Our City Council has repeatedly stated that it must have its own water source because water from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is subject to conditions in the Sacramento delta, or drought in Colorado, or natural disasters; all of which the council claims “could” curtail the City’s water supply.
But now it appears we may have a new water source with great reliability. This source is the Cadiz Water Project in the California desert.
In October 2012, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved Cadiz’s plan to pump 50,000 acre-feet of water per year out of this vast water source in the desert near Amboy.
The new water source will supply over 100,000 Southern California households who have contracted to purchase Cadiz water at rates equal to or less than current MWD rates.