Thursday, April 26, 2012
The New York Times reports on a simmering battle in San Diego:
At issue is how much the [Metropolitan Water District] should be charging San Diego to use the district’s pipes to transport water the county bought elsewhere. (San Diego officials have made a concerted effort to expand the sources of their water over the years — including a long-contested, substantial transfer of Colorado River water from inland farmers — so they are not as reliant on the district as they once were). San Diego has four seats on the district’s 37-member board, and there is little incentive for other communities to entertain San Diego’s argument: When San Diego pays less, everyone else pays more.
(photo: Aquaduct carrying water to southern california by hall.chris25)