If there’s anything to take away from MacKenzie Elmer’s latest story on the cost of water in drought-stricken Southern California, it’s that it isn’t getting cheaper any time soon. The San Diego County Water Authority, which controls most of the region’s water resources from the drought-stressed Colorado River, is forecasting hefty price hikes as high as 10 percent beginning 2023. That’s partly because the agency has a lot of debt to pay off. It doesn’t want to take out more loans, so it’d like to raise cash over the next decade instead — and that cash comes from ratepayers.
- Half Moon Bay Review: Water district to consider drought rate hikes