by George J. Janczyn / Grok’s Surf San Diego / June 1, 2011
San Diego County faces a “new normal” where water is concerned. What’s the new normal? It’s widespread community awareness that we inhabit an arid region, rely on mostly imported water to survive, are vulnerable to supply disruptions from a variety of causes, human and natural, and must use water wisely and sparingly, drought or no drought. It’s aggressive cost-cutting in water agency budgets while continuing to diversify water sources. It’s improving supply reliability. And, the new normal is more rate increases for the foreseeable future.
Those were some of the points made during Water Talk: Investing in Reliability, a community forum on key water issues facing San Diego County hosted by the San Diego County Water Authority (CWA) at its headquarters on Tuesday evening [May 31, 2011].
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