Water Use & Conservation
|Water Use & Conservation|
Producers in San Diego County face unique and sometimes difficult challenges when dealing with water. San Diego County growers pay some of the highest water prices for agricultural water in the state, some growers paying 30-times more than those of the Central Valley Project or the Imperial Irrigation District.
Beyond skyrocketing water prices, water availability is also an important factor to consider. Specifically when choosing a location, growers should really consider water availability. As a result of these circumstances, topics such as water quality, water availability, water sources, irrigation management, locating the proper water district, and water conservation must be carefully addressed when discussing the development of an agricultural enterprise.