The Los Angeles County Business Federation has endorsed a water project that will capture and conserve groundwater currently being lost to evaporation and create a new water supply for some 400,000 people and businesses.
The alliance of more than 135 local business groups voted at its May 19 board meeting to support the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project, a public-private partnership with the Santa Margarita Water District, which will create a 50-year water supply for Southern California. The Cadiz Water Project moves forward as the state enters its fourth year of a historic drought.
Located on the renewable resources company’s 35,000-acre property in California’s eastern Mojave Desert, the Cadiz Water Project will be carried out by public water providers that serve more than 1 million customers in six Southern California counties. Three Valleys Municipal Water District, Golden State Water Company, Suburban Water Systems and Cal Water Services Company have already executed agreements with the Company that will enable them to provide water from the Project to Los Angeles County businesses and residents within their service areas.
The Cadiz Water Project is now processing final certifications prior to construction, including terms related to how water will be transported to the project participants.