial investments in our nation's water infrastructure and prioritizes drought relief for California. We still have much work to do on California's water problems, but this bill presents good solutions that will help ensure the longevity of our water infrastructure and help fix erosion issues that have plagued our coastal communities."