The Imperial Valley is a national treasure. For over 100 years it has been one of the most productive farming communities in the world. The brains and sweat of our forefathers tamed the Colorado River and brought water to Imperial County, turning the desert into a fertile oasis. Agriculture is the economic heart of this valley and water is its lifeblood. To fallow these fields and destroy this way of life would be a crime.
Water is Imperial Valley's most precious resource. Not one drop of that water should be sent to San Diego — not until our coastal neighbors conserve their own water!
San Diego has two massive water recycling plants, one in North County and another in South Bay. They have a combined recycling capacity of 45 million gallons per day of water that could and should be used on lawns and golf courses. Taxpayers paid over half a billion dollars to build these plants and their infrastructure, yet they are hardly being used — only 1 million gallons per day is currently sold.