VoSD How Your Water Rates Subsidize Golf
San Diego - In the last four years, the price of water for almost every customer in San Diego has exploded. Scarcity and new construction projects have fueled constant rate increases and higher bills.
But one class of customers has escaped the rate hikes unscathed: The 475 businesses, homeowners associations, golf courses and public agencies that buy reclaimed water from the city.
In Encinitas one of the San Dieguito Water District's largest customers is a for-profit public-private partnership (Encinitas Ranch Golf Authority).