Water won’t be getting cheaper

As San Diego County labors to squeeze water from its arid landscape and secure enough supply through its far-flung pipelines, one thing is clear: Water won’t be getting cheaper.

The region imports three-quarters of its water from the Colorado River and Northern California, and has seen those supplies grow scarcer and pricier. On Thursday, the San Diego City Council approved a nearly 15 percent water rate hike over two years to cover expected water price increases and recoup past expenses.

Water officials acknowledge there’s no easy fix, but point to a suite of improvements and investments aimed at securing enough water in years to come. Those projects, ranging from desalination to water recycling, come at a cost.

Read more at: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/25/tp-local-water-agencies-rise-with-the-stakes/

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